Sunday, August 2, 2009

I'm sure you have more carrots, I do.


These are cookies from my childhood. They are so soft and yummy, you have to keep telling yourself they have carrots in them to justify eating so many of them.

Frosted Carrot Cookies

1 cup cooked carrots, mashed
1 c sugar
1 c butter
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2 c flour
1/2 t salt
2 t baking power

1 stick butter
1 orange rind grated
2-3 c powdered sugar
3-4 T orange juice
touch of vanilla

The cookies:
Cream together butter and sugar, add carrots, eggs and vanilla and blend till combined. Combine flour, salt and baking powder, add slowly to creamed mixture. Drop teaspoon sized balls onto cookie sheet (I chilled the dough, I always chill the dough, its probably optional). Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes till browned. They should be more set then say chocolate chip cookies because these are more cake like, and not chewy.

Meanwhile, prepare the frosting like you always prepared frosting. Cream the sugar with the softened or melted butter (and the orange zest), add the liquids until reaches desired consistency. Frost the cookies after they have cooled for about 10 minutes.

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