Rating: 4 stars
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A plain soft cookie with finely grated carrots and a delicious orange icing.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cook the grated carrots in enough water to cover. Boil until just soft and drain. Do not over cook!

  • Cream the shortening and sugar together. Add the egg and mix well. Stir in the cooked carrots while still warm.

  • Add the sifted flour, salt and baking soda and mix to combine.

  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 minutes. Let cool then frost with Orange Icing.

  • To Make Orange Icing: Add enough confectioners' sugar to the orange juice and orange zest to make a spreading consistency. Spread icing over cooled cookies and let dry.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 22.7g; fat 9g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 128mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2004
I'll admit it I did not read the recipe all the way through before starting. When I realized that there wasn't any orange juice in the actual cookie batter I pretty much wrote these little cookies off! I added about 1 Tbls of orange zest to the batter and went a head and made them. I am glad I did. They are pretty good! The icing needs a little tweeking may be better if made with frozen orange concentrate. My 3 1/2 year old thinks they are pretty good. He likes them plain with no frosting. I used a food processor and chopped the carrots and nuked them for 1 minute in the microwave. This recipe is worth the effort if you want a light little cookie that is slighty sweet. Read More
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