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bonnie’s carrot cookies

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

I have an abundance of carrots in the fridge, so I thought of making these delicious carrot cookies for a sweet treat. Topped with a decadent orange icing, these cookies will be the perfect ending to any dinner. These cookies are also perfect for a ladies luncheon. Enjoy!

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 23 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie’s carrot cookies

  • 2 cups all purpose, organic flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup crisco shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup raw grated carrots

How To Make bonnie’s carrot cookies

  • Cook's Note
    Note: There is no liquid in the recipe. Don't add any. This recipe makes 24 good sized cookies. The icing recipe makes a generous amount. More than enough to coat two batches of cookies.
  • How long to bake?
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, or more. It really depends on how large you make your cookies. These are big, and it took 23 minutes.
  • 3
    Mix all the ingredients by hand and form a ball. Use a melon scoop to form small balls of dough.
  • Press the cookies to about 1/2 inch high.
    Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. I use an air baking pan. Press the balls down with flat fingers to about 1/2 inch thick. They do spread a little.
  • Baked cookies
    Cool cookies on a rack.
  • Microplane and zest
    MAKE THE ICING: Wash an orange and dry it with paper towels. Zest the orange into a medium mixing bowl. Cut the orange in half and squeeze only 1/2 of the orange into the bowl.
  • Icing
    Add powdered sugar (a little at a time) to the bowl and, mix well. Using a hand mixer, beat the icing smooth until it is thick enough to spread, adding more powdered sugar if needed.
  • Iced cookies
    You can serve these plain, or coated with icing..
  • Carrot cookie
    These are a good size cookie, about the size of my palm.
  • 10
    These cookies are amazing chilled in the fridge. Enjoy!