My Grams Carrot Cookies

Pamela Loomis Cristiano


My Gram always had 3 brown cookie jars with cookies in them at all times. We had more family and friends stop by just to grab a cookie. You never had to ask just walk in say hi and help yourself. This was one of her old stand bys. I've made these cookies with 1 cup canola oil instead of shortening and replace 1 cup of whole wheat white flour for a cup of white for a healthier version. The kids on the soccer team loved them.


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  • 1 c
    shortening or canola oil
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 1 c
    mashed carrots
  • 2 c
    flour or a mix of whole wheat and white flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/8 tsp
  • 1 c
    flaked coconut

  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, unsweetened

How to Make My Grams Carrot Cookies


  1. Mix sugar and shortening or canola oil. Stir in eggs, vanilla and carrots till blended.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together add to wet ingredients
  3. scoop onto baking sheet and bake until light brown. About 10 minutes.
  4. Mix in enough orange juice into confectioners sugar to make icing. Ice cookies let dry before storing.

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About My Grams Carrot Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies

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