Monday, 21 September 2009

Carrot Cookies

Full of vitamin A and beta carotene - this is a good recipe to use all the carrots you have grown. Enjoy a really good for you snack!
COOKIE DOUGH 1 cup carrots 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter 1 egg -- well beaten 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract FROSTING 3 cups icing sugar 1/4 cup Florida orange juice 1 teaspoon butter -- melted 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice milk, as needed Simmer carrots on top of the stove until cooked. Mash well, measure out one cup and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add egg and the five remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonful on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 - 18 minutes or until golden brown. Combine frosting ingredients, adding milk by teaspoonfuls if too stiff. Ice cookies while still warm. Store in a covered container. 3 - 4 dozen cookies.

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