Mar 16, 2011

Carrot Cookies

1 C. butter
3/4 C. sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp. orange extract
1 C. cooked and mashed carrots (Steam carrots in microwave until soft--don't use baby food--bleck!)
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 C. flour
1 C. chopped walnuts (optional)

2-3 tsp. orange zest
3 Tbsp. orange juice
Powdered sugar to consistency

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, extract, carrots, and orange zest. Mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Roll into walnut-sized balls and press flat with fingers or fork on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
For icing, mix zest and juice, then stir in powdered sugar until icing is slightly thicker than the glaze. Drop by tsp. fulls onto warm cookies so icing melts into cookies.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen.

Recipe from book Lemon Tart.

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