Friday, August 12, 2011
Carrot Cookies, probably one of the best cookies you've had
that don't include chocolate chips anyway...
I said I would post this recipe a day or two ago.
I know, I'm sorry. I always get caught up with something else
as responsible as I try to be with this blog!
But Seriously this recipe is worth the wait.
I don't know what's up with me and baking with veggies but
I looove it! My future kids are definitely not going to be afraid of
This cookie is the kind of cookie that disappears as soon as it
comes out of the oven, yesterday my mom ate about 6 as soon
as I took them out of the oven. No lie. And my mom is the type
of person who says cookies or cake shouldn't be eaten warm.
(Now that's a lie.)
Anyway make these. They are light & soft in the inside with a
crispy outside. (I am eating one while I type this.)
Delicious and simple. Best of all so easy to make.
Plus you won't feel so bad about eating about five of them because
they are healthy... right? Carrot cookies? and they are snack size.
I highly recommend these, especially if you have kids.
What you need:
- 2 c. peeled, cubed carrot ( I used about 4 medium size carrots)
- 3/4 c. butter, room temp.
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 t. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1. Boil the peeled, cubed carrot in a small amount of water
with salt, about two pinches of salt and enough water to cover carrots.
Drain and mash into a puree. Set aside and let cool.
2. Cream the butter and sugars together.
Add egg and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the carrot.
3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir until all is well incorporated.
Scoop onto cookie sheets with a teaspoon, with an inch of space in between
each cookie. Bake 15-16 minutes until golden brown.
Repeat with the rest of the dough.
( My favorite way of testing cookies after I see that they are the
shade of golden I want them to be is by lightly pressing on them and if they
spring right back up, that's when I take them out of the oven.)
Best way to enjoy these cookies is with a glass of cold milk!