Friday, June 22, 2012

Carrot Cake inspired Cookies

This week, I completed an order of carrot cake cupcakes using my grandmother's famous recipe. I had a few left after completing the order and we needed dessert for Wednesday night Bible study. I didn't have quite enough for the whole group so I threw together some carrot cake inspired cookies. The great thing about cookies is that you can do a whole batch in under an hour!

Carrot "Cake" Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream together:
1 stick or 1/2 c. melted butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar

Then add in:
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. shredded carrots
1/3 c. raisins or currants

In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients:
3/4 c. flour
1c. oats
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
A pinch of ground cloves
1/2 c. walnuts (optional) 

Add dry ingredients into wet until dough forms

Spoon dough onto un-greased cookie sheet and bake roughly 15-20 minutes until edges begin to turn golden brown.