Friday, May 20, 2011

Healthy cookies??

Ok, ok, so maybe they arent HEALTHY but they are probably healthier than the average cookie :). A lady from my work shared this recipe with me and i really wanted to try it out. Let me tell you... these cookies are HEAVENLY....melt in your mouth, soft, to die for cookies. Here is how to make yourself some :)

*Carrot Cookies*
1. Cream together........ 1 cup shortening (half butter or margarine), 3/4 cup sugar

2. Add & beat well......... 1 egg, 1 cup carrots (cooked & mashed)
                             
 i boiled the carrots for about 15 min so that they were good and soft to mash. i also mashed my carrots kinda chunky. I also beat the ingredients together before i added the carrots.                                                                                        

3. Add..................... 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
                                 2 teas. baking powder
                                 1/2 teas. salt
                                  1 teas. orange juice (i used fresh squeezed juice)
                                 2 teas. orange rind
                                  1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)  i didnt add nuts

Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
Bake @ 375 degrees for 10 min.
Bray was anxious


Spread with the following icing.......

grated rind from 1 orange
Juice of 1/2 an orange
Powdered sugar to spreading consistency

 i wanted my frosting more runny so that i could drizzle the frosting on rather than spread it. Just keep adding powdered sugar to the orange juice mixture to desired consistency.
 Bray enjoyed her bedtime snack
 i LOVE the chunks of carrots. And the orange juice frosting makes these cookies TO DIE FOR!
i seriously eat like 10 a day :). Now i know these arent "healthy" but they are healthier. Im going to make another batch and substitute the sugar with sweetener. i already substituted the butter for margarine. and yea. makes it a tiny bit more healthy. Every effort counts right??!

Enjoy lovies!
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