- 1 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in carrots. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to carrot mixture.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Reviews for Carrot Cookies
"These carrot cookies were both delicious and looked great! I think the cookies had a good texture, and good moisture. I also think that the directions were very easy to follow. I made a few changes to the recipe that I thought added to the taste, however this is based on personal taste preference. I added a 1/2 tea of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinnamon. I liked how these added to the flavors that were already present."
"These were very good, but I did change them up a bit. I added some cinnamon, raisins and chopped walnuts, then made a simple cream cheese frosting with reduced fat cream cheese to spread on top. They tasted just like carrot cake! Without my changes I don't think they'd be sweet enough for my tastes."
"They are super soft and good tasting with amazing textures."
"I LOVE carrot cookies made from raw carrots. Thank you for a recipe that gives me a taste of my childhood half-a-century later."
"I have made these cookies many times. Very good."
"This receipe piqued our interest and after reading previous reviews, my husband and I decided to saute the carrots in 1/2 tbsp butter before adding them to recipe; came out very good - sauteeing brought out the natural sweetness in carrots."