Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup shortening
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 4 cups quick-cooking oats
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in carrots. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 147 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.
May 30, 2018
These cookies are the best, my family just loves them. They are soft and last for days without getting hard as homemade cookies do sometimes.
Feb 17, 2013
These were good cookies, but a little too soft for my taste. My family devoured them though! Luckily, the recipe makes a lot. Just not my personal taste.
Jan 15, 2012
Jun 20, 2011
This is a very good, moist cookie. I found that they stuck together when stored in a zip lock bag at room temperature, BUT if kept in the freezer, they don't stick together and they are still soft and moist. A good solution!
Apr 26, 2011
Dont know what I did but these were not good-
Apr 3, 2011
147 calories for ONE cookie? And who eats just ONE cookie for a snack? A good majority of regular size candy bars have fewer calories than two of these cookies!
Apr 2, 2011
Awesome cookies! I also substituted raisins for the choc chips but also added 2 teaspons of cinnamon, a cup of coconut and an 8 ounce can of very well-drained pineapple. Will make these often for "my turn" to take snacks to church.
Apr 2, 2011
It is alot of butter and sugar, but this also makes alot of cookies (double the amount of a regular recipe).
Mar 30, 2011
Holy Moly...yeah, I guess anything with 2 cups of butter/shortening and THREE cups of various sugars would taste good. Throwing in some carrot does NOT make these a healthy cookie however. 147 calories per cookie!! Cut down on the butter and sugar A LOT and they will still taste wonderful but also be a lot healthier than the original version. And I love the idea another posted about using raisins instead of chocolate, thanks for the idea!
Jan 29, 2011
These cookies were great! I used Splenda brown sugar blend for the brown sugar and used a mix of 2/3 Splenda and 1/3 sugar instead of all sugar. I also used a mix of 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white flour. Added a little cinnamon too because it seemed necessary! They turned out nice and soft (I prefer my cookies soft) and not too sweet which for me is a good thing. Definitely hit the spot with a cold glass of milk!!
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