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Carrot Cookies with Creamy Orange Frosting

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These moist cake-like carrot cookies are topped with a thick orange cream frosting.



  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed carrots (I used canned)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 5 T butter (melted)
  • 3 cup powder sugar
  • 3 T fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 4 t finely grated orange rind


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Beat together shortening, sugar, eggs and carrots until smooth.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix together until smooth and creamy.
  • Using a Small cookie scoop, scoop batter onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  • Cool completely.
  • To make frosting, add all ingredients together and beat until smooth,
  • Frost cookies and enjoy!

My thoughts:  Yuck.  I don’t like carrots and I don’t like carrot cake, carrot muffins, carrot anything…these were no exception (I’ve gotta be honest here!!).  I got this recipe from my sister-in-law who promises that people love them and rant and rave over them.  I will find that out tomorrow when I serve them- and from you if you try them!  They are easy as can be to make and they really are very moist and cake-like (which I prefer to crunchy cookies)…but those carrots….sigh.  The frosting, on the other hand, is delicious.  I love the orange flavor and I think it would be wonderful over lemon cupcakes- yum.   In any case– enjoy—and do let me know if you try these and what you think!   -r

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