Homemade Carrot Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Carrot cookies and carrot zucchini bars are delicious ways for all of us, young and young-at-heart, to enjoy nutritious vegetables. Shredded carrots add vitamins and natural sweetness to these lemon-flavored homemade cookies.

    Unsalted butter, softened 1 cup
    Granulated sugar ¾ cup
    Lemon extract 1 tsp
    Vanilla extract ½ tsp
    Egg 1 large
    Finely shredded carrots 1 cup
    All purpose flour 1 cup
    Whole wheat flour 1 cup
    Baking powder 2 tsp
    Salt ¼ tsp
    Baking soda ¼ tsp
    Chopped walnuts 1½ cups

    ingredients for carrot cookies

  • Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add lemon, vanilla extracts and egg. Continue beating to combine all ingredients well. Then stir in shredded carrots.

  • Mix together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add this flour mixture to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.

  • Soooooo ready for bakingIntroduce walnuts to the ensemble before proceeding to the next step.

  • Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheets, spacing about 2-inches apart.

  • carrot cookiesBake for about 12 minutes or until edges are browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  • This recipe for carrot cookies makes about 6 dozen.

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