Carrot Cookies
Ingredients
Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cooked and mashed carrots
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Juice and grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Orange Icing
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Juice and grated of orange of ½ - 1 orange
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl until combined.
  3. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until starting to brown on the edges.
  5. Remove from the oven and place pan on a cooking rack. Allow to cool for five minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before icing.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, carefully beat or whisk ingredients together to make an icing. If you prefer a thicker icing add less juice. For a thinner glaze, add more orange juice.
  7. Spread icing on cooled cookies.
  8. Allow icing to set before serving or plating.