Carrot Cookies with Orange Glaze

  • 1 c. shortening
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. cooked, mashed carrots  (boil 2-3 cups raw carrots for one cup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Beat shortening and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and carrots. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to carrot mixture. Mix well. Drop by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Move to a cooling rack. Glaze cookies while they are still warm.  Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Orange Glaze

  • juice of 1/2 orange- about 3-4 Tbs.
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add orange juice and powdered sugar. Mix well. Add orange zest and mix well. Glaze cookies by placing a cookie sheet beneath cookie cooling rack. Pour warm glaze over cookies and let cool.
Recipe Courtesy: The Orange Apron