Carrot Cookies

Yes, Carrot Cookies but nothing like Carrot Cake.

I had another sweet tooth but tried to keep it healthy [fail]. I decided to make some cookies that my Mother-In-Law used to make. I love these things. They are so light and fluffy and will melt in your mouth like a hot Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut.

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This is a great way to get you kids to eat vegetables. Don't let me fool you by trying to convince you that these things are healthy because they are still full of sugar. No, they are not really healthy but I guess they are more healthy than an Oreo. I mean, the main ingredient is carrots. I don't like cooked carrots by the way but you cant even taste the carrots in these cookies. Your kids will never even know. I personally think they tasted like a soft vanilla wafer or light sugar cookie.

You will fall in love with these and they go a long way. One batch makes four dozen so they would go great for party or shower.


1 cup sugar
1 cup Crisco
1 cup shredded, mashed or baby food carrots
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder*
1 tsp salt *
*OR just use self rising flour and omit the baking powder and salt (that's what I do).

Cream together sugar and Criso- Beat carrots, eggs and vanilla in to the sugar mixture-then add flour to mixture.  Drop by spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes*
*No need to check them, 10 minutes will do it. I made some on a shiny pan and a nonstick pan and they worked the same. They will be soft and lightly browned on the bottoms.

For the optional glaze- Make a mixture of Orange juice and powder sugar.

Oh and let me say too, they cool really fast so you can just eat them almost immediately. Don't just go and do that, Im just saying you can. I did because I have no will power when it comes to sweets. 

UPDATE! Husband just informed me that he had strawberries and whip cream on top and it was like strawberry shortcake!

ENJOY! more

Ive shared this at:
marvelous-mondays at thisgalcooks
nifty-thrifty-tuesday at linda-coastalcharm
brag-about-it-tuesday at bebetsy
whatd-you-do-this-weekend at tumbleweedcontessa
simple-supper-tuesday at hunwhatsfordinner
full-plate-thursday at mizhelenscountrycottage
blog-stalking-thursday at thecraftyblogstalker
kitchen-fun-crafty-friday-link-party at kitchenfunwithmy3sons


  1. These look so lush! Put them in a little jar and send them to me in the UK! Haha, will defo be trying this recipe out!
    Loved the post!


    1. hahaha. We got a kick out of this. I would send you some if I knew they would not go bad on the way. haha.
      Let me know how yours turn out if you make any. Have a wonderful week.

  2. Cute carrot cookies! Found you on Marvelous Mondays!

  3. they look nice.

    thank you for visiting my blog via the Bloggy Mums July 2013 last week.

    Many blessings to you from Angela

  4. I like that this are so easy! They look so pretty and I bet they taste delicious :)

  5. Seems like an easy enough recipe to try. They do look really good. Sharing :)

  6. Mmmm, I bet the carrots bring a nice sweetness to these cookies. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. I like the strawberry shortcake idea but the cookies alone sound good. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hi Lisa,
    Your Carrot Cookies look awesome and they need to be in my cookie jar and will be very soon. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!

    Miz Helen