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Carrot Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Carrot Cookies, by , is from Pine River Senior Center, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jean Elliott
Added: Monday, October 26, 2009


1 cup soft shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cooked carrots, mashed
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup shredded coconut

Frosting: (mix all ingredients together in bowl)
1/3 cup soft butter
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. orange juice
1-1/2 tbsp. orange rind, grated

Mix shortening, sugar, carrots and eggs. Sift flour, baking powder and salt and stir into shortening mixture. Add coconut. Drop about 2 apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 10 minutes. Remove from oven when you can touch center and leave no imprint. Frost. Makes 4 dozen.




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