Carrot Cookies with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Don't let the fruit and veggie title fool you into thinking these taste "healthy". They melt right in your mouth.

1 cup butter (room temp)
¾ cup sugar
½ t lemon extract
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 cup cooked, mashed carrots
1 t salt
2 t baking powder
2 cups flour

Cream together butter, sugar, lemon extract, egg and vanilla. Add carrots. Sift and add dry ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375* for approximately 10 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Frost with orange icing while warm.

Orange Icing (you'll have some leftover)

4 T Butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 T orange zest
about 2 T orange juice
3-4 cups powdered sugar

Whip butter and cream cheese. Add zest and juice. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until you get a good consistency.

Enjoy these moist little cookies. We did.


Heather said...

My mouth waters when I look at your blog! Everything looks so good. Sometimes It's not a good thing since I absolutely HAVE to have something sweet after looking. Those cookies and the Dutch oven cake look YUmmY.

One Creative Life said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made two batches and they didnt even last 24hours! The second batch I added mini chocolate chips and they were great!-Erica

jeribomb said...

my greatgramma used to make these all the time. but with raisins. soooo good. and no, they do not last long in my house hold!!