Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing

Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe

 The Spruce

Ratings
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 36-48 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
78 Calories
6g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36-48 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy drop carrot cookies are made with mashed carrots and finished with a delicious orange icing. If possible, use fresh orange juice for the icing.

Ingredients

  • For the Cookie
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup carrots (cooked and mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts, chopped)
  • For the Orange Icing
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice (or 1/2 orange, juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (or 1 orange, zested)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar (sifted)

Steps to Make It

  1.  Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 F/177° Celsius/Gas 4.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  2. Beat the shortening, gradually adding sugar and combine until light and fluffy.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  3. Add the egg, carrots, and vanilla to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into carrot mixture and mix well.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  5. Stir in chopped nuts, if using.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  6. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  7. Bake for about 20 minutes.

  8. Transfer cookies to racks to cool.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  9. Meanwhile, make the icing.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  10. Combine juice and zest with the butter.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  11. Stir in the confectioners' sugar until desired spreading consistency is reached.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  12. Add more juice or sugar as needed.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  13. Once cookies are cool, spread icing on top.

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
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  14. Serve and enjoy!

    Carrot Cookies With Orange Icing Recipe
     The Spruce