Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wartime Wednesday: Carrot Cookies

I have a definite sweet tooth, and I love cookies! Ooey, gooey, chewy cookies. So when I found this recipe for carrot cookies, I was horrified as in "driving by an accident and can't look away." Yes, carrots are a sweet vegetable. But really, vegetable cookies? It's just wrong. Or at least it seemed that way to me.

So in the spirit of "I'm writing about WWII, I need to experience some of the same things my characters do," I decided to give the recipe a try. The result? These cookies are light, sweet, and quite delicious! Scroll down for pictures of my process.

Carrot Cookies (Makes 12)
1 T margarine or butter
2 T sugar (plus a bit for sprinkling on top before baking)
1 t vanilla
6 T AP flour
1/2 t baking powder
4 T grated raw carrot (use the small side of the grater)
1 T water

Cream together the margarine/butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix in the grated carrot. Fold in the flour, then add the water. Drop by spoonfuls (I used a teaspoon) onto greased or parchment lined cookie tray. Press down slightly.

Cook in 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. (I rotated the pan halfway through the cooking time).

Next time I may add cinnamon or nutmeg.

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