Monday, January 18, 2010

Orange Cookies

These have to be some of the most AMAZING cookies!
My sister-in-law, Roxanne's mother, makes these cookies
and will bring them to our family parties.
I think the first time I tried them I ate about 7!
They are so good...and i've decided they have 5 of the food groups in them
so they are TOTALLY healthy to eat!
One batch made 64 cookies (small ones) for me.
I would HIGHLY suggest you double them,
unless you think you will be ok when they are all gone and you want another one!
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup mashed, cooked carrots
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup coconut

First off, start cooking those carrots.
Peel and slice them and put them in a pan and cover with water.

Boil for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are soft.
When they are done, mash them completely.
Let them cool down a bit,
so they don't cook the egg when you add them to the cookie mix!
Preheat oven to 350*
Combine sugar, shortening and egg.
Mix until soft and fluffy.

Add the cooled carrots and vanilla.
Once combined, add all the dry ingredients.
Using your small scoop :), place onto parchment paper covered jelly roll pan
or a cookie sheet...whichever you have!

Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Mine took 12.

Grate the peel for some orange zest.
Juice the orange into a bowl.
Add the powdered sugar until it is the right consistency.
You want it to be a thick consistency, not runny.
I think mine took about 3 cups of powdered sugar.
You want that orange goodness to stay on TOP of the cookies!
Add the orange zest!

Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool.
Before they have cooled completely, frost them.
****Use the left over parchment paper to put under the cooling rack...
that way you don't have frosting drippings all over your counter!

I DARE you to try and not snag a cookie...or two...or three.


  1. I love the pretty orange color and the drizzled icing - they looks so yummy!

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  3. Mmm, these look so yummy! I can't wait to try them! Do you mind if I post them on my blog with a link back to you? Stop by and visit me sometime!

  4. It's a small world. I got this recpie several years ago when I worked at Ogden Main. They are one of my favorites! I have also made mine with a can of cooked carrots and they turn out just the same. These are so yummy the next day after they have been in the fridge overnight.

  5. I love organge cookies and yours are beautiful! Thanks for the reminder of how to use organges in cooking. It was so nice to visit your blog, it is lovely.

  6. Yum! I tried this today and they were delicious! Didn't have any oranges, so we used a grapefruit instead. Thanks for posting :)


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