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 cup mashed, cooked carrots
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup coconut
Peel and slice them and put them in a pan and cover with water.
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.
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!
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!
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!