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Carrot Cookies

These cookies are both flavorful and colorful. The shredded carrots add nice bright flecks of orange color.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min/batch
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in carrots. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to carrot mixture.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 128 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Glenda
    Mar 31, 2020

    I make this recipe using canned carrots ( drained) and add vanilla,orange juice and zest. Ice with an orange glaze and my family gobbles them up. I call them a citrus cookie so the grandson will eat them ( he thinks hates carrots ) and he gobbles these up,

  • meliss.beyer
    Mar 21, 2019

    Overall, not a bad cookie. They were very simple to make with a limited number of ingredients. The texture was good, fluffy, almost biscuit like. In the future, I would definitely add cinnamon. The taste was fine but not flavorful at all.

  • MsSusieP
    Oct 25, 2014

    These carrot cookies were both delicious and looked great! I think the cookies had a good texture, and good moisture. I also think that the directions were very easy to follow. I made a few changes to the recipe that I thought added to the taste, however this is based on personal taste preference. I added a 1/2 tea of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinnamon. I liked how these added to the flavors that were already present.

  • sugarcrystal
    Jul 20, 2014

    These were very good, but I did change them up a bit. I added some cinnamon, raisins and chopped walnuts, then made a simple cream cheese frosting with reduced fat cream cheese to spread on top. They tasted just like carrot cake! Without my changes I don't think they'd be sweet enough for my tastes.

  • cindyost
    Apr 15, 2014

    Good simple recipe, the cookie is just okay. I would add chocolate chips next time.

  • Bhagya
    Dec 6, 2013

    Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable....

  • Darrissa
    Nov 5, 2013

    They are super soft and good tasting with amazing textures.

  • grandmaneive
    Aug 20, 2013

    I LOVE carrot cookies made from raw carrots. Thank you for a recipe that gives me a taste of my childhood half-a-century later.

  • sarabygrace1
    Jul 27, 2013

    No comment left

  • dorisnelson
    Dec 9, 2012

    I have made these cookies many times. Very good.