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Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

6 dozen

"I am always looking for tasty after-school and lunch box treats for my family. These carrot-flecked cookies my mom made when I was growing up now get a thumbs-up from my children."
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in carrots. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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