Orange Carrot Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Orange Carrot Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Orange Carrot Cookies

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"My Grandma used to make these cookies all the time, and I grew up hooked! You'll be surprised at how great the combination of flavors are, especially with the citrusy glaze."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla and carrots. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly golden. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the glaze, put 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar into a medium bowl. Grate the rind of the orange into the bowl with the sugar. Squeeze in enough juice from the orange to form a thin but spreadable consistency. Mix until smooth. If necessary, stir in more confectioners' sugar. Spread onto the cooled cookies. Store in an airtight container.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2008

A soft, moist cookie! The texture is the same as a "whoopie pie" style cookie- they do not spread while baking. We toasted our walnuts on the stovetop with butter and salt before chopping, and added raisins to the batter. The kids also shook in some cinnamon and nutmeg. Each cookie is like a mini carrot cake!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2007

Really bland, even with lots of spices.

 

21 Ratings

Apr 29, 2012

I thought the recipe was missing a bit in the flavor dept, and I'm so glad I followed my instinct, because the flavor is light enough as I made them...without the changes I think they'd be quite bland. I added orange zest and juice to the batter, plus about 4.5 tsps of spices: allspice, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice. The batter looks very wet, so the cookies are very cake like. I made cream cheese frosting and added another orange worth of zest plus half an orange's juice to that.

 
Jan 18, 2006

I used butter instead of shortening--it was what I had on hand and added 1/2 tsp of orange extract to the glaze frosting. These turned out pretty good. Took them to work--they did not last long!

 
May 13, 2003

THESE ARE GREAT. I USED CANNED CARROTS TO SAVE TIME AND I JUST ADDED STORE BOUGHT ORANGE JUICE TO THE POWERED SUGAR UNTIL I HAD THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY FOR THE GLAZE. WILL DEFINATELY MAKE AGAIN

 
May 13, 2003

Worth the extra time to cook and mash the carrots. The whole family loves these cookies!

 
Dec 23, 2007

My grandmother made these all the time at Christmas too! They are definitely cake-like cookies, and I firmly believe the recipe is not to be messed with :) I have never heard of putting nuts in them, and prefer them without, but the rest of the measurements/ingredients in this recipe is identical to her recipe.

 
May 13, 2003

very tasty, moist cookies. an excellent recipe- took some to work and everyone loved them

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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