From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser.  These cookies are addictive. This was my
mother's recipe, who got it from Aunt Kay, who got it from her mother.  A few years ago I saw
Aunt Kay's recipe and discovered that mine is very different (I have a tendency to change
recipes).  Here is Aunt Kay's original recipe as well as the recipe I use.
Kay's Orange Carrot Cookies

Cream:
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 egg
juice from 1/2 an orange

Sift together & add:
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Add:
1 c cooked carrots, mashed

Drop spoonfuls onto GREASED cookie
sheet.

Bake @ 350, 10 minutes or until lightly
browned.

Frosting:
1/2 box confectioner sugar
juice of 1/2 fresh orange
Mix together & spread on cookies.
"Children need love, especially
when they do not deserve it."
Orange Carrot Cookies
This photo is of Stephanie's recipe. I used store bought
orange juice to make the frosting instead of fresh
squeezed orange juice & grated rind.  They still taste
great, but the frosting has more depth when made properly.
Stephanie's Orange Carrot Cookies

Cream:
1/2 c crisco
1/2 c butter
3/4 c sugar

Add:
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon extract

Add:
2  3/4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c cooked carrots, mashed

Drop spoonfuls onto GREASED cookie
sheet.
Bake @ 400, 12-15 minutes.
Cool completely.

Frosting:
Combine confectioner sugar with rind
of one orange
.
Add
orange juice until spreading
consistency.

Don't skip the frosting!  It's a different
cookie without it!
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