Carrot Cookies

Photo by Stephanie Knewasser

From the kitchen of Kay Putano


1 c shortening

3/4 c sugar

1 egg

Sift together & add:

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt


1 c cooked carrots, mashed

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp lemon extract

Drop spoonfuls onto GREASED cookie sheet.

Bake @ 400, 12 minutes or until lightly browned.


confectioner sugar

grated rind of one orange

fresh orange juice- add to desired consistency

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


  • I like cookies firm, so I add 3/4 c extra flour. I also use 1/2 c butter & 1/2 c Crisco, as in photo. – Stephanie

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