Nana’s iced carrot cookies Recipe: A soft cake-like cookie made with carrots And covered with a tangy orange glaze.
We’ve been sifting through our Nana’s cookbook, her delicious legacy to her 40 grandchildren. We came across her iced carrot cookies recipe with orange icing and had to share them with you! They’re so light and zesty, you will LOVE them!
ICED CARROT COOKIES RECIPE
I love recipes you don’t need to babysit but can enjoy in less than an hour from start to finish! Our iced carrot cookies are one of those types of recipes… you’re welcome!
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How to Make Iced Carrot Cookies
Another reason I love this recipe is there are no hard-to-find ingredients and you likely already have everything in your pantry or fridge to make these yummies. Busy person WIN!
Iced Carrot Cookies Recipe
Carrot Cookies Ingredients
- 3/4 c shortening
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 c grated carrot
- 2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
Orange Icing Ingredients
- 3 T butter
- 1/2 lb powdered sugar
- 1/2 c undiluted orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Cream shortening and sugar together.
- Add egg.
- Beat in carrots.
- Sift flour and baking powder and add.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto greased pan.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool and ice with orange icing.
I personally didn’t develop a love for carrot desserts until my adult years and have to grab a slice of carrot cake from Kneader’s every couple of months. I love it with nuts and carrot chunks. What do YOU prefer?
Look at that icing… mmm! It is the perfect topping to these cake light cookies, so airy and chewy and flavorful!
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