Carrot-Orange Cookies

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed, cooked carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add carrots, egg, vanilla, and orange extract; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in raisins and pecans.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 7 dozen.





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