Carrot Cake Cookies

February 1, 2007 snickerdoodle7

I think that I baked these because it was extremely chilly outside thismorning. I was feeling a bit tired of winter and started to think about spring and when I think about spring I think about the Easter Bunny. I suppose the easter bunny got me thinking about carrots and the idea for baking carrot cake cookies was born. Anyway, I don’t care how the idea came about, I’m just happy that it did because these cookies are very yummy.

1 cup packed light-brown sugar

2 cup granulated sugar

2 sticks room temperature butter

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon gound nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

2 cups old fashiioned rolled oats

1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots

1 cup raisins or finely chopped walnuts or a 1/2 cup of each

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine sugars and butter, beating until light and fluffy, 3 or 4 minutes. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed until well combined.

3. Sift together flour, soda, powder, spices, and salt. Mix into butter mixture on low speed until well combined. Mix in oats and carrots as well as raisins and walnuts if using.

4. Chill for one hour in the refridgerator.

5. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, scoop the batter onto baking sheets leaving about 2 inches inbetween cookies. I like to flatten the scoops of dough out with my finger a little bit so that the cookies spread more while they are baking but this is just my personal preference, you don’t have to.

6. Bake cookies in the oven 12-15 minutes and then cool them on a metal rack.

When the cookies are cooled off completely sandwich them together with cream cheese frosting (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j274/rubberduckie4414/Picture002-1.jpg).

You can store them in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for a bit longer.

Now if only spring would come so I could have a legitamite reason for baking spring recipes…

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