Aunt Helen's Carrot Cookies

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Difficulty: Medium - experience needed


3/4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c shortening
1 egg
1 c cooked carrots, mashed (approx 4 good sized carrots)
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 c nutmeats, chopped fine

1 nice sized orange
powdered sugar


Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg. Beat hard. Add mashed carrots and beat again. Add flour a cup at a time (add the baking powder with the flour). Add the nutmeats and vanilla.

Wash the orange. Grate the rind and juice. Thicken this with powdered sugar. Spread the icing on the cookies while hot so the icing will glaze.


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