Saturday, March 2, 2013

Annie's Healthier Cookies

Carrots, whole wheat and orange peel? Sound like a weird combination? And in the form of a cookie?

That's what I though too. But wait until you try them.

 I had a roommate named Annie. I only lived with her for a term but I learned that cookies could be healthy and tasty at the same time. She shared this recipe with me. And look at the natural orange color! Lovely. Okay, okay, so they still have 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of sugar. But carrots and whole wheat! Makes them healthy, right? At least,  healtheir, is how I justify it to my husband.

Annie's Healthier Cookies
Yield: 24-30 cookies

1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C raw carrots, scrubbed clean and unpeeled and grated finely
2 tsp orange rind, grated finely
2 C whole-wheat flour


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with wooden spoon.
  3. Add vanilla and egg. Mix.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients. Mix to combine.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy! 
Note: These cookies are a bit drier than what you may be used to and should be eaten with 2 days while they are still fresh.

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