Golden Carrot Cookies

carrot cookies #5Day 3 for carrot week is what to do with carrot puree. This summer, reader Shannon sent me this email with the attached recipe, which is perfect for this week!  She said:

Hi Amy,

After reading about your bean post, I decided to substitute white beans for the shortening in my kid’s favorite carrot cookie recipe.  It turned out divine!!  I will always make it with beans instead of shortening now.

Here is the recipe:

Golden Carrot Cookies Recipe

  • 1 Cup pureed white beans
  • 1 Cup mashed carrots (or 2 jars baby food)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup coconut
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt

Drop 2″ apart on greased cookies sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees.


  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp grated lemon rind

Thanks again,


carrot cookiescarrot cookies #3Making Carrot puree is easy!  My method is to put a bunch of chopped carrots in water, in a microwave safe bowl.  Then put in microwave for 5-10 minutes, or until carrots are easily mashed.  Then I place carrots in my mini food processor and puree.

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And then of course, I freeze the carrot puree for later!  I know they look exactly like the carrot juice ice cubes, so make sure you label your freezer goods carefully.

DSC_0888 You can add carrot puree to baked goods, pasta sauces like spaghetti, or of course use it as baby food!  What do you use carrot puree for?


Beans to replace shortening? I’m intrigued! I will definitely have to give this a try – especially since these cookies look so delish!


Sounds very good! I’ll try it! Also, your interview is up at my site (we were very giggly that day lol). Loving life you and I. : ) Think about linking up/joining us for Fit Meals Mondays! I know you LOVE to meal plan. Check out the post from this Monday for the details. We’d LOVE to have your wonderful ideas.

Kelly Thiel

Stir in carrot puree to turkey chili! Or I bet you could hide it in ketchup and what kid doesn’t like a bit of ketchup with their chicken?


We like to mix carrot puree (or carrot baby food) with peanut butter for a quick and easy spread or dip for fruit!


Wow! I already know yesterday about the pumpkin cookie recipe and now the carrot cookie recipe. I am learning so fast since I use internet as my cook book. Thanks for all the bloggers who share their recipes. This carrot recipe is awesome and I like to try it.


Carrot recipe is new to me. I should make this one for my kids and never let them know that there is vegetable in the cookie since they don’t like to eat vegetables. Thanks for the recipe.


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