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Golden Carrot Cookies
Day 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:
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
Making 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.
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.