Thursday 23 May 2013

Carrot Cookies

Having tried the latest concoction of these supermarket cookies, I couldn't wait to get started and with carrot cake as one of my favourites, these had to be a winner.
Cake like cookies, with a handful of golden raisins and little chopped nuts thrown into the mixture gave them yummy gem centres.

I loved these cookies but would perhaps flatten the cookie mixture whilst popping onto the trays, to make then a little thinner.  Either way - they are lovely, i'm sure!

Carrot Cookie Recipe
260g plain flour
125g sugar
110g butter
1 egg
fine zest of 1 lemon
60g finely grated carrots
50g golden raisins
30g chopped nuts (optional)
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 205C
Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper
Add flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Set aside
Cream together the butter and sugar
Add and mix in the egg
Gently stir in the grated carrots, lemon zest, nuts and raisins.
Add in the dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated
Drop tablespoon fulls of mixture onto sheets, leaving an inch gap

Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown

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