Carrot Cookies With Besan

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by wowmarlene

These cookies use besan/gram (chickpea) flour and whole wheat flour and contain no salt. The besan lends a somewhat nutty flavor, and shortening keeps the cookies soft.

Top Review by Cubanita

In the past I haven't enjoyed the texture of baked besan (rather than fried), but this recipe was great. As the other reviewer suggested, I added ground ginger and cardamom (and forgot the vanilla). This cookie is sweet, and I wonder if it would benefit from a dash of salt. Thank you, I'll be making these again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and finely grate one full carrot.
  2. Cream together the shortening and sugar.
  3. Mix in the egg.
  4. Add in the flour and baking powder.
  5. Fold in finely grated carrot until blended well.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 for 10-13 minutes.

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