Total Time
30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

All I can say is....YUM. Watch yourself around these it's very easy to get carried away! We have these every Easter and Christmas on our cookie trays. I have two frosting recipes posted, the one I usually use is the cream cheese frosting and the other is an orange glaze. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together shortening and sugar, add egg blend well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir in carrots and nuts.
  5. Drop by the spoonful (about 1 tablespoon) on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 min or until set.
  6. Set aside to cool (If you are using glaze you will want to frost while cookies are still warm).
  7. Cream Cheese Frosting: Mix softened cream cheese (important or it will be lumpy) by itself for about 1 minute, add butter and mix well.
  8. Slowly add powdered sugar then vanilla and lemon juice, mix well.
  9. Frost cooled cookies.
  10. Orange Glaze: Combine orange juice, grind, and lemon juice. Slowly stir in powdered sugar and mix.