Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins
As part of the 'Zaar World tour, I was looking for dessert recipes suitable for Rosh Hashanah. The original caome from allrecipes.combut I've made a number of changes to make this moist and tender cookie not only healthier but more tasty. These are so good, you'll love them holiday or no holiday. Kids will especially love them and you'll enjoy sneaking a little veggie into their afternoon snack.
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 cup sifted whole wheat flour
- 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups grated carrots
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream together butter, applesauce and honey. Add eggs, and beat well. Blend in vanilla and lemon extracts.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture, and mix well.
- Stir in carrots.
- Prepare baking sheets with a quick shot of cooking spray. Drop by teaspoon on baking sheets. Bake 15-18 minutes and cool on racks.
Perfect for my daughter's lunch box! I omitted the lemon extract (didn't have) and added 1/2 tsp of ground all spice and 1 tsp of cinnamon. I also added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup of golden raisins. They would probably have been a little too bland if I had made it as-is, but this is a great recipe to customize. Thanks for sharing!
Several years ago, when I was fighting cancer, I was eating VERY healthy. These little cookies really helped me through that time. I lost a lot of weight back then -- not from the cancer, but due to my healthy eating habits. I wasn't even trying to lose weight. I'm back to eating not so healthy again and have put back on some of the weight (still minus the cancer, though), so I'm trying to pick up the healthy eating again. I could have sworn I rated these cookies a few years ago, but apparently not. They're lightly sweet and kind of cakey, and perfect for a sweet tooth when you're "being good."
These cookies had no flavor at all, I even added spices to them and still nothing. They are very moist, but this doesn't compensate for the overall blandness.