Recipe by grandma2969
I use an ice cream scoop to make the cookies..the dough is kind of sticky..these are excellent..I like grab a handful for my friends and myself on garage sale days!
Top Review by LMillerRN
These are awesome. I also would like to know how much sugar the actual recipe calls for. I used 1/2c sugar and 1/2 c brown sugar. They turned out great. I also didn't have an apple but I used dried apple bits instead. Lisa
- 2 3⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup carrot, finely grated (3-4 carrots)
- 3⁄4 cup grated peeled apple (1 apple)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely
- powdered sugar, for dusting
Directions See How It's Made
- Position a rack in the middle of the oven.
- preheat oven to 350*.
- line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- sift flour, baking power, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar and orange zest until smoothly blended -- about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until blended, about 1 minute. Mix in the carrots, apple, raisins, coconut and walnuts.
- The batter will become quite liquid from the moist carrots and apples.
- on low speed, add the flour mixture ,mixing just until incorporated. the dough will be soft and sticky.
- using an ice cream scoop, preferably, or measuring cup with 1/4 cup capacity, scoop mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 2 1/2" apart.
- bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the bottoms are browned and the tops are pale but firm, and a toothpick inserted near the center of a cookie comes out dry, about 20 minutes.
- cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes., then using a wide metal spatula, transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
- dust the cooled cookies with powdered sugar -- if desired.The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days.