Can these cookies help you see better at night? Carrots contain Beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the liver, and Vitamin A helps to maintain healthy vision. Unbeknownst to "old wives" around the world, though, the carrots do not contain enough Beta-carotene to make any significant difference. They are healthy though, so these cookies are a yummy way to eat your veggies! From Karin Woodbury of Ocala, Florida.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄3 cup nonfat milk
- 1⁄3 cup canola oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup carrot, grated
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, milk and oil.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the chips, oats, carrots and raisins.
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray; flatten slightly.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown; remove to wire racks to cool.
The DS's music recreation group really enjoyed these, I did a 1/2 recipe and got 31 cookies and they took 13 minutes to cook at 170C fan forced oven. Thank you ~Jen~, made for Healthy Choice ABC Tag game.
These are very good - don't expect a traditional chocolate chip cookie. These are chewy and healthy tasting yet delicious. I like the extra sweetness of the raisins (I used golden) and I love how lowfat these are! I even used egg substitute (1/2 cup) rather than higher fat eggs.
Everyone here loved these. I used egg sub. (because I had some I needed to use) and didn't pack the brown sugar. Otherwise I made it as written. They were gobbled up by all (4 adults and 2 kids). My kids said some of the other kids at school mentioned that it was odd that they had carrot in their cookies. But my kids said they were so good they didn't care. Thanks Jen!