Carrots always remind me of springtime (Easter Bunny!) and our beautiful family dog Meera, who left a lasting impression on everyone during her lifetime. Meera was a German Shepherd with so much intelligence, affection and character. She also had a pretty sophisticated palate! Meera loved the taste of mangoes, gala apples (no other kind would do), sour lemons (not an effective technique to make her stop biting as a puppy) and she absolutely adored carrots.When she was a puppy, my parents would freeze carrots so the coolness would ease her teething pain as she chewed on them. This taste for carrots continued even as she got older.
My parents had a pretty nice vegetable garden. Meera spent many hours with my dad “helping” him dig holes for the the plants. A big revelation to Meera was watching my dad pull out carrots from the ground. She was a very quick study so it was not long before she started digging up the carrots too. In her case though, she would dig them up and eat them right away!
In honor of springtime, Meera and our empty cookie jar at home, here is my recipe for Carrot Cake Cookies!