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Carrot Cake Cookies

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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.

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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!

 

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In honor of springtime, Meera and our empty cookie jar at home, here is my recipe for Carrot Cake Cookies!

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Carrot Cake Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12-18 cookies depending on size

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/4 cup white sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  11. 1/2 cup canola oil + a few tablespoons water as needed
  12. 1 cup grated carrots
  13. 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped finely
  14. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  15. 1/4 cup chopped dried pineapple

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients (including spices) together.
  3. Add the canola oil and mix well. If still dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time (not more than 3)
  4. and continue to mix until a sticky cookie dough forms.
  5. Stir in the remaining ingredients (carrots, walnuts, oats, pineapple).
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
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  • Seetha Bashyam - It is wonderful to make a cookie like this.The cookies look mouth watering! It would be the best way to entertain the unexpected quests, along with coffee or tea!!!ReplyCancel

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