Yesterday I had been to the market to do my weekly grocery shopping, and I came across a promotion for carrots - 2 kilos for 0.69 Euro cents (approximately 41 Indian rupees). So I immediately took the packet and came home and wondered what could I use them for - carrot juice, carrot halva or something else. So quickly I sifted through the papers I have of my mom, and came across two recipes that looked interesting - carrot cake and carrot cookies.
I have made carrot cakes before, so decided to try the cookies instead. And besides I could pack what was left for school tomorrow for the children as snacks. Besides, my son has his mid term exams and likes to snack on something while studying - so these could be something perfect for him...at least I know there are no artificial flavourings or colours used and the butter in them he could do with being so skinny.
|Raw, boiled & mashed carrots|
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Serves 24 cookies
1 cup cooked and mashed carrots
1 ½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Cook and mash the carrots and allow them to cool. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the beaten egg and vanilla. Add the carrots. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the mixture and beat until smooth. Drop teaspoons on a greased tin 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in an oven preheated to 180 degrees C. I add some chocolate chips for decoration on top of the cookies before baking.