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Carrot Cookies #1

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Servings: 48
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  Cup  Butter, softened
1  Cup  Brown Sugar
1/2  Cup  Dark Molasses
1    Egg, beaten
1  Teaspoon  Vanilla
1  Teaspoon  Orange Extract
1  Cup  Shredded Carrots
1/2  Cup  Raisins
1/2  Cup  Nuts, chopped
1 1/2  Teaspoons  Baking Powder
2 1/2  Cups  Flour
1/8  Cup  Granulated Sugar, optional

Cream butter and sugar until crumbly. Add molasses, egg, vanilla, orange extract, carrots, raisins and nuts. Mix well. Add baking powder to flour and stir. Add to remaining ingredients and mix well. Let stand for 15 min. Drop onto lightly greased pan or roll into small balls. Roll with sugar if desired. Bake at 375 F for 12-15 min. Or until edges are lightly browned.

If using a food processor, shred carrots first. Remove carrots from bowl. Cream butter and sugar, then add other ingredients including carrots. Stir by hand to blend.

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