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My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

September 18, 2009

#6 Friday Food Entry Nutty Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Okay, before I left town for vacation I made these lovely sweet and dainty cookies. They turned out really good.  I hope they travel well as they are a bit fragile....I altered a family recipe by adding a bit more sugar and a 1/2 cup of butter to the shortening while creaming..

Nutty Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

w/ cream cheese & orange icing
*These cookies are pretty with flecks of orange carrots throughout and fragile to pack. But well worth the effort...

1 cup shortening plus 1 cube unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ -1 cup old fashion oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in carrots
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to carrot mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto un greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes 350 degree oven. Remove to wire rack to cool….&   icing while warm.
Mix about (4oz) \ ½ brick of cream cheese
with ½ cup powdered sugar and thin with orange juice to spreading consistency. Spread or drizzle over warm cookies… refrigerate to set icing. Before packing....If you are taking these on a trip or giving as a gift.

Bon Appetite!