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Carrot-Orange Cookies

Yield about 7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed, cooked carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add carrots, egg, vanilla, and orange extract; beat well.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in raisins and pecans.

  3. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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