Carrot-Orange Cookies

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

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

Preparation

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

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

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.