When Al and I were out shopping in the resale shops last week, I came across a vintage cookbook for 50 cents. It's from about the 1950s. We didn't bring any cookbooks or recipes down here and I've been wanting to do some baking so I tried this one... I have plenty of oranges and we bought lots of carrots to snack on. Here's the recipe I tried.. and yes, it's YUMMMMY!!
Carrot Orange Cookies
1 cup cooked and mashed carrots (about 2 cups raw)
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
zest from one orange (about 1 heaping tablespoon), reserving orange
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients, beating well. Mix together the next 3 dry ingredients then add to above. Mix well till all is combined. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake about 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire rack then drizzle with orange icing.
Squeeze juice from the reserved orange. Start with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, mixing into juice. Add more powdered sugar until you get a nice consistency. Should be thick but still pourable. Drizzle or frost cookies. Let them dry.