August 29, 2009

Carrot Cookies

Carrot Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats, uncooked
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely shredded carrots
1 cup chopped nuts

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well mixed. Add eggs; mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in oats, raisins, carrots and nuts. Drop dough by tablespoonsful onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Transfer to racks to cool.

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