Posted by: Little Flora Floppy 11-09-99 1:08 PM

Carrot Cookies

1 cup Shortening (part soft butter)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed carrots
2 cups flour
2 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
3/4 cup coconut
Orange butter icing (recipe below)

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and carrots. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt; stir in coconut. Drop dough by teas. about 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched lightly. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Cool. Frost with Orange Butter Icing.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Orange Butter Icing:
3 Tab. soft butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teas grated orange peel
about 1 tab. orange juice

Blend butter and sugar, stir in orange peel and juice. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.

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