Monday, July 11, 2011

- quick recipe of the week -

Two weeks in a row with some good dessert recipes! Last week was the patriotic apple pie, and this week, carrot cookies from Christa over at The Cox Family Blog, Young and Restless. Christa is a busy 22 year old wifey for 3 1/2 years and a mother to an an adorable 2 year old. She works two days a week at a care center for elderly and disabled and also babysits 3 little girls, five days a week. She also does some photography on the side as a third job! What you will find over at her blog is her every day life...her struggles with miscarriages, hypothyroidism, tantrums, and weight loss...her joys and fun things they do as a family. You will get nothing but open honesty from her! That's my kind of blog!

Christa picked this recipe to share because a big part of her trying to lose weight is eating healthy! But everyone needs their cheat days right? How depressing would life be with out the un-healthy stuff? So this is a "healthier" unhealthy cookie as she likes to call it. Hope you enjoy!

Carrot Cookies
1 cup shortening (half butter or margarine)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup carrots (cooked and mashed)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp orange juice
2 tsps orange rind
1 cup nuts (optional)

Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Add the egg and the carrots. Beat well. Add the remaing ingredients and mix. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
To make icing, combine grated rind from 1 orange, juice of 1/2 an orange, and powdered sugar until you reach a spreading consistency.

These cookies sound so good! And they do have fresh veggies and fruit in them! So they have to be "somewhat" healthy right? Thanks Christa!

(Image credit Christa)


Mrs. T said...

Your blog is beautiful and so are you!! I love it!! I am so glad you found my blog so I could find yours! :)

Mrs. T said...

GFC isn't loading right now, but I will be your newest follower as soon as it does! :)

Jill (Momma Totally in Love) said...

These look great!! I LOVE the picture in your title!!
Im your newest follower, hope youll follow back

SondraMama said...

following back! love your blog!

bluebell screams said...

These look delicious. I know what I'm making for dessert tonight :)

New follower from Mom Blog Monday hop

The Queen of Green said...

Mmmm...those cookies look delicious! I am a new follower from the blog hop. Feel free to stop by and follow me back:

Anonymous said...

Following on GFC from bloghop

Amanda said...

Thank you for linking up on the Monday Monkey Blog Hop!

I'm now following you, hope to see you again next week


Southern said...

Your newest GFC follower from Monday Monkey Hop!

Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama

Kristin said...

Hi Kyna,

I'm your new follower. I found you through another blog from Bloggy Moms and I see from your sidebar introduction of yourself that we share similar interests.

Please check out my blog and follow me too @

Best, Kristin

Brooke Buhl said...

Oh yum! What a wonderful blog, I love your photography. Take a peak ...we have a lot in common!

Clayton Thomas said...

Following from the hop. Interesting cookie idea. I'm the baker of the house so I'll have to consider them.

Best wishes,


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