Spiced Carrot Cookies / Prajitura cu morcovi si condimente

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Preparation Time:  30 minutes
Cooking Time:  60 minutes
Course: desserts


Other Info

servings: 10-20

Ingredients

U.S.

Ingredients

European

¾ c

Carrot

110 g

¾ c

Summer squash

110 g

½ c

Walnuts (grated)

60 g

1

Lemon

1

1 c

Sugar

200 g

½ c

Butter

120 g

2

Eggs

2

2 ½ c

Flour

300 g

2 tsp

Baking powder

2 tsp

1 tsp

Nutmeg

1 tsp

½ tsp

Cinnamon

½ tsp

¼ tsp

Salt

¼ tsp

½ c

Raisins

75 g


Directions

1.  Grate the carrots, zucchini and walnuts; set aside each separately. Preheat oven to medium or medium-high.

2.  Grate lemon peel and press the juice, keeping the liquid in a small bowl.

3.  In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.

4.  Add the eggs, 1 Tbs lemon juice, carrot and zucchini.  Mix until blended.

5.  In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, spices and salt together.  Toss in the walnuts and raisins.

6.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture.  Mix just until the dough is moist and well combined.

7.  Drop the dough by spoonful onto an un-greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes in a medium-high temperature oven, or until done. Reduce heat if necessary to cook through without burning the bottoms. Cool completely before storing. 

                                                              

Variations: These are great as prepared, or with a glaze*.

 

Substitutions: Nutmeg/Cinnamon or other ground spice.

 

References: *See Simple Sugar Glaze.

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