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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Honey Carrot Cookies

I love cooking and baking with honey because it's a natural preservative and also like incorporating fresh fruits and veggies in everything I make. I had a batch of these a while back and wanted to share the recipe, especially since a lot of you are starting to look more towards healthy foods, especially with bathing suit season around the corner.

These are great and only account for 2 Points (on the Weight Watchers program) per serving (2 cookies) providing you make the required 36 cookies from this batch.

Each serving (2 cookies) is 111 calories, 3 g fat, 1.4 g fiber and 8.3 g sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup butter (I use sweet, unsalted butter for baking)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (I used a little fresh lemon juice and a tiny bit of grated lemon zest)
1 cup sifted whole wheat flour
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups grated carrots (I used the fine grater)
cooking spray

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream together butter, applesauce and honey. Add eggs, and beat well. Blend in vanilla and lemon extracts.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture, and mix well.
Stir in carrots.
Prepare baking sheets with a quick shot of cooking spray. Drop by teaspoon on baking sheets. Bake 15-18 minutes and cool on racks. (Makes 36 cookes, 18 servings.)
(from recipezaar.com)

Enjoy!

7 comments:

glor said...

These sound wonderful! Adding to my recipe folder.

gin said...

delicious looking cookies, such cute hats, and 2 lovely beautiful girls in your life!

Silke said...

These look delicious!! I almost live close enough that I could come by for a cookie... I've bookmarked this and will make them soon!! Enjoy! love, Silke

Samantha G said...

These definitely sound different. I should try to make them soon! On Rachael Ray recently, she was making some healthy dips for chips. I would have to check her website to see, but one of the dips *I believe* was just carrots put into a food processor, and then mixed with a little Greek yogurt! I am dying to try that one!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

These sound and look yummy! And, only 111 calories, wow!

Jane

♥ Kathy said...

Oh yum!

Beverooni said...

Oh yummmmmmmm!