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.
1/4 cup butter (I use sweet, unsalted butter for baking)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup honey
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)
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.)