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Carrot-Oatmeal Cookies

March/April 1995

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These chewy oatmeal cookies are full of shredded carrots and raisins.



READER'S COMMENT:
"These are great cookies!! Toasting the old fashioned oats really makes these cookies special. I used 1/4 cup prunes pureed since I did not have the prune pie filling. I also added about 1/3 cup of quick oats because the batter seemed too...
Carrot-Oatmeal Cookies

Makes: About 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup, or honey
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup prune pie filling, (lekvar) (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated carrot, (1 large carrot)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Spread oats on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, combine raisins with hot water in a small bowl; cover and set aside to plump.
  3. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Whisk together whole egg, egg white, brown sugar, corn syrup (or honey), oil, prune pie filling and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in carrot, the toasted oats and the plumped raisins with any soaking liquid.
  4. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, until the tops spring back when touched lightly, about 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and let cool.

Tips & Notes

  • Note: Prune pie filling (lekvar) is a convenient replacement for much of the fat in baked goods. It can be found with the pie fillings in the baking section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition

Per cookie: 137 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 74 mg sodium; 152 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (16% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Dessert
Snack
Ethnic/Regional
American
Publication
March/April 1995
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