I think when every man gets married, there’s an underlying comparison of his wife’s cooking to his mom’s cooking. My mother-in-law and I can both hold our own in the kitchen, but there are some things that I’m sure I will never be able to top: her homemade chicken noodle soup and her carrot cookies.
Even though I have the same carrot cookie recipe that my mother-in-law has used for decades, I’m sure it’s arguable that mine are missing a cup of childhood ambiance and a teaspoon of his mother’s love. But these light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth yummy Carrot Cookies
still manage to disappear quickly! They are both flavorful and colorful.
Although these are named Carrot Cookies, orange is the dominating flavor here. The cookies discreetly contain mashed carrots in batter only noticeable by the small bright flecks of orange and the added sweetness. The cookies are topped off with a creamy orange frosting that compliments the cake-like cookie perfectly. Your kids will never know they are actually eating vegetables in their cookies.
The best part is that now I’m passing on this family recipe to my own kids with my own added teaspoon of comfort and pinch of love.
More Old-Fashioned Cookie Recipes
Craving the cookies Grandma used to make? Here are a few that will bring back the memories:
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What's your favorite cookie from your childhood?