Carrot-Oatmeal Cookies

As the temperature drops, the urge to snack rises. Keep this healthy recipe on hand.

Ages

5-18


Packed with flavor and vitamins, these cookies are delicious with hot apple cider after an afternoon playing in the snow.

What you need:

  • nonstick vegetable spray
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 1/4 cups instant oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • walnuts (up to 1/2 cup; optional)

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Coat 2 cookie sheets with nonstick vegetable spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together oil, brown sugar, molasses, and egg whites
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, dry milk, and cinnamon.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the oil mixture.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients to the flour and oil mixture.
  7. Mix well with a whisk or let kids crumble together the ingredients with clean hands.
  8. Drop rounded teaspoons of the dough onto the cookie sheets,
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
  10. Remove the cookies, cool, and serve. Or freeze to serve later.

Makes two dozen cookies.

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