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Carrot Coconut Cookies

Just another one of those cookie recipes that add a nice touch to your Christmas platter.
The glaze and a fresh hint of orange rind give these cookies that extra taste that makes them special.

Carrot Coconut Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed carrots
  • 2 1/2 cups flour plus 
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  1. Steam or cook 3 large carrots and mash them.
  2. Heat oven to 350°
  3. Beat butter, sugar, and eggs
  4. Add vanilla, baking powder, carrots, flour, and coconut.
  5. Beat till you have consistency. The cookies are not flat but in a mound.
  6. Drop cookies on the cookie sheet.  I prefer to use my small ice cream scoop.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Ice cookies while they are still warm
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar (powder)
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice
  • zest from one orange
Mix ingredients together and glaze while they are still warm.

Pfeffernusse are a must in our house for the Advent Season.  Once I've baked and rolled those I like to add a few new cookie recipes each year.  This year I've chosen the carrot coconut cookie.  Thank you Helen for sharing your recipe with me.  They are delicious.
What are some of your favorite cookie recipes for Christmas?


  1. Would you know how much 3 large carrots are in cups?

    1. 1 large carrot = 4 oz / 125 g = 1 cup peeled and grated OR 1 cup, peeled and sliced thinly
      1 pound carrots = 450g = 1 average bunch = 6 - 8 medium or 4 very large = 3 cups chopped = 2 1/2 cups grated = 1 1/3 cups cooked and mashed
      10 pounds (4.5 kg) carrots, peeled, sliced and canned (aka bottled) yields approximately 15 x 1 US pint (500 ml) jars.

      Here's a quick measurement chart for you.

    2. Thank you Marg...Actually, looking back over your recipe it does say 1 cup of mashed carrots. I was still half asleep this morning LOL!

  2. Wow - those sound great especially with the orange glaze! Maybe this year I'll have to make those Pfeffernusse as a "new to me" cookie. My boss used to make them and bring them to work - they are SO good. It could start a new Christmas must tradition over here. Ours favourite Christmas cookie/treat is cherry cheesecake tarts.

  3. Oh Yum, Must try these, they also look pretty and with the mashed carrots, you want to feel healthier as well. Thank you for stopping by~

  4. Replies
    1. Oops! I missed the important ingredient. 2 eggs.

  5. Are the carrots raw or cooked?

    1. The carrots are cooked or steamed as stated in the recipe.

  6. Your recipe says "2 1/2 cups flour plus" - did you leave something out, or is it a specific kind of flour?

    1. It looks like I maybe worded that wrong.'
      Plus' means you may need a little more flour. If it's too sticky, then I would add a bit more flour.

  7. made these yesterday and they turned out very nice - 3 dozen approximately 2 inch cookies.

  8. These are a very tasty tender cookie. The flavors are wonderful together. I will be making them for my next book club snack! Happy New Year


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