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     Carrot Cake Pecan Cookies with Orange Frosting

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None
Servings   2 dozen
Preptime   45 min

Ingredients
1/2 cup soft butter
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup pecans plus more for garnish
2 oz soft cream cheese (frosting)
1/4 cup soft butter
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside. Cream butter, coconut oil, sugar and molasses together until completely smooth. Scrape sides and mix again briefly. Stir in vanilla and egg. Then stir in dry ingredients until just combined. Scrape sides and stir again briefly. Stir in carrot and nuts by hand. Scoop onto prepared baking sheets and bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are brown and cookies have poofed up slightly in the center. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack. Cool to room temperature. For the frosting, place all ingredients into a small bowl and whip until smooth. Spread each cookie generously with frosting and top with chopped pecans if desired.


Originally Submitted
7/16/2015





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