Carrot Cookies

Every week at school the kids go to the library and take home a book for the week. This week my daughter brought back The Disney Princesses Cookbook. It sometimes drives me nuts how infatuated with princesses and pink and everything girlie my daughter is, but I must admit it’s kinda cute and I really like the idea that they made a whole book where the princesses are cooking and serving others.

Here, my daughter and I adapted a version of their cookies, using ingredients I feel better eating. Plus it gives us time to bond while I explain to her why I believe some ingredients are better than others for our bodies. I think they turned out great, and by judging with the amount that is left just minutes after they came out of the oven, it’s safe to say that the rest of my family agrees 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour (I used Spelt)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or any sweetener really)
  • 1 egg (if vegan I think using 1/4 cup flax meal would work, although I haven’t tried it yet. You would probably have to add a small amount of liquid to that)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded apple
  • 1/3 cup cranberries

Steps:

  • preheat oven to 375 F
  • mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl
  • whisk together coconut oil and sugar until well combined, then add the egg and mix well
  • combine both mixtures and mix well
  • add remaining ingredients and mix
  • spoon out dough on cookie sheets, spacing them about 1 inch apart (they don’t spread or fluff up much)
  • put in the oven for about 15 minutes. Since my daughter was helping me, we ended up with various sizes of cookies, therefore  various “done-ness”, and I think they all tasted great.
  • cool on a rack and enjoy!
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