I picked up some rather hefty carrots at the farm stand this week.
They just seemed to be crying out, “Grate us up and bake something with us.” So I did. I decided on these carrot cookies:
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour (all purpose, whole wheat, or a combination)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
a pinch of salt
2 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup of add-ins (raisins, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, trail mix, shredded coconut — in any combination you like)
Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, butter, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup. Add the dry ingredients, stirring until just mixed. Fold in the carrots and then the add-ins.
Drop dough by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Here’s the local analysis:
Local – carrots (from the farm stand) egg and butter (bought at the co-op, from local farms) maple syrup (from a local farm)
Non local – oats, flour, baking powder, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds