Thursday, July 22, 2010

carrot cake cookies w/cream cheese frosting

These cookies sound amazing !

original recipe by A Cozy Kitchen
adapted by From Cupboard to Cupboard

3/4 cup rolled oats

1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter at room temperature

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

3/4 cup coarsely grated carrots

Grind oats in blender or food processor to make fine oat flour. In a medium bowl, whisk together oat flour, all purpose flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt to combine and set aside.
Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Add egg and beat to combine. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to insure all ingredients are mixed well. Add dry ingredients a third at a time and mix until just combined. Fold in carrots. Bake at 350 degrees on parchment covered cookie sheets for 12 minutes or until cookies spring back when lightly touched. Cool completely on wire rack and frost with cream cheese frosting...

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
2 2/3 cup powdered sugar (+/-)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients well and frost cookies....Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts!

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