Sunday, March 15, 2009

Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

It's my week to bring snack into the preschool class! I've already made all kinds of muffins with fruits and vegetables in them, so I needed something different! This could be one of my more "nutritious" treats! Oatmeal Carrot Cookies with Dried Cranberries and White Chocolate Chips!

Oatmeal Carrot Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

In the bowl of the mixer add: shortening, eggs, brown sugar, milk and vanilla.

Beat 2 minutes.

Here's  where I super cheat! You could combine the dry ingredients separately, but I don't bother. On top of the wet ingredients add: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats. Mix for about one minute.

On top of that add: carrots, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips. Stir until combined. 

Drop by heaping teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet or silpat lined sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes in  350' oven. Cookies should begin to turn golden, remove to cooling rack. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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  1. For preschoolers I would have went with the ever popular "Paste Cakes."

  2. Excellent combination! I love white chocolate and cranberry - so to add in carrot and oatmeal - I really have to try these! Thanks

  3. YUMMM! I want to try these! I hate raisins and everyone always ruins them with raisins!