Kid tested, Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Before I share this amazing treat, let me just say my 7 year old despises all things carrots…except these cookies.  But the thing is I’m totally ok with her eating these because they are delicious and healthy!  I got this gem of a recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking.  This woman has an amazing collection of healthier options for those of us with a wicked sweet tooth.  I first made these last week.  They went so fast I had to make another batch!

Here are your ingredients.  There is an egg in there too but it’s hiding behind the coconut oil.  Make sure your egg is at room temp, cold egg + melted coconut oil can result in clumpy making for an unhappy baking experience.

Amy’s recipe asked for quick oats and I almost cried a river at the sight of these old fashioned ones…until she said on her site that all I need to do was throw these bad boys in the food processor!  Whhhaaaat?!

I pulsed my ninja like 8 times and got

Quick Oats!  Below are some pics of the preparation process.  You are basically combining all wet ingredients

And all dry ingredients

And grate up a carrot to tossin there:

Then mixing them all together to get this:

Now is the important part!  You must refrigerate your mixture for 30 minutes.  Do not skip this step!  You have been warned…also resist the temptation to eat the mixture before baking.  It is amazing but results in a loss of freshly baked cookies.

I like to pat mine together in patties before baking, Amy suggests dropping them from a spoon. Whatever floats your boat!

Make sure to let them cool for at least 15 min before taking them off of the parchment paper.

Final product:

Here is a link to her recipe and site:  Amy’s Healthy Baking.

If you try these, make sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Yours in Health,

Emily and Crew

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