We were really surprised by these little gems. I had expected the final cookie to come out, well… carroty… but they were very tasty and the carrot had cooked soft. I only wish I had baked more than the 8 tester cookies, because they were gone almost instantly.
As some fruits became unobtainable during WW2, vegetables like carrots and swedes (among others)were used for jams and baking.
These ingredients make about 8 reasonable sized cookies (tennis ball width) just double the ingredients to double the number of cookies.
2 tablespoons of sugar (white or brown) we used white
a few drops of vanilla/ almond/ orange essence (flavor)
4 tablespoons of grated carrot
6 tablespoons self-raising flour or plain flour and half a teaspoon of baking powder
You can also add dried fruit (e.g. raisins) or nuts (e.g. walnuts) to the mix to mak it a little…
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