I've loved these Honey Carrot Cookies from the very first time I made them. It's an easy recipe to make and who doesn't love the homey flavors of vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and honey. The addition of shredded carrots really adds to the texture and helps keep the cookies stay moist.
Shirley's Honey Carrot Chews
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup shredded carrot (about 1 medium size carrot)
Directions: Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat the flour, sugar, butter, eggs, honey, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and vanilla until well mixed, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in shredded carrots until distributed throughout.
Roll into 1-inch balls using heaping teaspoonfuls of dough.
Place balls at least 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 13 to 18 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown.
Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
This recipe makes about 48 Shirley's Honey Carrot Chews.