Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

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Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup quick oats (not instant)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil (or 2 sticks butter, softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrot (3-4 carrots)
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon and oats. Mix well and set aside.
  2. With a mixer, beat together sugars and coconut oil in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add carrots, coconut and walnuts; blend until combined. Batter will be a lumpy.
  4. Add flour mixture and blend at a low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 13-15 minutes. Watch them so they don't brown too much! Immediately transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
  6. If you want your cookies a little sweeter, blend a small amount of powdered sugar with a small amount of milk in a bowl. Add milk or powdered sugar until to the perfect consistency you like. Drizzle it over the cookies and serve. Enjoy!

Notes
  • *or you can use 2½ cups all-purpose flour, if desired.

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