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Pecan Carrot Cookies

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Orange frosting and pecans top these delicious carrot cookies.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
60 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
1 hr 50 min
Recipe Servings
3 1/2 doz

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 cup finely shredded carrots

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, 3 tablespoons orange juice and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat until well mixed. Stir in coconut, pecans and carrots.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon orange zest in small bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. If desired, top each cookie with pecan half or grated orange zest.


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