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Carrot Cookie Recipe

July 24, 2011

Everyone knows that vegetables are good for you, like DUH!  But, I’ll provide you with the specific information on why carrots are:

“carrots are also good sources of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin K, biotin, fiber, potassium and thiamine. Here are 7 health benefits of carrots for human body:

  1. Prevent Cancer
    Many studies shown that eating carrots may help lower the risk of breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. Recently, researchers have isolated a compound called falcarinol in carrots that may be largely responsible for anti-cancer benefits. Falcarinol is a natural pesticide found in carrots that protects roots from fungal diseases. In daily diet, carrots are almost the only source of these compounds. A study conducted on mice found that they were fed with either raw carrots or falcarinol have one-third lower risk of developing colon cancer than mice not fed by them.
  2. Improve Vision
    The retina of the eye needs vitamin A to function, lack of vitamin A causes night blindness. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a substance which converted into vitamin A in the liver. In the retina, vitamin A is transformed into rhodopsin, a purple pigment that necessary for night vision. In addition, beta-carotene help protect against macular degeneration and the development of senile cataracts. A study found that people who eat most Beta-carotene had 40 percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who consumed little.
  3. Prevent heart disease
    Studies shown that a diet high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Also, it is believed that regular consumption of carrots reduces cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber in carrots can help lower blood cholesterol levels by binding with and removing bile acids, cholesterol triggers would be pulled out from the bloodstream to make more bile acids.
  4. Reduce the risk of stroke
    According to research from Harvard University, people who ate more than six carrots a week are much less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or more.
  5. Nourish Skin
    Carrot has a strong cleansing properties that are effective in detoxifying the liver, so that the overall effective for acne that is caused by toxins from the blood. Carrot is also useful for treating uneven skin tones because of pigmentation. The vitamin A and other nutrients contain in carrot efficiently nourish the skin, prevent dry skin and other skin blemishes.
  6. Anti-aging
    Carrots contain a lot of beta-carotene, which serves as an antioxidant that helps the body to fight the cell damage done to the body with dirt in the bloodstream and even oxygen. It also help slows down the aging of cells and various negative effect associated with aging.
  7. Dental Health
    Carrots can even help clean your teeth, and is the best way to keep your mouth clean after meals. They act as natural abrasives, help in eliminate the sticky dirt from the teeth and stimulate gums. They also trigger a lot of saliva, which helps to scrub away stains on your teeth. Minerals in carrots helps to kill germs in the mouth and prevent tooth damage.”

Carrot Cookie Recipe: 

From Google

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of room temperature butter (substitute it for sour cream, yogurt, any type of oil (except olive oil!), nut butter, banana (but beware, I like it with banana, but many others think it tastes disgusting with it), buttery spread, applesauce, pumpkin, pretty much anything creamy)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (you can use brown sugar)
  • 2 beaten eggs (or 3 egg whites or 1/2 cup of thoroughly blended silken tofu)
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (you can use whole wheat)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots
  • [optional] 1 cup raisins
  • [optional] 1 cup chopped nuts

[Optional] Icing: (Suggested by Kristen at notsodomesticated.com)

  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or buttery spread)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.  In a large bowl cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix in eggs. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well.  Fold in oats, raisins, carrots and nuts.  Roll dough into two-tablespoon sized balls and place onto greased oven pan, two inches apart and slightly flatten them. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until done.  [Optional] Mix together ingredients for icing and frost when the cookies have cooled off.

What is your favorite food with carrots?

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16 Comments
  1. great idea for sneaking in those veggies!

  2. yum! i love anything with carrots 🙂 fave veggie yo!

  3. I am obsessed with carrot cake but these sound wonderful!

  4. Looks delicious!! But I think you need to add some cream cheese frosting on top! (I’m trying to make them as unhealthy as possible haha!) 😉

  5. Looks great! I love hidden veggies. 🙂

    Carrots are great with anything.. sauteed in a savory dish… dipped in peanut butter.. dipped in salsa. I love carrots!

  6. These cookies look amazing!
    I think these cookies might be my favorite thing with carrots. 😉

  7. Love me some carrots..they are so good for you!

  8. This is such a good idea! I love carrot cake – plain and simple 🙂 But I love the idea of making cookies – I want to try this!

  9. Mmmm these sound yum!! Anyway of sneaking the veggies in is a good thing by me! 🙂

  10. So that means these cookies are really healthy, right? Well, they’ve got to be somewhat healthy–the main ingredient is carrots! Haha. These cookies look great. 🙂

  11. Those sound great! I love carrot cake! mmm…

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