Glazed Yogurt Carrot Cookies
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Glazed Yogurt Carrot Cookies

This recipe for these glazed carrot yogurt cookies incorporates coconut and carrots. A weird combination, but you know what? It makes for a terrific cookie!
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cookies, yogurt cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 36 servings
Calories 65kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/3 cup yogurt plain, Greek or fruit
  • 1/3 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup medium desiccated unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉/175℃. Set rack in the center of the oven.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl (of stand mixer), with whisk attachment on high speed, beat the butter with the sugar until light colored. (3-4 minutes) (can also use hand held mixer).
  • Add egg and mix well. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add yogurt, applesauce and vanilla. Combine thoroughly.
  • With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Gently combine carrots and coconut.
  • With a medium sized scooper, place dough on baking sheet.
  • Bake for approximately 12 minutes.
  • Cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
  • Glaze if desired.

Notes

If desired cookies can be glazed. Whisk together 1/3 cup icing sugar with 1-1/2 - 2 teaspoons of orange juice. Glaze will be slightly runny. Can be adjusted to your own preference. If you desire more glaze per cookie, recipe can easily be doubled.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*recipe adapted from Worth Whisking

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 13.1% | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 1.9% | Iron: 2.4%