Carrot-Beet-Oatmeal Cookies

Carrots, beets, oats and walnuts make these cookies healthy and yummy! Great for breakfast / snack / lunchbox.

What???

What are vegetables doing in a cookie?

Being awesome!!

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This cookie is simply a mashup of an oatmeal cookie and carrot cake, along with the sneaky beets! This cookie is so delicious, the kids gobbled up every batch that I made. Sylvester wants the remaining cookies in his lunch box tomorrow. I mean, he wants…wants to eat vegetables and oats!! Yippeeeee

To make, cream butter and brown sugar. Then mix in egg yolk and vanilla and then the flour mixture. Finally, stir in oats, grated carrots, beets and walnuts. Shape into balls, flatten and bake!

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Great for breakfast / milk / lunch box / snack!

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Carrot-Beet-Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

1/3 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablepoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup golden brown sugar (packed)

1 large egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup old fashion oats

3/4 cup coarsely grated carrots

1/3 cup coarsely grated beets

1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chop

Preperation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl, beat with a hand held electric beater for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

Beat in yolk and vanilla extract until combined. Add flour mixture and beat until just mixed.

Add oats, carrots, beets and walnuts and mix everything together well with a rubber spatula.

Scoop about 2 tablepoons measure cookie dough and form into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough (space them about 2-inches apart). Flatten cookie dough with your hands to form about 2-inch circles. (Damp hand will help  dough not stick to your hand).

Bake for 30 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.

Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 16 cookies

 

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