Carrot Shortbread Cookies, the delicious butter cookies just got a healthy addition. The perfect Easter Cookie.
Have you ever thought about Christmas and how it gets all the good recipes, the cookies, cakes, pastries, candies etc. and what does Easter get? Cooked Ham! Sorry, I am one of those people who does not like cooked ham.
Thank goodness no cooked ham here in Italy for Easter. Okay so there is chocolate and everyone knows I am a total chocolate lover. I pretty well stuff my suitcases on my return from Canada with chocolate. So many chocolate bars so little time!
And of course we now have these yummy cute Carrot Shortbread Cookies!
To tell the truth I really enjoy Easter, there is none of that stress of present buying, “what do I get him”? “Did I forget someone”, and all the rest of it.
Easter is nice, quiet and relaxing. They have a saying in Italian “Natale con i tuoi e Pasqua con chi vuoi” , translated to “Christmas with your family and Easter with who ever you choose”.
So even if Easter is quiet, why not let it share in some of those cookies too? Nothing cuter than a few bunnies. For me nothing better than shortbread, especially these Carrot Shortbread Cookies.
This is a delicious melt in your mouth shortbread with a hint of carrot and I drizzled them with a little cream cheese frosting. Frosted, drizzled with a little dark chocolate or even plain. These Carrot Shortbread Cookies are really tasty. Enjoy!
Carrot Shortbread Cookies
- 2 medium carrots
- 2 1/2 cups flour 300 grams
- 1 cup butter (room temperature) 250 grams
- 1/2 cup sugar 100 grams
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Pre-heat oven to 350° (180°celsius).
Clean and chop carrots, cook in boiling water until tender, then mash with a fork.
In a medium bowl add mashed carrots, cut up butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and flour.
Empty bowl onto a lightly floured flat surface, with your hands gently combine to form a ball of dough.
Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge and on a lightly floured flat surface roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely before eating. Enjoy.