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Carrot Cake Cookies

RECIPE OVERVIEW

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 10 people

  • 60 ml Agave Syrup
    (see tip)
  • 150 g Carrots
    grated
  • 2 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
  • 1 medium Eggs
    beaten
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 75 g Sultanas
  • 90 ml SuperValu Sunflower Oil
To Decorate
  • 5 ml Agave Syrup
    optional
  • 2.5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
  • 100 g Soft Cheese
    reduced fat

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan oven, 350°F, gas 4). Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Sift the flour, Baking Powder and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Using the Vanilla Grinder, grind over vanilla flakes to taste. Stir in the sultanas. Make a well in the centre and gradually mix in the egg, oil, syrup and carrot to form a firm cookie dough.
  3. Form the mixture into 20 walnut sized balls and place on the baking trays and press down each slightly. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until risen, firm to the touch and lightly golden. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To decorate, mix the soft cheese and Vanilla Extract, and add a little syrup if preferred. Just before serving, spread a little cheese over 10 cookie halves and sandwich together to serve and enjoy!

TIP
These are soft-bake style cookies, and they will become softer once filled, therefore they are best filled just before serving.
Agave syrup is a natural fructose sweetener extracted from the Mexican agave plan. It is approx. 1 ½ times sweeter than traditional sugars used in baking. It is available in large supermarkets and health food stores.

  • Emer, 20 Aug 17

    4 stars rating
    Easy to make. Used coconut oil instead of sunflower oil and maple instead of agave. Still tasted yum!!