Golden Cookies

Source: Grace Franklin (1989)
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 50 minutes


butter sticks (preferred unsalted)
3⁄4 c
white sugar
eggs, beaten
1 t
1⁄4 t
salt (SCANT 1/4)
1⁄2 t
lemon juice
1 c
grated raw carrot (about 2 lg. carrots)
2 c
2 t
baking powder
1 1⁄2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 T
fresh orange juice
1⁄2 t
almond extract


Cream butter; whip in sugar. Add eggs. Add vanilla. Sprinkle lemon juice over carrots as soon as they are grated to prevent browning. Add to egg mixture. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Drop dough by the teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes in 325° oven. 

Drop a spoonful of frosting glaze (mixture of confectioner’s sugar, orange juice and almond extract) on each warm cookie while they cool on a rack. (Put wax paper under racks.) Makes about 3 dozen Golden Cookies.