Today is the birthday of a FB friend and author , Deb Baker aka Hannah Reed.  As Hannah, she writes a fun cozy mystery series, one of her titles is Buzz Off.  The second title in the series  Mind Your Own Beeswax will be released in May. She is always looking for good recipes using honey. You can check he for more information http://www.queenbeemystery.com/

I happen to love carrot cake, but a whole cake is a bit much for one person to consume. I found this great recipe, which makes 4 dozen cookies and helps satisfy my craving.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Deb/Hannah,  I will have some cookies for you today! Come on over!

Honey Carrot Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups grated carrots

Directions

  1. Cream together butter and honey. Add eggs, and beat well. Blend in vanilla, and lemon extracts.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture, and mix well. Stir in carrots.
  3. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 minutes and cool on racks.
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