Carrot Cookies

This is my mother's recipe that she
picked up at church years ago.
1 cup butter - softened (20 seconds in the mw will do it)
1/2 C applesauce, shortening, or butter 
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups carrots
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon orange flavoring
4 cups flour
4 cups powdered sugar
orange juice

Cook the carrots until soft and then mash, or chop raw carrots finely in a food processor and don't cook.  Cream butter, applesauce and sugar. Add eggs. Mix well. Add carrots, baking powder, salt, vanilla and orange flavoring. Stir well. Add flour and stir well. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 13 minutes at 350º. While baking, mix powdered sugar with orange juice -- enough to make the glaze runny. Spread on hot cookies as they come out of the oven. Cool.
You can also make these using 2 C butter and omit the applesauce.

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