Oh the weather outside is frightful...We've had some wild spring weather yesterday and today. Thunder storms, hail, sheets of rain and today, snow! It's exciting because we know that April showers bring May flowers. (Or so they say)
Yesterday, because it was so dark and dreary, I decided that making cookies would be a good activity. It's also a good activity when the sun is shining.
A few weeks ago, I went to My Dough Girl to check out their cookies! Each cookie has a name; Penelope, Judy, Betty, Audrey, etc. They were mouthwateringly delicious! We were given samples and one that I tried was the flavor of the month - BillieAnn. This is a carrot, coconut, curry cookie with coconut frosting! Curry? I was a little reluctant to try it at first, OK, very little. So what if it tastes like Indian food? It looked delicious! And it was! This recipe is my version of the BillieAnn. You'll want to try it but you'll also want to check out My Dough Girl and try the real thing! Your taste buds will thank you!
Carrot, Coconut, Curry Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup cooked, mashed carrots
3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. curry powder (I wasn't very brave)
3 cups flour
1/2 cup coconut
Blend softened butter and cooked carrots together. My carrots were still warm. Cream sugars into butter and carrots. Add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in coconut. On a greased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoons. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Frost with your favorite icing. I didn't have powdered sugar so I made this recipe from The Pioneer Woman. It's amazing!! Go there to get the tutorial. Here's the recipe.
That's the Best Frosting I've Ever Had
1 cup milk
5 Tablespoons flour
Pour milk into a sauce pan. Add flour and stir until blended. After adding the flour, whisk it together until combined, then place the saucepan over medium heat. Whisk it as it heats up and thickens, and stop when the mixture is very thick.
Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Let cool completely.
Beat together until smooth and creamy:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
Add milk and flour mixture and mix until smooth.
Spread on your cookies. You could add some coconut flavoring to the frosting.
The curry adds a full bodied flavor to the cookies. I didn't dare put too much in and I feel like the 1/4 tsp. was just enough. But you can add more.