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1 cup shortening (part soft butter)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup mashed cooked carrots
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shredded coconut
Orange butter icing (below)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and carrots. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until no imprint remains when touches lightly. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Cool. Frost with orange butter icing. 4 dozen cookies.
Orange Butter Icing;
3 tablespoons soft butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
about 1 tablespoon orange juice
Blend butter and sugar. Stir in orange peel and juice. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.