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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Florida Dessert Recipe

Beta Bites

Cookie dough  
1 cup carrots
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 egg, well beaten
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  milk as needed
Simmer carrots on top of the stove until cooked. Mash well, measure out one cup and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add egg and the five remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonful on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350-degree F oven for 12-18 minutes or until golden brown. Combine frosting ingredients adding milk by teaspoonfuls if too stiff. Ice cookies while still warm. Store in a covered container.

3-4 dozen cookies

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

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