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Blog Carrot Cookies For Beatrix Potter

Blog Carrot Cookies For Beatrix Potter

On July 28, 1866, the creator of one of the most endearing, and enduring, children's book characters, was born. Beatrix Potter originally wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit as a letter to the young son of her former governess and was told it would make a wonderful children's book. After being rejected by a handful of publishers, she self-published the story of the mischievous young bunny and his narrow escape from Mr. McGregor's garden. Potter went on to write and illustrate more than 30 books about the adventures of other animals, including badgers, ducks, kittens, and pigs, but Peter, in his little blue coat and shoes, is her best-loved character.

In honor of Beatrix Potter's birthday, here is a recipe for something Peter might like; carrot cookies. Mildly sweet and cakey, they puff up when baking but do not lose their shape. They wear a coat of cream cheese frosting.

My favorite shapes for Carrot Cookies include the Rabbit cookie cutters, the Watering Can cookie cutter, and the Tulip cookie cutter.