Carrot Cookies

1 cup shortening (half butter or margarine)

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup carrots (cooked and mashed)

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tsps baking powder

1/2 tsps salt

1 tsp orange juice

2 tsps orange rind

1 cup nuts (optional)

Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Add the egg and the carrots. Beat well. Add the remaing ingredients and mix. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

To make icing, combine grated rind from 1 orange, juice of 1/2 an orange, and powdered sugar until you reach a spreading consistency.