Love from the Longings End kitchen…Book/Baking date for your child with Truth + Recipe Day 17


Sometimes you just want a little something sweet.

But since Love wants us to care well for our bodies — those temporal temples of His Holy Spirit — that He has given us and our children, the best treats are nutrient dense and low in sugar.

Molasses Carrot Cookies are extra special and full of good-for-you ingredients because the recipe was whispered to me by a tiny water fairy named Mirilla who visited Longings End late one night. You can usually find Mirilla deep in a little brook in a wonderful, make-believe world created by my Michael in his teaching fairy tale, A House for Molly.

Mirilla was old as fairies go, although you can hardly tell their age from looking at them, and she liked to come to that part of the brook that flowed past Molly’s cottage. There was a little eddy pool at the base of a great tree, formed by the water’s flow being hindered by several large rocks, from where she could easily watch all the goings on at the little house. For years Mirilla had been watching Molly. She had seen her grow up from a small child to the young lady she had now become. And she had been there watching, at the time of the storm (water fairies have no fear of storms) and had seen the falling of the great tree onto…

If you would like to create a warm and lovely memory with your daughter or son, why not bake up a batch of these yummy cookies and then read this delightful story while you’re enjoying them together. Through the beauty of a fairy tale A House for Molly gives the reader a startling look at how seeming riches can mean much less (while seeming poverty so much more!) when one gets to view them from the vantage point of eternity!

Mirilla’s Molasses Carrot Cookies
{Organic ingredients are best!}

1 1/2 cups of flour {we use a gluten free baking blend with baking soda}
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup flax meal
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda {omit if using gf mix or self-rising flour}
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup brown sugar

1 stick butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 egg whites {or 1 egg}
1/3 cup black strap molasses
2 cups raw carrots, either grated or pulsed
1/2 very ripe banana, mashed



Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk the egg whites a little, add the butter and blend.

Then add the molasses and banana and mix well.


Finally toss in the carrots and stir.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix till blended.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

These gems bake up soft and chewy and go down easily with a glass of fresh carrot juice or apple cider.

You can also drop the cookie dough by the 1/4 cup full and press flat to make large breakfast cookies that can be topped with almond butter for a quick, protein rich morning meal.

A House For Molly is available for purchase in your choice of eBook format directly from Longings End at a price of $0.99PDF, MOBI (Kindle), EPUB (Nook and Apple devices)

And if fairy dust swirls in your direction, and you are lead to share a special book and baking date with your youngster, send us a photo and we will publish them in a future post. Email your attached JPG image to  along with your permission for us to use your child’s photo on the Longings End blog or Longings End FB page.

~sheila and Mirilla


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2 thoughts on “Love from the Longings End kitchen…Book/Baking date for your child with Truth + Recipe Day 17

  1. This is so sweet!

    Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays.


    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions & Connect With God