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Feeding the kids: Carrot raisin cookie bites

The carrot raisin cookie bites recipe can be

The carrot raisin cookie bites recipe can be found in "Chocolate Covered Katie" by Katie Higgins (Grand Central Publishing, $20).

In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food that's appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a healthy, delicious cookie. I found the recipe in "Chocolate Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes That Are Secretly Good For You," by Katie Higgins (Grand Central Publishing, $20).

Carrot Raisin Cookie Bites
(Makes 14 to 16 bites)

Ingredients
- 1 small carrot, peeled and cut into coins
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/16 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut, optional

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients in a high-quality food processor and process very well.

2. Transfer the mixture to a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag and compress into a ball.

3. Open the bag and shape the dough into about 15 balls, using your hands or a cookie scoop.

4. Refrigerate in a covered container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.

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