Can’t Be Beets Cookies

4 2” beets
1 c sugar
1 large egg
3 T butter (melted)
1 2/3 c flour
½ t each: salt, baking soda and baking powder
1/3 c cocoa
1/3 c chopped nuts

2 C powdered sugar
2 T cocoa
2 T pureed beets
2 T butter

1. Cook and puree beets to = 1 c + 2 T for filling. Combine puree w/ sugar and vanilla. Add egg and melted butter. Sift dry ingredients, add to beet mixture. Blend well, stir in nuts.

2. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls on greased sheet about 2” apart. Flatten slightly with damp fingers. Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes. Let cool. Combine filling ingredients. Whip to spreadable consistency. Sandwich cookies together in pairs w/ about 1 T filling per.

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