Cream sugar with shortening. Beat in egg and lemon extract. Stir in carrots and raisins, then sifted dry ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.
Variation: You may substitute one cup of honey for the sugar. It changes the texture of the cookie, making it more cake-like, but it is still delicious!