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Chewy carrot cake cookies recipe

Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

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We’ve combined a carrot cake with a sugar cookie to create our chewy carrot cake cookies recipe. The cream cheese icing is a great compliment to the spices!
Course Dessert
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 207
Author Cheryl Najafi

Ingredients

cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups carrots shredded
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped

frosting

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; stir to just combine.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove in separate bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients then fold in carrots and walnuts.
  • Scoop heaping tablespoon size dough ball on greased baking sheet spaced 2" apart.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes then cool on wire rack.
  • Cream butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in vanilla and salt.
  • Spread frosting on cooled cookies.

Notes

Grate your own carrots! I know it’s easy to buy a pre-packed bag at the grocery store, but they are usually too dry for baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g