Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

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Nelson Modified: October 1, 2021
Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

How To Make Carrot Cake Cookies

These carrot cake cookies take all the flavors of a beloved cake in soft chewy cookie form. Cream cheese frosting is sandwiched instead of spread.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes



  • cupsall-purpose flourscoop and level to measure
  • ½cupquick oats
  • ¾tspbaking soda
  • tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupbutterunsalted, softened
  • ½cupsugargranulated
  • ½cupsugarpacked light-brown
  • 1largeegg
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • cupscarrotsfinely grated
  • ¾cupwalnutsor pecans, chopped
  • 4ozcream cheesesoftened
  • 6tbspbutterunsalted, softened
  • 1pinchsalt
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupsugarpowdered


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, quick oats, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt for 30 seconds; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together ½ cup butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until well blended. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.

  3. Set mixer on low speed and slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in carrots, then fold in walnuts.

  4. Cover bowl and chill dough for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F during the last 10 minutes of chilling.

  5. Drop dough 2 tablespoons at a time onto Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing cookies at least 2-inches apart.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 13 minutes until centers no longer look doughy. Allow to cool on baking sheet for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  7. Cool completely then sandwich 2 cookies together with the cream cheese filling. Store in an airtight container in a single layer.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese, butter and salt until smooth and fluffy.

  2. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar and continue to whip until smooth and very fluffy.


  • Calories: 426.04kcal
  • Fat: 21.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.65g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.04g
  • Fiber: 1.43g
  • Sugar: 41.23g
  • Protein: 3.84g
  • Cholesterol: 73.79mg
  • Sodium: 229.41mg
  • Calcium: 32.10mg
  • Potassium: 112.32mg
  • Iron: 1.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 312.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.92mg
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