Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Cute drop cookies that taste just like carrot cake.

60 min. prep time
42 cookies
959 Ratings



3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
4 medium (2 cups) carrots, grated


4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tube green decorator icing, if desired
1 tube orange decorator icing, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in pecans and carrots.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter, cream cheese and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy.

Frost each cooled cookie with 2 teaspoons frosting. Use decorator icing to make a carrot design on top of each cookie, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 190

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11574©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

a winner. been making them for years. worth the effort.
Excellent recipe, just as is!!
I used 1/2 vegan margerine and half apple sauce for the fat and used 2 1/2 cups of carrot pulp from my juicer for these and they are delicious. My kids loved them. They aren't tree huggers! They ate a rib eye for lunch. So these must be really good!
I can't eat these cookies, but i love to bake - EVERY person that ate this cookie LOVED them! These are a winner!
Wonderful! And I don't like carrot cake. Make for a birthday and a bake sale. I made some plain, some with raisins and some got nuts too. Some became whoopie pies! A nice change for the conventional cookie.
These are delightful cookies...each one is like a mini carrot cake. The are perfect for Halloween.
This is the third time I have made these cookies. They are a new family favorite. We like moist cookies. I have frozen the cookie and frosted it before serving. I make a lot of cookies and this is one of the best. Marilyn S
My children and I love these cookies. They keep well and stay soft and chewy.
These are great, taste just like carrot cake. Made them for work and everyone loved them.

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