Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Cute drop cookies that taste just like carrot cake.
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.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
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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