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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Cute drop cookies that taste just like carrot cake.


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1 hr
Prep Time
02 hrs 05 min
Total Time
42
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Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 medium (2 cups) carrots, grated

1 cup finely chopped pecans

Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Green food color, if desired

Orange food color, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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 carrots and pecans.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    Frost each cooled cookie with 2 teaspoons frosting. Divide reserved frosting in half. Tint one half green and one half orange. Spoon each tinted frosting into resealable plastic food bags; snip off corner of bags. Make carrot design on top of each cookie, if desired.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

190 Calories
10 Fat (g)
35 Cholesterol (mg)
130 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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