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Pecan Carrot Cookies

Pecan Carrot Cookies

These carrot cookies are sweetened with orange frosting, soft coconut, and pecan.

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1 hr
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time
42 dozen



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

3 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 cup finely shredded carrots


2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice


Pecan halves, if desired

Freshly grated orange zest, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, 3 tablespoons orange juice, and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in coconut, pecans and carrots.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon orange zest in small bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. If desired, top each cookie with pecan half or grated orange zest.

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Tip #1

- For thicker cookies, chill dough at least 1 hour. Roll dough into 1-inch balls.

Tip #2

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

140 Calories
7 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
110 Sodium (mg)
19 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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