Carrot Cake Cookies

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These Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are a MUST for carrot cake lovers! You will love the frosting. So many delicious flavors in one little cookie!

Close up of Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting on a white tray.

Carrot Cake Cookies

If you are a carrot cake or a cookie fan, you are going to LOVE these carrot cake cookies! The cream cheese frosting on the top is so yummy! We have made these with raisins and without and both ways are really good. Plus, there’s just something wonderful about taking carrots and making them into cookies! Best kind of veggies 🙂

View from above of 4 Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting on a white tray.

Are Carrot Cake Cookies Healthy?

As much as you want to think the carrots in these cookies will magically make them healthy, that’s not really the case. It has all the shortening, flour and sugar that you’d expect from a regular cookie. However, with the rolled oats, carrots and raisins, this is a more filling cookie. So perhaps your craving for something sweet will be satiated more quickly. Even if they don’t, moderation will help you enjoy this yummy treat, even if they can’t be considered “health food.”

Round Out the Plate

These Carrot Cake Cookies are a great addition to any plate of goodies to share with family and friends. Here are a few other cookies you might want to consider adding to the plate.

View from above of 4 Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting on a white tray.

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 5 votes
These Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are a MUST for carrot cake lovers! You will love the frosting. So many delicious flavors in one little cookie!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Equipment

  • Kitchenaid Mixer

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer or large bowl with hand beaters, mix shortening, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk together.
  • Add in remaining cookie ingredients and mix at a low speed until blended.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Blend cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla together.
  • Stir in powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and creamy.
  • When cookies are cooled, scoop the frosting into a ziploc bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners. Pipe some of the frosting onto the top of each cookie.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 2gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 2660IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1.1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    I have taken these to parties & they are always a hit!! Finger desserts are always the best & when your cookie tastes like one of your favorite desserts, you know this recipe will be saved in my favorites!

  2. 5 stars
    Saw the recipe this morning and made them this afternoon. They are incredible. This recipe will be added to my Christmas ones. By the way, I used gluten free all purpose flour and it worked perfectly. Thank you so much!

  3. 5 stars
    Great taste to these cookies. Don not try to make them larger than the tbsp that the recipe calls for or they fal apart and don’t bake as well. The frosting required about 2 cups of powdered sugar and this was more than enough for the batch, delicious!