These carrot cake cookies are easy to make and taste fantastic! Soft and chewy carrot sandwich cookies filled with cream cheese frosting!
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These carrot cake cookies are amazing! My family absolutely loved them.
If you feel like carrot cake for dessert, but don’t want to make something that big, these carrot cake cookies are for you!
This sweet treat is basically a chewy, oatmeal raisin sandwich cookie, but with carrot cake flavours.
All the carrot cake flavour you want, but in a cute little sandwich cookie.
A soft and chewy carrot oatmeal cookie sandwiched around some delicious cream cheese frosting. These cookies are so good.
Make them soon – you’ll love them!
How do you make carrot cookies from scratch?
Carrot cookies are very easy to make from scratch. These carrot cake cookies are made with oatmeal, freshly grated carrots, coconut, and naturally sweet California Raisins.
You end up with a soft and chewy sandwich cookie that is full of carrot cake flavour.
These cookies are delicious on their own, but are even better when sandwiched around some tasty cream cheese frosting. Everyone will love these carrot sandwich cookies!
What is the best way to grate carrots for carrot cake cookies?
The best way to grate carrots for these cookies is with the small holes on a box grater or food processor. You will want to grate the carrots finely, because coarsely grated carrots do not work as well in these cookies.
Measure the finely grated carrots by packing them loosely into the measuring cup; don’t pack them in as tightly as possible.
How should I store carrot cookies?
These cookies have a fair bit of moisture in them, so it’s best to store them between layers of wax paper so they don’t stick together.
Since these carrot cake sandwich cookies have cream cheese frosting, they should be stored in the fridge. They will keep well in the fridge for 5-7 days or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
How to make Carrot Cake Cookies:
- Make sure to use finely grated carrots for these cookies. Coarsely grated carrots do not work well here.
- These cookies are tasty on their own without the cream cheese frosting if you prefer not to make them into sandwich cookies.
- This recipe makes a large batch of 40 sandwich cookies. It can easily be halved if you don’t want to make such a large batch of cookies.
- Make sure to use California Raisins in these cookies – they’re the best raisins in the world! You can learn more about California Raisins here.
Here are some more great cookie recipes for you:
- Triple Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
- Raspberry Lemon Cookies
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
For the cookies:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup California Raisins
For the frosting:
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, or with a stand mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar, until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Add the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until combined.
- Stir in the carrots, coconut, and raisins.
- Drop the dough by the tablespoonful, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared cookie sheet. This is easiest with a 1 tablespoon sized cookie scoop. The dough will be very sticky. If you want the cookies to be smoother and more uniform, you can smooth the edges of the cookie dough balls with damp hands.
- Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, just until the edges are starting to brown and the tops don’t look shiny anymore.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the cookies are cool, make the frosting. With an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla, until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar slowly, whipping after each addition until the mixture is smooth.
- Using a 1 tablespoon sized cookie scoop, place 1 tablespoon of frosting on the smooth side of a cookie and top with the smooth side of a second cookie, pressing them together gently to spread the frosting out between them.
- Let the frosting set for 1-2 hours before serving.
- Store the cookies between layers of wax paper in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Make sure to grate the carrots finely (with the small holes on a box grater) as coarsely grated carrots, such as the ones you can buy pre-shredded at the grocery store, do not work well in these cookies. Measure out the grated carrot loosely, and avoid packing them into the measuring cup. Carrots packed in water, such as baby carrots, will not work well, as they will add too much moisture to the cookie dough.
Source: Adapted from The Cooking Channel.
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Serving Size:1 sandwich cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g
Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.