Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

The best, melt-in-your-mouth soft batch carrot cake cookies with sweet and creamy cream cheese frosting. 

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Carrot Cake got itself associated with Easter because we associate bunnies with carrots and Easter with bunnies. Funny how that works… do bunnies even eat carrots? I don’t know… BUT I’m not complaining because I love all things Carrot Cake and these Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are no exception!

 

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

These Carrot Cake Cookies are just that – CAKE in COOKIE form! They are everything you love about carrot cake packed into a cookie, but they are easier to make and easier to transport making them a no-brainer for your Easter celebrations!

 

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

5 Tips for Making Perfect Carrot Cake Cookies

 

Here are my tips for how to make these Carrot Cake Cookies PERFECT!

  1. Cream Cheese is the secret ingredient! There is cream cheese IN the cookies which makes them soft and moist just like carrot cake.
  2. Make sure your carrots are finely ground – don’t use shredded carrots that come in a bag from the grocery store. Grind the carrots yourself using the smaller grate side of your cheese grater. This makes it so that the carrots flavor the whole cookie instead of just getting a shred of carrot here and there.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to make them big and perfectly round! This trick can be applied to all cookies, this is my go-to cookie scooper!
  4. Be careful not to overcook them! You don’t want them to be dry, they should be soft and moist, so set a timer and keep your eye on them!
  5. Be generous with the cream cheese frosting! Just like a cake you want to make sure your frosting ratio is on point! In my opinion you can never have too much frosting 🙂

 

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Carrot Cake Cookies – Soft Batch Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x

Description

The best, melt-in-your-mouth soft batch carrot cake cookies with sweet and creamy cream cheese frosting. 


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Ingredients

Carrot Cake Cookies

4oz cream cheese

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup finely shredded carrots

3 cups white all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup pecans

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting

8oz cream cheese

1 stick unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp salt

3 cups powdered sugar

sweetened shredded coconut

pecans


Instructions

Carrot Cake Cookies 

Preheat oven to 350°F

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with blade attachment, add the cream cheese and coconut, beat on high until smooth

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula

Add the white and brown sugar, beat on high until fluffy

Add eggs 1 at a time, beat

Add vanilla extract, mix

Add the carrots, mix until just combined

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixer

Mix until just fully combined

Fold in the pecans, raisins and coconut

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper

Using a cookie scoop*, scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet, make sure they are evenly spaced

Place trays in the oven and bake for 14-16 minutes

Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack

Cream Cheese Frosting

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a blade attachment, add the cream cheese and butter

Cream together on high until smooth

Add the vanilla extract and salt, beat

Slowly add the powdered sugar, frosting should be thick enough to hold a soft peak

Once the cookies are cool, frost the tops with a thick coating of frosting

Decorate with some coconut or a pecan in desired


Notes

*this is the cookie scoop I recommend

Keywords: carrot cake cookies, easter desserts

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  1. Cream cheese in the cookies is so smart! And yummy.