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


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



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



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


*this is the cookie scoop I recommend

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