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Ultimate Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe You Need to Make

This carrot cake cookie recipe is a mash-up of carrot cake and cookies. You and your family will enjoy making delicious, fluffy carrot cake cookies with cinnamon cream cheese frosting in the middle.

Hey y’all, it’s Cat from Mary Martha Mama. Today I’m going to share the ultimate carrot cake cookie recipe with you all. These carrot cake cookies are really like little carrot cake whoopie pies, inspired by a favorite treat of ours from Disney World.

How to make carrot cake cookie sandwiches with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

If you’ve never had a whoopie pie before it’s like a little mini cake but in cookie form with frosting in the middle of two cookies. Traditionally whoopie pies are chocolate with white frosting in the middle but there are so many different flavors now.

This carrot cake cookie recipe would be the perfect addition to your Easter dinner or any other springtime meal.

What you need: 

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Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

For the Cake:

Ingredients for the Frosting

Instructions:

1. Prepare.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your baking sheets with the parchment paper.

To make carrot puree just steam some carrots and then puree them using a blender or mash them up really well.

carrot cake cookie recipe - first step is puree the carrots

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Beat the sugar and butter in your stand mixer. After beating for 2 minutes add in the eggs, one at a time. Then add in the carrot puree and the vanilla extract. Beat the entire mixture until it’s smooth. Then stir in the flour mixture until everything is combined well.

carrot cake cookie recipe - next step is make the cookie batter

3. Bake the carrot cake cookies.

Use the cookie scoop or a tablespoon to drop the cookies onto the lined baking pans. You should have about 36 cookies from the mixture. You’ll have 18 total cookies when you’re done because each finished cookie sandwich needs 2 cookies – one for the top and one for the bottom.

carrot cake cookie recipe - the raw cookie dough on a cookie sheet

Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes. Let them cool on the baking pans for 5 minutes then move them to wire cooling racks to finish cooling completely.

carrot cake cookie recipe - cookies cooling on a wire rack

4. Mix the frosting ingredients.

Beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in your mixer until it’s fluffy then gradually beat in the powdered sugar.

Spread about a tablespoon of frosting onto the flat side of one of the carrot cake cookies. Then top it with another cookie to make a sandwich. Repeat until all of your cookies are done.

How to make carrot cake cookie sandwiches with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
carrot cake cookies on a plate
carrot cake cookie sandwiches with cinnamon cream cheese frosting on a plate
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Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot cake cookies, cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Cat Webel

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup of carrot puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Prepare.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your baking sheets with the parchment paper.

Mix the cookie ingredients.

  • To make carrot puree just steam some carrots and then puree them using a blender or mash them up really well.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Beat the sugar and butter in your stand mixer. After beating for 2 minutes add in the eggs, one at a time. Then add in the carrot puree and the vanilla extract. Beat the entire mixture until it’s smooth. Then stir in the flour mixture until everything is combined well.

Bake the carrot cake cookies.

  • Use the cookie scoop or a tablespoon to drop the cookies onto the lined baking pans. You should have about 36 cookies from the mixture. You’ll have 18 total cookies when you’re done because each finished cookie sandwich needs 2 cookies – one for the top and one for the bottom.
  • Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes. Let them cool on the baking pans for 5 minutes then move them to wire cooling racks to finish cooling completely.

Mix the frosting ingredients.

  • Beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in your mixer until it’s fluffy then gradually beat in the powdered sugar.

Make Cookie Sandwiches.

  • Spread about a tablespoon of frosting onto the flat side of one of the carrot cake cookies. Then top it with another cookie to make a sandwich. Repeat until all of your cookies are done.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie sandwich | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1575IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Originally published April 2019. Updated February 2020.

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Ellen, for this recipe you need 1 cup of carrot puree. As a general rule of thumb, it will take about 1 cup of raw carrots to make approximately 1 cup of puree.

      Enjoy and happy baking!
      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

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