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Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake cookies, cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
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