Easter is coming and what better way to kick up your Easter Egg Hunt then with some Carrot Cake Cookies and a basket full of SweeTARTS?
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3.65 from 14 votes

Carrot Cake Cookies

Easter is coming and what better way to kick up your Easter Egg Hunt then with some Carrot Cake Cookies and a basket full of SweeTARTS?
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 269kcal
Author Allison Miller

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup shredded carrots

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, soft
  • 2-3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Chopped pecans
  • Shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in your eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until combined. Mix in your carrots until blended.
  • Roll 2 Tbs of cookie dough into balls and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Gently press dough down with palm until flattened.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile to make your frosting in a stand mixer by beating the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add in vanilla and mix until combined. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing until just combined after each addition, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Spread onto cooled cookies and sprinkle with pecans and coconut.

Notes

If you don't have a stand mixer, a hand-held mixer will work fine.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 77mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2515IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.8mg