Carrot Cake Cookies

Shortly after I subscribed to Lauren’s blog, Lauren’s Latest, last year this recipe showed up in my inbox. And I had to make it. Same day. I got out of bed and headed to the kitchen to make these cookies. I took the leftovers to work Monday morning and they didn’t even last an hour. Yes, I’ve been sitting on these pictures and this recipe for a year, waiting for Easter to roll back around so I could share it.

I made some changes based on my pantry and allergies. Instead of coconut oil I used butter, I omitted the pecans, and used brown sugar instead of molasses. I frosted the cookies with leftover cream cheese frosting from Busia’s Easter pound cake.

These cookies are amazing and would make for a perfect addition to any Easter basket. The Easter bunny might like a nibble, too.

Carrot Cake Cookies


  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C grated carrots
  • cream cheese frosting (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugars. When creamy add in egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Gently fold in the shredded carrot.
  5. Spoon cookie batter onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are golden and slightly puffy in the center. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for two minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  6. When cookies are completely cool, frost with cream cheese icing if desired.

*This recipe is adapted from Lauren at*

carrot cake cookies | Sew You Think You Can Cook

3 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Cookies

      1. I am pretty sure you have had them. You wrote on her recipe that I was bringing them over for game night. I don’t remember, but assuming I did and didn’t get a chance to photograph at the time haha. Looks like that is how you found her blog.

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