If you put vegetables into cookies that makes them healthier right? 🙂 Well these Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies have fresh carrots in them so they must be good for you on some level...ok maybe not great for you but they taste Ah-mazing!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies
The combination of homemade cream cheese icing and fresh carrot cake oatmeal cookies is so dangerously good! These cookies did not last long in the house. I was passing them out to the neighbors and John's co-workers in hopes of not eating the entire plate.
I love how easy these cookies are to make! They only take a few minutes to prep and they are ready for the oven.
We skip measuring out flour, salt, rolled oats and use a premade Oatmeal Cookie Mix that makes it so easy to stir everything together.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients
- Oatmeal Cookie Mix
- Ground cinnamon
Optional - Walnuts, nutmeg, raisins, nuts
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
Grater - To grate the carrots into small pieces to it is easy to enjoy them.
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keep the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
Medium Cookie scoop - To scoop the dough onto the cookie sheets. This helps make sure every cookie is the same size.
Parchment Paper - I love that I can use parchment paper to help make it easier to remove the brownie cookies. They also make clean-up a breeze. If you are not using parchment paper you will want to spray non-stick cooking spray on your baking sheet to help the cookies not stick.
Baking Sheets - We are huge fans of these baking sheets with sides. You don't have to worry; you will remove the cookies from the oven and have them slide right off.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
Wire Rack - This will help the cookies cool down and keep their chewy texture.
A cheese grater works to grate the carrots. If you don't have a cheese grater you can use a vegetable peeler and peel the carrots, then cut the pieces into small pieces for the cookies. You want to make sure the pieces are small enough to mix well with the cookie dough.
I use a medium ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto the cookie sheets. This helps make sure every cookie is the same size.
The homemade cream cheese icing tastes amazing. If you want to save time or don't have the ingredients to make cream cheese icing you can totally grab a tub of pre-made cream cheese icing and use that.
This recipe makes approximately 11 pairs of cookies sandwiched together or 22 cookies. If you want to spread the cookies out you can thin out the cream cheese icing and drizzle it across individual cookies so you have more of them to serve.
Nutrition information including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more will vary depending on products used.
Printable instructions below.
This recipe is not gluten-free or vegan.
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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Stir cookies ingredients in a large bowl until stiff dough forms
- Drop by the spoonful on a ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake 9-12 minutes until edges are golden brown, cool completely
- Mix cream cheese, 1 tablespoon butter, vanilla, powdered sugar in a small bowl until smooth
- Spread over a cookie and sandwich with 2nd cookie.
Recipe originally shared on October 13, 2013. Updated on April 24, 2020