Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe


 Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

Happy Easter!
I hope that you are having a wonderful and relaxing Sunday.
Today we are getting together with all the sisters and their families for family dinner and an Easter egg hunt. It will be anything but relaxing, but that’s how we roll. 🙂

We only have a couple more weeks of being together because Kristen and her family will soon be moving to Indiana and Steph and her husband are headed to California. We have felt so blessed to have been lucky enough to all be in Utah for the last two years, so having these sisters be far away will be hard!

So, what do I do when I am feeling sad? I eat my feelings. And these carrot cake cookies are perfect for that. Soft, chewy, and covered in cream cheese frosting . . . they definitely help.

Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
dash of cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and mix well.
Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, salt and mix until completely combined. Fold in carrots (and raisins and walnuts if you are using them). Place spoonfuls of dough on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 9-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool, then frost with cream cheese frosting. Garnish with chopped walnuts if you want.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together, then add powdered sugar. Add more or less powdered sugar, depending on how thick you want the frosting to be.
Makes about 30 cookies.
Recipe inspired by Cupboard to Cupboard.
Camille Sig
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4 Responses to “Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe”

  1. I live in Indiana, but both of my sisters now live in different states (Virginia and New York). It's very difficult being separated from them (especially because that means I am also separated from all five of my niece/nephews), but thank goodness for Skype, texting, smartphones, and email...we keep in touch all the time! Although we were separated by many miles today, I feel like we spent Easter together considering all of the pictures and videos we shared! :)

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