These delightful carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting are a perfect blend of the beloved carrot cake flavor in a convenient, handheld form. They are soft, moist, and bursting with the warm spices of cinnamon, making them an irresistible treat for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These carrot cake cookies offer all the flavors of a classic carrot cake in a portable, snackable form. The addition of cream cheese frosting adds a delightful tangy sweetness that perfectly complements the spiced carrot cookies. These cookies are perfect for those who love the taste of carrot cake but prefer a smaller, individually portioned treat.


  • 1 cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups grated or chopped raw Carrots
  • The Best Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 cup chopped Pecans


  1. Grate and chop 2 cups raw Carrots.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix in cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix well.
  5. Add flour and mix until combined.
  6. Add in 2 cups of carrots.
  7. Bake the cookies in a 375°F oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  8. Allow cookies to cool.
  9. Frost with The Best Cream Cheese Frosting.
  10. Apply chopped Pecans around the edges of cookies.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Kcal: 180 calories per cookie


These carrot cake cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, place them in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze the unfrosted cookies for up to 3 months, then thaw and frost as desired.

Recipe Tips

For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a handful of golden raisins or chopped walnuts to the cookie dough. Additionally, ensure the cookies are fully cooled before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting. Enjoy these delightful treats with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful snack or dessert.

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