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If you like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, then you will love these cookies. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 

April 2014


Credit: © Kristen Stevens

Recipe Summary

35 mins
20 mins
18 to 24




Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 °.

  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, sugars and eggs with an electric beater until well combined, about 2 minutes.

  • Add the carrot, flour, baking soda, vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg and mix until just combined. Add the oats, raisins and walnuts and combine.

  • Drop by heaping tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet, 9-12 cookies per sheet depending on how big you make your cookies.

  • Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until they are slightly brown along the edges but still soft in the center.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to a baking sheet to finish cooling.

While the Cookies Cool, Prepare the Icing
  • In a medium-sized bowl cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the powdered sugar in 2 additions and beat until well combined.

  • Once the cookies are completely cool spread the cream cheese frosting on their tops. You can also use a pastry bag to pipe the frosting onto the cookies for a neater appearance.

Make Ahead

Store the cookies for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months.