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Carrot Cookies

Carrot Cookies

Course Dessert
Author kitchenfun3sons

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 C chopped shredded carrots
  • 3/4 C unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 C raisins
  • 2 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans
  • Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 5 tsp whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 squeeze bottle

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  3. Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until combined after each egg
  5. Beat in the vanilla until combined
  6. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients into the wet until combined
  7. Fold in the carrot, coconut, raisins and oatmeal with a rubber spatula until combined

  8. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out mounds of dough onto the cookie sheet
  9. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly golden
  10. Allow to cool completely before baking off the remaining cookie dough
  11. Using a large bowl and hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, powder sugar, milk and vanilla until combined and smooth
  12. Scoop the icing into the squeeze bottle
  13. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies and sprinkle with chopped pecans
  14. Allow the icing to harden for 1 hour before enjoying!