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Carrot Cake Cookies with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting


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  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil (butter can be substituted)
  • 1/3 Cup + 1 Tbs. Sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Molasses (brown sugar can be substituted)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot, grated
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans, chopped
  • 3 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. Orange Zest
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar



Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cream butter, oil, sugar and molasses together until smooth. Stir in vanilla and egg. Then combine dry ingredients and stir in to butter mixture until just combined. Stir in grated carrots and nuts by hand. Scoop onto cookie sheets and bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are brown and cookies have puffed up slightly in center. Cool 2 minutes then transfer to cooling racks. Frost when cooled.
Frosting: Whip all frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread each cooled cookie generously with frosting. Top with additional chopped pecans if desired.

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