Carrot Cake Cookies
Soft and chewy Carrot Cake Cookies smothered in silky Cream Cheese Frosting for individual bites of carrot cake bliss! These Carrot Cake Cookies are perfectly portable, perfectly tender, and perfectly melt-in-your-mouth addicting. They encapsulate everything you love about Carrot Cake with its aromatic fragrant spices, carrots and pecans rolled into easy-to-make chewy cookie form. And of course, Carrot Cake wouldn’t be Carrot Cake without tangy, rich and luscious Cream Cheese Frosting!
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
*Do NOT microwave butter or your cookies will be too soft and spread when baked. Let butter soften at room temperature until slightly softened.
**Use only freshly grated carrots. Use the small holes on a box grater to grate the carrots. Do NOT use pre packaged matchstick carrots as they are too thick.
***Old-fashioned whole rolled oats will NOT work in this recipe, but if that’s what you have on hand, you can make your own quick oats by adding whole oats to food processor and pulsing 4-6 times or until they resemble the consistency of quick oats.
****Do NOT microwave butter or cream cheese to soften for frosting or it will be too runny. Let soften at room temperature.
You can freeze frosted or unfrosted Carrot Cake Cookies.