Carrot Cake Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 18
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted plus ½ stick room temperature for frosting
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yoke
  • 1 cup flour I used whole wheat
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup finely grated carrots
  • ¼ cup golden raisins chopped, I didn't chop mine, missed that part
  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1½ teaspoon jam, I used a homemade jam I had on hand
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk both sugars and egg yoke together.
  3. In another bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, ginger and sea salt.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until combined.
  5. Add in the carrots, oats and raisins and mix.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll the dough into 18 1½ inch balls and roll in chopped pecans to coat.
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Place the cookie balls 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven, using the end of a wooden spoon make an indentation in the center of the cookie ball.
  12. Bake another 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.
  14. In another bowl beat the butter, sugar, cream cheese and jam together.
  15. When the cookies have cooled fill the center with frosting and serve.
  16. Refrigerate any leftover cookies. :)
Recipe by Mamal Diane at