These super soft Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing are a little bite of heaven!

Carrot Cake Cookies

Super soft Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing are a little bite of heaven! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake, carrots, cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 363 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


For the Carrot Cake Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 5 teaspoon whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


To Make the Carrot Cake Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. You can use a standing mixer or electric hand mixer.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Gradually pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, mixing as you go.
  7. Fold in the carrot, raisins and oatmeal with a rubber spatula until well distributed.
  8. Place balls of cookie dough on your prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a light golden brown.

To Make the Cream Cheese Icing:

  1. Beat together the cream cheese, powder sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Scoop the icing into a plastic squeeze bottle.

  2. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  3. Allow icing to set before storing or serving.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 261mg11%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1725IU35%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.