Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

We love these carrot cookies either plain or with butter cream frosting flavored with a little lemon zest and lemon juice, or try 1/2 recipe of Creamy Orange Frosting. These cookies have a nice cake-like texture--nice and soft. Note: Made these again today and thought I'd better add a comment. I made them about tablespoon sized and they cooked in 8 minutes. They don't need to brown on bottom--just cook until they are nice and firm.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook carrots in saucepan with water until tender; drain and mash.
  2. (Should measure about 1 cup when you are done).
  3. Cool.
  4. Cream butter and sugar.
  5. Add egg and vanilla, beat together until fluffy.
  6. Stir in cooled mashed carrots.
  7. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; blend into butter.
  8. Drop by spoonful on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 375° for about 8-12 minutes (doesn't need to cook until browned--just until firm).
  10. Cool.
  11. Good plain or top with butter cream frosting with a little lemon zest and lemon juice added.


Most Helpful

I made these last night to take to Easter Dinner... there are only a couple left. I'm in the porcess of making another batch now.

Amber Dawn April 11, 2004

These cookies were really tasty, however I didnt follow the original recipe to a tee. I made some changes to lighten them up a little, cut the sugar, and add flavor elsewhere:<br/><br/>-Sub half the butter with mashed avocado<br/>-I used only 1/4 cup of sugar and to that added 1 tbsp of molasses<br/>-I added a good amount of cinnamon, fresh ground nutmeg and powdered ginger. Probably about 3 Tbsp, 1/2 tsp, and 1/2 tsp respectively. Pumpkin Pie spice would probably also be great, I just don't have any.<br/><br/>They turned out very cakey (which I like) with an almost half-baked center (which I really like ;-))

wrightc2309 September 21, 2014

Very yummy! It was a very cakey texture cookie. Actually they seemed more like muffin tops to us--I was expecting that though so we really liked them. They had a mild sweet flavor. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was because I added a good amount of cinnamon and a dash more of vanilla for more flavor. The last part of the dough I threw in some chocolate chips to mix it up--great addition! Thanks for the recipe!

summerbreeze June 04, 2010

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