So Much More Than Carrot Cake Cookies

Recipe by YummySmellsca

Adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, these are like dense, chewy bites of all the best bits of carrot cake! The nuts are optional - I often leave them out (or add toasted sunflower seeds instead!).

Top Review by Tuscany Springs

I love these cookies, they are full of good healthy stuff!<br/>The one thing I changed is the baking time. They didn't look done enough in the time specified in the recipe so after the 5 minutes on the top rack I added 20 more minutes on the lower rack for a total of 35 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, beat together the "milk", flax, oils, maple syrup, sugars, fresh ginger and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the flours, wheat germ, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and sea salt.
  3. Stir into the above mixture, then fold in the carrots, oats, coconut, nuts (if using), candied ginger, raisins and gogi berries.
  4. Wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F and line three baking sheets with parchment. Flatten into thick discs with the palm of your hand.
  6. Form fairly large balls of dough and place onto the sheets 2" apart.
  7. Bake 5 minutes on the middle rack of the oven, then move to the bottom rack and back 10 minutes longer.
  8. Cool completely on the sheets.

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