Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies with warm spices, freshly grated carrots, a hint of vanilla and rich butter. Topped with classic cream cheese frosting made with butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Make for Easter and springtime holidays.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 1 minute
*Cookie dough can be made without a mixer and stirred by hand.
**Carrots can be drained with a dishtowel or by squeezing between clean hands. Reserve liquid for later, if needed.
***Melted and cooled butter refers to butter that is melted and slightly cooled. It should read between 85-95 degrees F.
******If mixture is too clumpy and dry, fold in a tablespoon at a time of carrot juice. Alternatively, if mixture is too wet, fold in a tablespoon of flour at a time.
NOTE - If cookies come out flat, bake for less time or add more flour!