Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies

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This recipe for frosted carrot cake cookies is a favorite of our nursing home residents.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
13 cookies


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup shredded carrot

  • ½ cup raisins

  • cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup crushed pineapple (Optional)

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Whisk flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in another bowl until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract; continue mixing until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in carrots, raisins, walnuts, and pineapple at low speed. Add flour mixture; beat until just combined.

  4. Drop 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter at a time onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and springy to the touch, 12 to 16 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely, about 30 minutes more.

  6. Blend cream cheese and honey together in a food processor or with an electric mixer until smooth. Sandwich flat sides of cooled cookies together with a generous tablespoon of cream cheese filling in between.

Cook's Note:

You can use margarine instead of butter, pecans instead of walnuts, Craisins(R) instead of raisins, and orange or pineapple juice instead of honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
16g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 13
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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