Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe – Sneak Fruits & Veggies in for Your Kids! – Frugal Novice

Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe – Sneak Fruits & Veggies in for Your Kids!

In case you didn’t know, this is National Raisin Week! To celebrate, I thought I’d share a recipe that features a lot of raisins, and is delicious – carrot cake cookies. 

I grew up eating carrot cake, and never even really thought about the fact that it had veggies in it. I just loved the cinnamon flavor and juicy raisins, which is why I think my kids will love these carrot cake cookies. Since they’re crispier than cake, I think the texture of the carrots will be hidden even better – and who doesn’t love raisins in cookies? I even added rolled oats for a little extra fiber and texture!

Here’s the recipe for you to try:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 (heaping) cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch cloves
  • 1 3/4 cup flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixer, cream together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla on medium speed until well-blended and fluffy.
  3. Add in carrots, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves.
  4. Add flour a little at a time, allowing each bit to incorporate before adding more.
  5. Stir in rolled oats and raisins.
  6. Place tablespoon-sized mounds of dough on a cookie sheet (12 to a sheet). Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are slightly browned on bottom – they won’t look very brown on top.  Press each cookie down with a spatula to flatten it. Let cool, and serve. You can top these with a cream cheese frosting, but they’re delicious on their own!

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    What a great idea! My son is not the best at eating vegetables but he’d eat these!

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    What a clever idea! I love, love, love carrot cake, so I bet these are amazing.

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    Yum, these looks so delicious! I love carrot cake, it is my favorite! Can’t wait to try these!

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