These Old Fashioned Carrot cookies are easy to make and will be a favorite cookie recipe in your recipe box. Made with freshly grated carrots, cinnamon, oats, brown sugar, and dried fruit. If you are a fan of carrot cake, you will love these cookies. I use raisins in this recipe, but you can also use dried pineapple. These cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to a week. Great for an after school treat, or for gifting. I love gifting cookies for special occasions. I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this recipe, but you can certainly just use a spoon to incorporate the batter. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Check out my Classic Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe here.
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1⁄3 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated carrot
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dry fruit, like raisins or diced dried pineapple
1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a
seasoned baking stone.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- With a mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3
minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, mixing until completely combined.
- Add the carrots, oats, dried fruit, and pecans. Stir together well.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, portion the cookie dough and place on baking sheet.
Press the cookies down slightly.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges are set. Remove from oven and allow to
cool on the baking sheet for 7 to 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- Store in an airtight container for up to one week.