Old Fashioned Carrot Cookies

May 2, 2020
Old Fashioned Carrot Cookies on a plate

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
2 eggs
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

Old Fashioned Carrot Cookies on a plate
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a
    seasoned baking stone.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the carrots, oats, dried fruit, and pecans. Stir together well.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, portion the cookie dough and place on baking sheet.
    Press the cookies down slightly.
  6. 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.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.