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Soft, moist and incredibly easy, these Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies are so much fun to make with only five easy to find ingredients.

Carrot Cake Cookies

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It’s SO easy and comes together fast!
  • They are so full of flavor and perfect for Spring.
  • They only require 5 ingredients!
  • They use a box mix so you get a soft cookie without a lot of trying.

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Carrot Cake Cookies

Ingredients for Carrot Cake Cookies

These carrot cake cookies are super simple and yes, they start with a box mix. What you call “Almost Homemade”.

But honestly, it’s worth it and you cannot tell. My whole family gobbled them up and couldn’t get enough.

  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • canola oil
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • walnuts, chopped

Additions & Substitutions for Easy Carrot Cake Cookies

There aren’t a lot of substitutions in this recipe. You can choose whatever kind of oil you want to use, we use both canola and vegetable oil.

The walnuts are optional but add some flavor on their own, but you could swap them out for chopped pecans or eliminate them all together.

If you wanted to add shredded carrot to this recipe, you could do that, but be sure to try to blot out as much moisture as you can before using them.

You can whip up a cream cheese frosting to top these carrot cake cookies, or you could just leave them plain. That’s all up to you – any way you serve them they re fantastic!

Carrot Cake Cookies

Decorations for these Cookies

We used a cookie icing and then topped with cute little candy carrots to make them a little more festive.

You can use a cream cheese frosting or use cookie icing like we did. The cookie icing is a very mild flavor, so it kept the cookie flavors from being subdued.

We found these cute little candy carrots from Wilton to decorate the tops.

You can decorate them however you’d like.

Carrot Cake Cookies

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Recipe for Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Nicole Cook
Soft, moist and incredibly easy, these Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies are so much fun to make with only five easy to find ingredients. A fun springtime recipe or easter brunch recipe.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Cookies-Bars-Brownies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until incorporated.
  • Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes. This is not a mandatory step, but it makes the cookies bake up better and it makes them easier to work with.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator. Form into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2″ apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be VERY soft but cooked when removed from oven. Allow to cool 20 minutes before moving to cookie rack and cooling completely.
  • Decorate as desired.
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Wendy

Friday 23rd of March 2018

Love the little carrots you found to decorate these cuties.

Jolene

Friday 23rd of March 2018

Love that these start with a cake mix! They'll be fun to make with my niece.

Karen

Friday 23rd of March 2018

These are adorable and sound delicious. I love "cake" cookies!

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