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Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

To Decorate

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 oz orange fondant
  • 1-2 oz green fondant

Instructions

To make Carrot Cookies

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat both sugars, egg, and butter. Mix until creamy.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Beat until batter forms.
  • Add shredded carrots and mix thoroughly.
  • Using a cookie scoop (or a ¼ measuring cup), scoop mounds of batter on a lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes and allow to cool before decorating.

To Decorate

  • Make buttercream by beating butter, icing sugar and milk. Once ingredients are smooth and well-combined, scoop into a piping bag with a round tip attached. You can also use a plastic bag and cut a small hole in the corner to use for piping the icing. 
  • Frost the center of each cookie.
  • Roll out 15-20 spheres of orange fondant - about ½ an inch in size. Shape them into cylinders.
  • Press a small piece of green of fondant on the top of each orange piece.