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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

These spiced, cakey cookies are packed with carrots, raisins, and walnuts.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

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Carrot Cake Cookies

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 2 dozen cookies
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:1 hour 15 minutes
This recipe appears in: Cookie Monster: Carrot Cake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • About 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar with a wooden spoon until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the bowl and beat until just combined. Stir in carrots, raisins, oats, and walnuts until evenly distributed throughout the dough. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  3. 3

    Adjust oven rack to upper and middles position and preheat oven to 350°F. Place sugar in a shallow bowl. Take a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball. Gently roll ball in sugar then place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake cookies until golden, 15-17 minutes.

  4. 4

    Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Let cookies cool completely before eating.

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