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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Spiced cookies with carrot and pecan, plus a white chocolate drizzle
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 204kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cookies

  • 125 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Light brown soft sugar
  • 1 Orange zest only
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 50 g Carrot grated
  • 200 g Wholemeal plain flour or regular plain/all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 50 g Pecans chopped finely

For decoration (optional)

  • 75 g White chocolate
  • 16 Fondant carrots


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a few baking trays (or however many you own) with baking paper
  • Cream the butter and light brown sugar together in a large bowl using a spoon, then mix in the orange zest
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract, and mix them in
  • Then mix in the grated carrot
  • Mix in the plain flour, baking powder and all three spices
  • Then mix in the pecans
  • Spoon blobs of the mixture onto your lined baking trays, leave space between the cookies as they will spread
  • Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes until they are golden brown, leave them on the tray for 5 minutes before carefully removing and placing on racks to cool fully
  • Once the cookies are fully cool drizzle the white chocolate over them, then add the fondant carrots. I like to put the melted white chocolate into a small piping bag to control the drizzle, or you can use a spoon
  • Leave the chocolate to set before tucking in
  • Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days. They also be frozen


Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead
I am not a huge fan of walnuts so I always use pecans for anything carrot cake related, but if you prefer walnuts then you can use them instead.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg