Carrot Cookies Recipe
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Carrot Cookies Recipe

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These cookies are both flavorful and colorful. The shredded carrots add nice bright flecks of orange color.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min/batch
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min/batch
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 128 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in carrots. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to carrot mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Carrot Cookies in Country February/March 2003, p51

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MsSusieP User ID: 8057230 83919
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"These carrot cookies were both delicious and looked great! I think the cookies had a good texture, and good moisture. I also think that the directions were very easy to follow. I made a few changes to the recipe that I thought added to the taste, however this is based on personal taste preference. I added a 1/2 tea of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinnamon. I liked how these added to the flavors that were already present."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 66356
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"These were very good, but I did change them up a bit. I added some cinnamon, raisins and chopped walnuts, then made a simple cream cheese frosting with reduced fat cream cheese to spread on top. They tasted just like carrot cake! Without my changes I don't think they'd be sweet enough for my tastes."

cindyost User ID: 2125334 53802
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"Good simple recipe, the cookie is just okay. I would add chocolate chips next time."

Bhagya User ID: 6726718 122066
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable...."

Darrissa User ID: 7472827 45775
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"They are super soft and good tasting with amazing textures."

grandmaneive User ID: 7380271 137461
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"I LOVE carrot cookies made from raw carrots. Thank you for a recipe that gives me a taste of my childhood half-a-century later."

dorisnelson User ID: 4135851 117414
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"I have made these cookies many times. Very good."

Ilovecookies333 User ID: 6418167 122003
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"These are a great little cake like cookie, not real sweet. BUT you should cook the carrots first, smash them up and then..make a butter cream frosting with zest of an orange and juice of the orange! Perfect tea cookie!!!!"

abenedict1964 User ID: 3101343 61207
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"This receipe piqued our interest and after reading previous reviews, my husband and I decided to saute the carrots in 1/2 tbsp butter before adding them to recipe; came out very good - sauteeing brought out the natural sweetness in carrots."

ruthie38 User ID: 3724301 83918
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"The most tasteless cookie I have ever tasted. Think there is to much baking powder in it. Will not make again."

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