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Carrot Cookies Recipe

Carrot Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Carrot Cookies

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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."

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."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

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

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

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

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

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

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!!!!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"These cookies are not bad, but they are not good either. They are not too sweet, which is good, but they seem to be missing something. My toddler likes them because of their simplicity."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"This is a cookie anyone would like. Great texture and flavor although the carrot does not add too much taste to it. Nice change -"

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"these cookies taste like a tea cake which I like, you can't really taste the carrots, so I sugest if you make them leave out the carrots."

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