Carrot Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Carrot Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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"I am always looking for tasty after-school and lunch box treats for my family. These carrot-flecked cookies my mom made when I was growing up now get a thumbs-up from my children."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1-1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in carrots. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Carrot Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p17

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"These were good cookies, but a little too soft for my taste. My family devoured them though! Luckily, the recipe makes a lot. Just not my personal taste."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Love it!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This is a very good, moist cookie. I found that they stuck together when stored in a zip lock bag at room temperature, BUT if kept in the freezer, they don't stick together and they are still soft and moist. A good solution!"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"Dont know what I did but these were not good-"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"147 calories for ONE cookie? And who eats just ONE cookie for a snack? A good majority of regular size candy bars have fewer calories than two of these cookies!"

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