Carrot Oatmeal Cookies – #FilltheCookieJar

What do you think of when you hear spring cookies? Me, it’s all about carrots. I’m not 2961d-cookiejar
sure why, but carrots are something I always associated with spring. That’s why I decided to go with a carrot cookie recipe for this month’s recipe for the blogging group – Fill the Cookie Jar.

These cookies are delicious and more cake like. The carrot flavor is subtle, but reminds me so much of a carrot cake…if only I would have spread a little cream cheese frosting on top. I also don’t feel bad when my kids eat them for an after school snack since they’re “somewhat” healthy. They’re made with whole wheat flour, coconut, carrots and walnuts.

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies | Join Us, Pull up a Chair #FilltheCookieJar

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup instant oats
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened at room temperature (or 1 cup coconut oil)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup flake coconut
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silpat mats or parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, oats, baking soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the sugars and butter. Add in the vanilla and eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Fold in the carrots, walnuts and coconut. Slowly add in the dry mixture until just combined.

Drop tablespoons of batter onto your prepared baking sheets and bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer immediately to a cooling rack.

Check out all the other spring cookies made by my blogger friends!

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14 thoughts on “Carrot Oatmeal Cookies – #FilltheCookieJar

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  2. I need these cookies! I love carrot cake, but since I am cutting down my sugar intake, it has been off of my list of things to eat. These cookie, however, have ingredients I can have. I made cookies using coconut sugar for the first time and am glad to see you used it also. Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group!

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  5. Carrot cake is my jam! Can’t wait to try these and see how they are in cookie form. I do love trying healthier alternatives to the average chocolate chip cookie too so I’m always looking for fun recipes like this one. And oh yes! A little cream cheese frosting on top does sound heavenly.
    Would you be interested in sharing recipes with our community of passionate foodies? We’re always on the lookout for fun, new and delicious recipes like this one. You can find us right over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyGoodEats

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