Now you can enjoy one of your favorite cakes in cookie form with Carrot Cake Cookies! They are topped with a yummy orange marmalade laced cream cheese frosting.
So I’ve got a funny carrot story for you. My husband recently got a new job or “calling” at church. He was in our ward’s bishopric but was released a month ago and put in as a Primary teacher. That means he teaches the 7 turning 8 year olds. He was so excited. When he came home after the first Sunday he told me that the previous teacher always brought the kids a treat. Our church is in the afternoon and it is snack time after all. That week the other teacher had brought tootsie pops. So this last Sunday he decided that he was going to bring a healthier treat – carrots. I told him he was crazy. What 7 year old was going to be excited about raw carrots for a snack. I am not a fan of raw carrots myself. But he filled his container full of carrots and went off to teach his class. When I met him in the church hall after his class his container was empty, not a carrot left. The kids thought the carrots were great!
Today’s recipe uses those carrots too but I have to say I would much rather eat carrots in the form of a carrot cake cookie than a raw carrot. These cookies are a fun spin on the traditional carrot cake. You can have your cake and cookies all at the same time!
The cookies are made with shredded carrots, golden raisins, and pecans.
Everything is is mixed up together with some butter, sugar and flour of course and then formed into balls. The ball of dough is than rolled in the chopped pecans.
Bake them for about 15 minutes and then pull them out and use the end of a wooden spoon to push a hole in the middle, you need to make an indentation for that yummy cream cheese frosting. Pop them back in the oven to bake some more.
I mixed up the cream cheese frosting, adding in some orange marmalade and then put the frosting into a decorating bag with a medium size round tip. After the cookies have cooled, fill that hole you made and the center of the cookie with frosting.
These Carrot Cake Cookies are now ready for enjoying!