How to Make Easy Carrot Cake Cookies

These carrot cake cookies are easy to make and they are perfect to eat for breakfast, snacks, or dessert.

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This post is all about how to make an easy carrot cookies recipe using box cake mix.

Carrot cake cookies are a great snack to take to work or to school in a lunch box. They are easy to pack, and filled with satisfying ingredients to help power your day.

Carrot cake cookies are a good recipe to use fresh carrots, especially if you have fresh carrots from the garden or fresh from the farmer’s market.

How to Make Carrot Cake Cookies using Cake Mix

Cake mix cookies are delicious and easy to make. Adding ingredients like shredded carrots and warm spices makes the cookies even better. Here is how to make carrot cake cookies using a box of cake mix.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Add a box of spice cake mix, ground cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine the ingredients. When the dry ingredients are well blended, add shredded carrot, walnuts, and raisins to the bowl. Stir to coat these ingredients with cake mix.

Next add applesauce, olive oil, vanilla, and eggs to the mixing bowl. Stir to combine ingredients until the carrot cake cookie batter just comes together.

Scoop carrot cake cookie dough onto the cookie sheet, spacing the cookies 2 inches apart. Each scoop should contain about one heaping tablespoonful of cookie dough. Bake the carrot cake cookies for 9 to 11 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookies comes out clean.

Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing them. Place baked carrot cake cookies on a cookie rack to cool. Serve with coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or milk for a delicious snack or dessert.

Cake mix cookies are almost foolproof and they are tasty, making them perfect for lunch boxes, snacks, and a simple dessert to enjoy with coffee, cocoa, or tea.

How to Store Carrot Cake Cookies

Store cake mix carrot cake cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or place the baked cookies in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw the cookies overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

What You’ll Need to Make Carrot Cake Cookies

Here are some of the items that you need to make carrot cake cookies.

Fresh Carrots

Fresh carrots are a surprising ingredient for cookies, but their sweet flavor is perfect for making a dessert. Pick up some carrots at the supermarket, farmer’s market, or farm stand. You’ll need about 2 to 3 medium sized carrots to yield ⅓ cup of shredded carrots.

Raisins

Raisins add sweetness and chewy texture to carrot cake cookies. Use purple raisins or golden raisins. Soft, chopped dates and dried currants are tasty, too.

Walnuts

Walnuts are a great food to keep in the pantry for adding to baked goods and overnight oats. Set aside ⅓ cup chopped walnuts for this carrot cake cookie recipe.

Spice Cake Mix

The best thing about using cake mix to make cookies is that it’s almost foolproof and it gives you a lot of flexibility. Choose your favorite spice cake mix—whether it’s classic spice cake mix, gluten free spice cake mix, or organic spice cake mix—to customize the cookies.

Parchment Paper

Parchment paper helps to keep foods from sticking to the pan, and it can make clean up a snap. Parchment paper is a must have when you are baking large amounts of cookies.

Mixing Bowls

A set of mixing bowls is a must have for making dough for cookies and other baked goods.

Cookie Sheet

A set of cookie sheets makes it easier to bake up large amounts of cookies. You can also use cookie sheets to heat up snacks and appetizers and to roast veggies, so it’s a versatile kitchen tool to have.

Cookie Spatula

A slotted cookie spatula makes it easy to remove cookies and other baked goods from the pan. These are also great to use for serving brownies and cookie bars.

Cooling Rack

A cooling rack helps to cool down cookies and other baked goods by allowing air to flow around all sides of the cookie for more even results.

Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

These cake mix carrot cake cookies are easy to make and taste delicious. They are great to eat for breakfast or dessert, or to have as a snack.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Author Sweet Bacon & Pecans

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz.  box spice cake mix
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • cup finely shredded carrots
  • cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • cup raisins
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add spice cake mix, ground cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine ingredients.
  • Add shredded carrot, walnuts, and raisins to the bowl. Toss to coat with cake mix.
  • Next add applesauce, olive oil, vanilla, and eggs to the bowl. Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Scoop carrot cake cookie batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart. Each scoop should contain about 2 Tbsp of cookie dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 7 to 9 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookies comes out clean.
  • Place baked carrot cake cookies on a cookie rack to cool. Serve with coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or milk for a delicious snack or dessert.

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