Simple Carrot Cake Cookies
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The BEST Carrot Cake Cookies

This homemade Carrot Cake Cookies recipe gives us the best of both worlds – a soft chewy cookie that tastes just like a moist and flavorful carrot cake! Serve them singularly or sandwich them together with the homemade icing, you won’t want to miss this!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 cookies


For the cookies:

To decorate:


To make the cookies:

To decorate:

  • Make buttercream by beating butter, icing sugar, and milk into a bowl. Once ingredients are smooth and well-combined, scoop into a piping bag with a round tip attached.
  • Frost the center of each cookie.
  • Roll out 15-20 spheres of orange fondant - about ½ an inch in size. Shape them into cylinders.
  • Take a small piece of green fondant , rolling it into tiny little leaf-like shapes and press one or two onto the top of each orange piece.
  • Use a toothpick to score lines on the orange fondant to resemble creases in your carrots to help give it a carrot-like texture.
  • Top each frosted cookie with 1-3 fondant carrots. Serve and enjoy.


You can opt to make the homemade buttercream into a homemade cream cheese buttercream by adding 1/2 cup of cream cheese and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the buttercream recipe.