Sunday, April 6, 2014

chewy carrot cake cookies









I'm excited about these cookies!  They're just so sweet looking topped with carrot cake candy corn.  I love how crinkly these cookies turned out but I had to frost them with rich cream cheese icing because who can resist that?  Mmmm.....
While my husband has my kids playing a game of Clue with him I think I'll escape and take a walk- the sunshine is beautiful this afternoon!
Husband says: "These are good!  This is like a gourmet cookie."

chewy carrot cake cookies (The Girl Who Ate Everything)
1 cup flour
1 3/4 cup carrot cake mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional...I omitted)

cream cheese frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, mix sugar and butter.  Add egg, vanilla, baking soda and cinnamon.  Add flour and carrot cake mix.  Take out a sheet of wax paper and plop the dough on top.  Wrap with wax paper and refrigerate for a couple of hours.  This is important step so don't skip.
Preheat your oven to 350.  Roll the dough into balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheets (I was able to get 30 cookies out of my dough, 8 cookies per cookie sheet).  Bake for 10 minutes.
For the icing, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Top each cookie with a carrot cake candy corn.


  • In a large bowl, add the flour, carrot cake mix, baking soda, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl add the butter and brown sugar. Cream together for a couple of minutes with a mixer.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Scrape the bowl with a spatula if needed.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Add the nuts and mix until just incorporated. The dough will be soft.
  • Chill the dough completely for a couple of hours. This is essential so that the cookies do not spread too much.
  • Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon size balls and place on the cookie sheet. You want your dough balls to be taller than wider. These cookies do spread a lot so make sure you have plenty of room between the cookies.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just turning golden brown. The cookies may appear to not be done all the way but will set up on the pan. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the pan.
  • For the Frosting: In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix slowly at first until combined. Beat until fluffy. Frost cookies.

  • Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/03/chewy-carrot-cake-cookies.html#ljbTJsjo1eeZKRq0.99


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 cup carrot cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • Cream Cheese Frosting:


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/03/chewy-carrot-cake-cookies.html#ljbTJsjo1eeZKRq0.99


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 cup carrot cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • Cream Cheese Frosting:


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/03/chewy-carrot-cake-cookies.html#ljbTJsjo1eeZKRq0.99


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 cup carrot cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • Cream Cheese Frosting:


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/03/chewy-carrot-cake-cookies.html#ljbTJsjo1eeZKRq0.99
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 3/4 cup carrot cake mix
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 3/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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    Instructions
    1. In a large bowl, add the flour, carrot cake mix, baking soda, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.
    2. In a separate bowl add the butter and brown sugar. Cream together for a couple of minutes with a mixer.
    3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Scrape the bowl with a spatula if needed.
    4. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
    5. Add the nuts and mix until just incorporated. The dough will be soft.
    6. Chill the dough completely for a couple of hours. This is essential so that the cookies do not spread too much.
    7. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    8. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon size balls and place on the cookie sheet. You want your dough balls to be taller than wider. These cookies do spread a lot so make sure you have plenty of room between the cookies.
    9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just turning golden brown. The cookies may appear to not be done all the way but will set up on the pan. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the pan.
    10. For the Frosting: In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix slowly at first until combined. Beat until fluffy. Frost cookies.

    Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/03/chewy-carrot-cake-cookies.html#ljbTJsjo1eeZKRq0.99
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 3/4 cup carrot cake mix
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 3/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Learn How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
     
    Instructions
    1. In a large bowl, add the flour, carrot cake mix, baking soda, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.
    2. In a separate bowl add the butter and brown sugar. Cream together for a couple of minutes with a mixer.
    3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Scrape the bowl with a spatula if needed.
    4. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
    5. Add the nuts and mix until just incorporated. The dough will be soft.
    6. Chill the dough completely for a couple of hours. This is essential so that the cookies do not spread too much.
    7. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    8. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon size balls and place on the cookie sheet. You want your dough balls to be taller than wider. These cookies do spread a lot so make sure you have plenty of room between the cookies.
    9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just turning golden brown. The cookies may appear to not be done all the way but will set up on the pan. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the pan.
    10. For the Frosting: In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix slowly at first until combined. Beat until fluffy. Frost cookies.

    Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/03/chewy-carrot-cake-cookies.html#ljbTJsjo1eeZKRq0.99

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