Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies

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I made cookies this weekend.

They are of the carrot cake variety.

I made them out of a cake mix, because you all seem to love cake mixes.

And I’m here to please.

 

Also, I made cream cheese frosting.

Of the white chocolate variety.

I made it from a tub of flavored cream cheese.

You will love me for it.

 

Make these Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies.  Eat them and feel happy because they have vegetables in them.
Actually they have grains, dairy and vegetables…so it’s basically a meal.

You’re welcome.

Let’s begin.

You’ll need this cake mix…

The mix comes with a pouch of dehydrated carrots and raisins.

You’ll need to soak them so they come back to life.

When they are alive again, drain the water…

Mix up your cake mix, eggs and butter.  Then add some oats and finally your carrots and raisins.

Scoop the batter out in tablespoon sized portions and flatten the dough with the back of a spoon.  The batter won’t spread too much.

The cookies should be about 2 inches apart.

Bake them up and frost them with delicious cream cheese frosting made with this…

And remember they are basically a balanced meal, so I say eat 2!

 

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz. container White Chocolate Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese with mixer.
  2. Over low speed add in your powdered sugar and mix until creamy and smooth.
Notes
Makes enough frosting to ice 24 cookies

Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 box Carrot Cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Decadent Carrot Cake)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Quick Oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In the cake mix box there is a pouch of dehydrated carrots and raisins...soak these in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes to plump. Then drain thoroughly.
  4. Meanwhile in stand mixer combine cake mix, eggs and butter, mixing until incorporated. Add carrots, raisins and oats. Stir until evenly mixed. Batter will be very thick.
  5. Spoon batter by the tablespoon onto lined cookie sheet. Press down with a spoon to flatten. The cookies spread only slightly.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes until just set.
  7. Let cool on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to wore rack to continue cooling.
  8. Frost if desired.
Notes
** If you are not using the Duncan Hines Decadent Mix add in ¾ cup shredded carrot and 1 cup raisins to batter. Also make sure the cake mix is 18.25 oz

Recipe adapted from Duncan Hines

 

 

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51 Comments on "Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies"


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Guest

These look so perfect! Yum! Wish I had a few right now….

Guest
March 6, 2012 2:42 pm

I’m not a carrot cake fan, but these are so adorable!

Guest
March 6, 2012 2:49 pm

This is crazy but I’ve had some free coupons for Duncan Hines cake mix and just *yesterday* at the groc store I bought this very same mix. What are the odds! These cookies look great and I can’t wait to break out my mix!

Guest
March 6, 2012 2:53 pm

you know what i want girl…these look and sound SO amazing!

Guest
March 6, 2012 2:55 pm

You know this is a great recipe when cookies can be rationalized into a meal!! And since it’s a pretty balanced meal, I’ll have to eat my fair share 😉

Guest
March 6, 2012 2:59 pm

Yum! I love all things carrot cake! And that frosting sounds amazing.

Guest
March 6, 2012 3:01 pm

oo I’ve seen those cream cheese indulgence thingys in the grocery store and have already started dreaming of all the wonderful things I can do with them! Thanks for adding to the list :)

Guest
March 6, 2012 3:09 pm

You’re totally right, these are basically a healthy meal 😉 Also… white chocolate cream cheese?! How did I not know this existed?!

Guest
March 6, 2012 3:16 pm

no freaking way! LOL!

i have that mix and was going to make it tonight – but I only have cream cheese frosting…..

Guest
March 6, 2012 4:04 pm

My dad loves carrot cake…wonder if he would like these cookies. Very creative.

Guest
March 6, 2012 4:35 pm

These are adorable!

Guest
March 6, 2012 4:48 pm

How adorable are these cookies?? I bet they are delicious!

Guest
March 6, 2012 5:38 pm

woah. you totally just blew my little mind. pinning this for when the “fancy” cake mixes go on sale.

Guest
March 6, 2012 6:15 pm

I love when you make cookies from a cake mix. You always make things so easy! And I’ve been totally craving Carrot Cake lately!

Guest
Rebecca
March 6, 2012 6:34 pm

I LOVE this cake mix and can not wait to try the cookies!! I think it would be wonderful to add walnuts to it!!

Guest
March 6, 2012 6:35 pm

AH, we make the same little carrots! Mine look exactly like that. Ha! Love carrot cake.

Guest
March 6, 2012 6:39 pm

First of all, I adore the carrots iced on top. And second, I have been trying ti think of the first way I want to use my white chocolate cream cheese. This definitely sounds like a fantastic option!

Guest
March 6, 2012 6:40 pm

Now I will eat my veggies!!

Guest
March 6, 2012 7:39 pm

These look absolutely amazing!!

Guest

ym! i am ALL about shortcuts with cookie/cake mixes sometimes. carrot cake is to die for… i recently had a carrot cake MUFFIN and it was insanely good. these cookies are right up my alley.

Guest
March 6, 2012 11:06 pm

Mmmm Cookies! Love the carrot on top!

Guest
March 7, 2012 12:01 am

can we call this the carrot cake cookie diet? It’s gonna be the next Jenny Craig…I can feel it.

Guest
Zinedine
March 7, 2012 4:11 am

It’s the first time i see carrot cookies – need to try them!

Guest
SWeetsugarbelle
March 7, 2012 7:40 am

Jackpot!I have this dead carrot and raisin cake mix too! It’s meant to be!

Guest
March 7, 2012 8:52 am

Yay for veggies + cookies!! The most perfect combo ever :)

Guest

um those look amazing, our cake mix is nothing like that here, and we so do not have that cream cheese. I think I should be happy I don’t live in the states, the great things you have!

Guest
ColleenB.
March 7, 2012 9:24 am

Oh, these look sooooooooo good. I love carrot cake and made into cookies; even better yet.
Thank U
ColleenB.

Guest
March 7, 2012 9:49 am

Two things:
My hubby loves carrot cake more than any dessert in the world. Ever.
My hubby’s birthday is next week.

You just made me very, very happy.

Guest
March 7, 2012 10:10 am

I have never seen that cream cheese, but now I need to find it! It would be perfect for a recipe I’m making next week. :) LOVE these cookies! They would actually get my husband to eat what I bake.

Guest
March 7, 2012 10:27 am

These are ah-dorable!!!

Guest
March 7, 2012 3:52 pm

Now, THIS is how to eat carrots! Plus, they are darling!

Guest
March 7, 2012 9:00 pm

I love all of your cake mix cookies so much!!

Guest
March 8, 2012 1:54 am

Okay so if this is the sacrifice I need to make to make sure I get my daily requirement of veggies then I shall begrudgingly eat them every day. *laughs hysterically*

Guest
March 8, 2012 4:52 pm

So yummy and moist! My hubby would LOVE these! Thank you! :)

Guest
March 8, 2012 6:00 pm

great idea, and they’re extra special with the little carrot decoration. very nice!

Guest
March 8, 2012 6:04 pm

These look so good, Shelly. I didn’t know that Phili did a white chocolate cream cheese. Then again, I am in the UK so perhaps it’s not made its way over here yet. Hopefully soon.

Guest
March 9, 2012 12:18 am

adorable, carrot cake is one of my favorites and I just love carrot decoration on carrot cake, makes me want to have at least a dozen more :)

Guest
March 9, 2012 1:48 am

must try these! thanks for sharing. :)

Guest
March 11, 2012 10:44 am

I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – I cant wait to try these!

Guest
March 12, 2012 8:11 pm

Being that carrot cake is my favorite cake…these may have to be my favorite cookies now. I need to try these! 😀

Guest
Deborah
March 24, 2012 7:24 pm

Can you replace the butter in the cake mix with applesauce and a bit of oil? Love cake mix cookies but can’ t have all that saturated fat.

Guest
jamie
April 11, 2012 5:53 pm

these were awesome! i love that is like a cake but a cookie! so light and fluffy… i used one of those unsweetened applesauce cups ( actually it was the blueberry kind) and they turned out awesome and no blueberry flavour lol… they are so good i dont know if they will make it to the frosting stage lol. now im thinking about all the different kinds of cookies i can make like this!

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Aimee L
May 27, 2012 10:59 am

I’m making these now. I printed out the recipe and followed that. When I read that the batter should be thick I was confused because it wasn’t. Then I came and looked at the website and under the pictures it says to drain the carrots and raisins. It doesn’t say that in the printed version. I added another cup of oatmeal to help soak up the water. They still taste great thankfully!! Wanted to let you know so you could correct that. I’m surprised I’m the first one to notice.

Guest
December 15, 2012 7:32 pm

Im making these right now,our local store had duncan hines cake mix $1 a box so i got 5 boxes of different flavors and im going to town. I added in my own raisins.

Guest
Cindy
March 29, 2013 8:54 am

When you say “oatmeal” do you mean oats? (dry) or actual wet oatmeal???

Guest

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