Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies

These Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies are cute and healthy cookies topped with homemade cream cheese frosting! Plus, they taste just like moist carrot cake, and they’re super easy to make!

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Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

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.

How to Make The Best Cake Mix Cookies

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!

 

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Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

These Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies are cute and healthy cookies topped with homemade cream cheese frosting! Plus, they taste just like moist carrot cake, and they’re super easy to make!


Ingredients:

Carrot Cake Cookies

  • 1 box Carrot Cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Decadent Carrot Cake)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Quick Oats

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 oz. container White Chocolate Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Carrot Cake Cookies

  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.

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese with mixer.
  2. Over low speed add in your powdered sugar and mix until creamy and smooth.

Notes:

** If you are not using the Duncan Hines Decadent Mix add in 3/4 cup shredded carrot and 1 cup raisins to batter. Also make sure the cake mix is 18.25 oz

Recipe adapted from Duncan Hines

Keywords:: cake mix cookies, cake mix cookies recipe, easy cake mix cookies, carrot cake cookies, homemade cream cheese frosting, cream cheese frosting recipe

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Katy
Katy

I am confused. If you buy dehydrated raisins and carrots, why soak them to come back to life. Why not use fresh ones?

Cindy
Cindy

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

Alice Moradoq

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.

Aimee L
Aimee L

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.

jamie
jamie

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!

Deborah
Deborah

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.

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

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

danielle

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

donna

must try these! thanks for sharing. 🙂

Diane {Created by Diane}

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 🙂

Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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.

grace

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

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

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

Kim Bee

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*

Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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