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Kid-Friendly Easy Carrot Cookies

Kids will love making and eating these fun and healthy carrot cookies!

Course Dessert, Snack
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 + 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Frosting

  • 8 oz low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp carrot juice
  • 1 tsp liquid chlorophyll
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots (optional)

Instructions

To make the cookies...

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Grease two baking sheets.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla. Add the 1 cup carrots, oats, and flour mixture to the large bowl. Mix well.

  3. Put a spoonful of batter on the baking sheet. Shape the batter into a long triangle for the carrot. Shape leaves from the batter at the end of the carrot. Flatten the cookie. Make more carrot-shaped cookies with the remaining batter. Bake 14 minutes. Let cool.

    Carrot Cookies Step 3

To make the frosting, and frost the cookies...

  1. Mix the cream cheese, honey, and vanilla together in a bowl. Divide the mixture into two bowls. Put 3/4th of the mixture into one bowl and 1/4th of the mixture into the other bowl. Add the carrot juice to the bowl with 3/4th of the cream cheese mixture. Add the liquid chlorophyll to the other bowl. Stir both bowls.

  2. Put the green frosting in a plastic bag. Cut off the corner of the bag. Frost the leaves. Put the orange frosting in a plastic bag. Cut off the corner of the bag. Frost the carrots. Optional: top the orange frosting with the 1/2 cup shredded carrots.

    Carrot Cookies Step 5
  3. Chill the cookies for 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

You don't have to shape these cookies to look like carrots. Think orange! This is a great Halloween cookie to make into the shape of a pumpkin.