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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies

Cooking for a Crowd?Kids Can!

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Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Measure flours and other dry ingredients
  • Wash and dry carrots
  • Crack and beat eggs
  • Scoop dough onto pan
Kid friendly


1⁄2 cup
packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup
1⁄2 cup
1⁄2 cup
applesauce or fruit puree
2 eggs
1 teaspoon
1 cup
1 cup
whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon
ground nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon
ground ginger
2 cups
old fashioned rolled oats (raw)
1 1⁄2 cups
finely grated carrots (about 3 large carrots)
1 cup
raisins or golden raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir dry ingredients together.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in raisins and carrots.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Store in airtight container.
Photo of Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes: 48 cookies
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 07/01/20

9 Comments for "Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies"

Use the "Cooking for a Crowd" version of this recipe when you have an event - it's so popular! You bake this recipe as a bar in a 1/2 or 1/4 size sheet pan, spreading the batter about 1 1/2 inches thick. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. An easy way to serve hundreds of people!

I followed recipe exactly, kids loved it. They are constantly asking me for me to make it again!

These cookies are so wholesome, rustic and delicious looking. I love the spices that have been used and the raisins, carrots, apple sauce, oats and brown sugar go so well together. Its a great snack for the kids.

Thank you so much for sharing this Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies recipe. I want to try it at home. I want to bake a cake for my kids. They always told me to bake then i was looking for a cake that has a carrot flavor. Then I finally found this recipe..Once again Thank you so much for posting this. 

Kids and adults love this cookie.  I always make a double batch and freeze some to have a smart treat on hand.

Yes, as the other reviewers pointed out this is a great recipe! And they are moister than a traditional cookie. I thought the recipe would take a long time to prep but many of the measures are the same so I was done before I knew it and they baked perfectly. They don't spread much if at all when baking so you can put them close together on the baking sheet.

I used pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. And my applesauce was frozen so I used a banana for the fruit purée.

These taste really good, but are more like a soft muffin cookie. Followed recipe exactly, but was very sticky in the end, needed to use napkins!

This recipe is sooooo good! I will use it repetedly!

These are the best cookies! All my friends eat them before I get any! (make a big batch!)