carrot cake cookies decorated as carrots on white plate

Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe

With the use of a boxed cake mix, these Carrot Cake Cookies are so easy to make. Topped with homemade cream cheese frosting, they're hard to resist!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Refrigerate/Freese 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 281 kcal
Author The Bearfoot Baker


  • 1 box Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup pineapples chopped and drained


  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 1/4 c butter (1/2 stick) room temp
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp heavy whipping cream


  1. Mix the carrot cake mix, the oil, and the eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients including the flour and mix.

  2. Divide your dough into thirds and wrap in plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator for about an hour.

  3. Once your dough is cold, unwrap it and save the plastic wrap. Sprinkle a clean surface (counter or plastic cutting board) and the dough with a little bit of flour. Then, place the plastic wrap on top of the dough and roll it out to 1/4″ thick.

  4. Place the rolled dough into the freezer for at least an hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper for about 12-14 minutes. 

  6. Cool completely before you decorate them.


  1. Mix the butter and cream cheese together in a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer).

  2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until combined.

  3. Lastly, mix in heavy whipping cream. Add more cream or more powdered sugar to reach desired consistency.

  4. Keep it stored in the fridge when not in use.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Sugars 28g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.