Carrot Cake Cookies

This carrot cake cookies recipe uses fresh carrots, white chocolate, and M&M’s for a fun springtime treat!

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My sister recently berated me for not having a carrot cake recipe on my site, and then she proceeded to give me one.  Did you see it?

After that humiliation, I decided it was time to right that wrong and have more carrot-themed desserts available for you, my dear readers.

I guess it was perfect timing then, that I stumbled across this package of M&M’s® Carrot Cake flavor at Walmart.  I’ll be honest, I was a little leery about trying this flavor.  It sounded a touch unusual.  But the white chocolate put me over the edge, and I bought a package to try.

I was glad I did.  I was surprised how much I liked them, since I’m kind of an M&M’s® purist.  I think it’s tough to beat the good old original plain M&M’s®.

(See related post: Monster Cookies)


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I pulled a couple carrots out of the fridge and put together these fun and easy cookies.  I was far too lazy to make cream cheese frosting for them, so I mixed in some white chocolate chips instead.

Scratch that.  What I meant to say is, these cookies are so simple, they don’t need cream cheese frosting.  Yeah, that’s it.  *ahem*

But they do need white chocolate chips.  They kind of give a nod to the frosting, without actually having to frost anything.


The kids were surprised at how delicious these cookies were.  Which always irritates me.  I think the presence of carrots made them suspicious.

The Fruitarian called them “surprisingly delicious.”


If you’re up for a nice surprise too, you can look for a display like this in the Easter candy section at your local Walmart.  And don’t forget to grab a couple carrots!


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Carrot Cake Cookies
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A carrot cake cookie with white chocolate chips and Carrot Cake M&M's.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated fresh carrots (about 2-3 carrots)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash cloves
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup M&M's® Carrot Cake flavor
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and grated carrots and mix well.
  2. Add vanilla, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and quick oats, and mix well. Add flour and mix just until combined. Fold in white chips and M&M's.
  3. Drop small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


4 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Cookies

  1. Liz

    I would have thought the same thing had I spotted these M&Ms at the market. But you’ve convinced me I need to buy at least one bag, if not more, and bake up some carrot cake cookies. And, I must admit, I’m happy they don’t need frosting 🙂

  2. Carla

    I keep seeing these M&Ms at the store but have been hesitant to try them. Next time I see them, I’ll pick up a bag! And maybe if I don’t eat them all first, I’ll bake these cookies 😉

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