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®.
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!
Want more? Try these fun flavors!
- 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
- Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and grated carrots and mix well.
- 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.
- Drop small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.