Carrot cake oatmeal cookie drizzled with icing cools on cookie rack.

Snacks & Treats

Loaded Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 30, 2017

My seven-year-old, Sam, and I are always on the lookout for a treat! Cookies win a popularity contest at our house. Turns out these delicious loaded carrot cake oatmeal cookies — or these doubletree cookies — are the best way to celebrate family fun time, too.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies with icing cooling on a rack.

Ready to make some?


  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrot
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons half and half


Preheat your oven to 350℉. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

This recipe calls for shredded carrots and walnuts so shred the carrots first. Put the nuts in a baggie and break them into smaller pieces with a rolling pin.

Shredded carrots, oats, nuts and raisins in bowl.

Then, pull out a small bowl and help your favourite little bike rider measure out flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine and set aside.

Using a larger bowl, cream softened butter (briefly warm it in your microwave if it’s not soft enough) with brown sugar. Add an egg (cracking it is Sam’s favourite part) and vanilla. Mix until nice and creamy.

Cookie ingredients stirred in a bowl.

Pour the contents of the small bowl into the larger bowl and mix everything until well combined. Next stir in oats, carrots, walnuts and raisins. Spoon the cookie batter onto your parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes and cool. 

Cookie dough rolled into balls.

The cookies are delicious plain but, come on — live big! Cookies inspired by the flavours of carrot cake deserve a little cream cheese frosting!

Cookies drizzled with icing site on a cookie rack.

Whisk together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Slowly add half and half until frosting reaches slightly runny consistency, then drizzle over cooled cookies.

Even though these carrot cake cookies are loaded with yummy oats, carrots, walnuts and raisins, you might also say they’re loaded with love.

Article Author Stephanie Keeping
Stephanie Keeping

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Stephanie Keeping is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a superhero costume to the grocery store and take naps in your rubber boots. She hangs out at Spaceships and Laser Beams where she blogs about crafts, recipes, parties, travel and family life.

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