Carrot Cake Cookies

11 November 2014

Carrot Cake Cookies

A/W is all about comfort food for me. There is nothing better than cosy weekends at home with friends drinking tea, watching films and eating some lovely home baked goods and these are probably some of the cosiest, most comforting biscuits I've ever made. They have a very soft, cakey texture which combined with all the warming spices just makes them taste like a big friendly hug. It's beautifully autumnal.

For some reason it also just seems so much more socially acceptable to eat a plate of biscuits than it does to eat a whole cake to yourself so that's a good thing too (or not, depending on your point of view.)

Oh and did I mention they contain fruit and vegetables? In my eyes that basically makes them a health food. Which is another good way to justify eating even more of them. You're welcome.

I wanted these to be quite soft and cake like so I only baked them for about 15 minutes but if you want them to be a little harder and more biscuity then just add a few extra minutes in the oven, remembering that they'll harden up a bit more when they cool anyway.

What are your favourite autumn comfort foods?

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies


Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

(makes approx 12 cookies)

Ingredients

2 carrots (grated)
250g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
170g butter
1 egg
1 egg yolk
300g soft light brown sugar
50g walnuts (roughly chopped)
4 tbsp sultanas
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger

Cream the butter and sugar then whisk in the egg and egg yolk. Gradually stir in the flour, baking powder and dried spices until well combined (it should be a very sticky dough) and then add the walnuts and sultanas.

On a greased baking tray add about a teaspoon of dough and shape into rough circles, leaving at least 1.5cm between each one. Bake at 200c for around 15 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

28 comments

  1. Emma @ Fork & GoodNovember 11, 2014

    Lush! I love the rustic look of these, and anything with cinnamon / nutmeg and ginger in is instantly on my christmas baking list. Can't wait to make these, will let you know how they go

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  2. Thanks Emma! 'Rustic' has been my current favourite way of describing my baking, it really just means I'm rubbish at making it look tidy and polished! Haha. But I'm so glad you liked it, I can't wait to hear how you get on :)

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  3. These sound really delicious- I've been loving these kind of flavours recently. Biscuits are a great alternative to having a slice of cake!
    Jennifer x

    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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  4. These look amazing! Will definitely be baking these one day!

    The little things in life

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  5. Mmm these look SO good! I love how simple biscuits are to make, and these are perfect for Autumn, especially with all the spice n stuff :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  6. YUMMY! my husband really likes carrot cake so I hope he will enjoy these :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  7. If you leave a slice of the cake, it's acceptable to eat the rest ;)


    These look delicious :)


    Corinne x
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  8. These look so delicious! I reckon my kids would love these.
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  9. carrot cake is my favourite cake ever so I think these are definitely my kind of thing! Definitely going to be making these! x

    http://rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Thanks Jennifer, delicious spices and warming flavours definitely help make winter more bearable! :) x

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  11. Thank you! Please let me know what you think if you do :) x

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  12. Awhh I hope so, I thought they were a nice change, let me know what you think! xx

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  13. I love this theory! You are a woman after my own heart Corinne x

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  14. Carrot cake is the best! It's such a good all rounder as a cake, let me know what you think if you do manage to try these :) x

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  15. Thanks Amber, I just fancied something a little different :) x

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  17. These sound so good, Hannah! At this time of year, I love crumbles and basically, anything with cranberries in them. Those sorts of things get my vote!x

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  18. Goodness me these look incredible!! I've been looking for some delicious food to make to add to my christmas hampers, this is perfect! Thanks for the recipe. :) x

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  19. Ohhh I love carrot cake, I've never thought of making cookie versions! Definitely going to give this a go :) they look delicious!

    Hazel xx

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  20. Crumbles are the best, in mid September I went through a phase of wanting one every couple of days but it started to get out of hand :') haha. Autumn food is just so exciting! x

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  21. Awh thank you, that's lovely. I love christmas hampers, let me know how they go down ;) x

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  22. Haha it was such a strange impulsive idea to make them but it turned out much better than I'd hoped! I'd love to see how you get on if you do make them :) x

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  23. That's a very good point about it being acceptable to eat tons of biscuits, I'd better start swapping cake for those! I've never had carrot cookies before but sounds like such a good idea!

    Kirsty | A Dash of Ginger

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  24. These look so good! I always love making carrot cake but then I am left with sooo much left over and it's hard to give away, these are perfect as I can dish them out to the fam! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  25. These look so yummy! Going to add this recipe to my collection ❤️
    Loves! Kirstie Xx.
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  26. No I'd never had them, my brain just decided in the middle of the night that it would probably work and luckily it did! Good job tired me! And I HOPE it's acceptable to eat a ton of biscuits, if not it's much too late for me...x

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  27. Awhh I'm glad you like it, that was my thinking exactly! It's so hard to eat up a whole cake when there's not a lot of people around but biscuits are great to share around and they last a good few days as well :) x

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  28. Totally with you on it being more acceptable to eat a plate of biscuits than one of cake.. Plus, these have carrot in, so practically health food, yes?! Thanks for linking to #festivefoodfriday!

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