Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

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From: EatingWell.com, November 2017

A quick stir-in of grated carrots not only makes these easy drop cookies reminiscent of spicy carrot cake, it also adds sweetness and keeps these cakey cookies moist. A drizzle of cream cheese frosting on top finishes off these better-for-you goodies perfectly.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • Cookies
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup grated carrots
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • Cream Cheese Glaze (Optional)
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, at room temperature (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons low-fat milk (optional)

Preparation

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  1. To prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt together in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla together in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture, oats, carrots and raisins and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Drop level tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, making 12 cookies per batch.
  4. Bake until the cookies are golden brown on the bottom, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. To prepare cream cheese glaze: If desired, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in a mini food processor; process until smooth, adding up to 1 tablespoon more milk, if needed, to achieve a thick glaze consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies.
  • To make ahead: Store unglazed cookies airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days; store glazed cookies in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Per serving: 89 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 674 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 23 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 76 mg sodium; 58 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate, ½ starch

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