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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017
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Ingredients

Cookies
Cream Cheese Glaze (Optional)

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt together in a medium bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tips

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 Facts

89.1 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 3.3g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 10% DV; cholesterol 15.4mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 674.4IU 14% DV; vitamin c 0.3mg 1% DV; folate 3.5mcg 1% DV; calcium 22.7mg 2% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 5.4mg 2% DV; potassium 57.8mg 2% DV; sodium 76.5mg 3% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV; added sugar 6g.