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Carrot Cookies with Orange Glaze

March 13, 2015 (Last Updated: October 11, 2020)

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Carrot Cookies with Orange Glaze

I seem to be on a new kick….a new cookie kick that is!  First the Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies, now Carrot Cookies with Orange Glaze!  The carrot cookies aren’t actually something new, but this is the first time I have ever made them.

This recipe comes from my mom. It has lived in her recipe file forever.  Mom made these often when we were kids so anytime I eat them, it just takes me back.

Carrot cookies with a striped glaze over the cookies.

When you think about carrot in a dessert, you probably think about carrot cake.  These are nothing like that!  You can see the little carrot pieces in the cookies, but unless you know what’s in there, you will never be able to say, “Hey, did you put carrots in these cookies?”

Nope.  Most people think it’s oranges.  Or even funnier, they think it’s lemon, even though it’s orange!  You can identify a citrus flavor so most people just assume it must be lemon.My mom’s recipe had shortening, so I decided to change it up a bit and use butter.  Since butter has less fat and more water than shortening, I added a bit more flour to help keep the texture.  Butter spreads quickly, so I also decided to refrigerate the dough before baking.

Balls of cookie dough on a baking sheet.

This worked!  However, I would suggest putting the dough back into the fridge between each batch.  The picture below shows the first batch and the last batch.  The cookie spread out quite a bit in the last batch.  I did not throw the bowl of dough back in the fridge, but will do that in the future.

Two carrot cookies on a baking rack.

Other great dessert recipes:

A carrot cookie on a colorful blue flowered napkin.


A baking rack filled with rows of cookies with a drizzled glaze.

Carrot Cookies with Orange Glaze

Cookies made with carrots and glazed with an orange glaze.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 53 mins
Course Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 108 kcal


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup Cooked (Mashed Carrots)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 2 Tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange rind


  • Mix flour and baking powder together. Set aside
  • In a mixer, blend butter and sugar together.
  • Add vanilla and egg. Mix
  • Add carrots. Mix
  • Blend in flour mixture.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 min.
  • Use a scoop and scoop small balls onto greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Mix glaze and drizzle over cooled cookies.


Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 36mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 185IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.4mg
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    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    March 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I love carrot cake – so why not carrot cookies? And that glaze sounds delicious! YUM! 🙂

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