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Healthier Carrot Cake Cookies

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These Carrot Cake Cookies are deliciously soft + full of those classic carrot cake flavors I know you came looking for. Made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and less added sugar than traditional cookie recipes, these cookies are topped with optional (but highly recommended) cream cheese frosting for a little added yum. 

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cuisine

american

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course

dessert

yield

12 cookies

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Finely shred carrots.

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In a large bowl, add the grated carrot, applesauce, egg, maple syrup/honey, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla.

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Whisk until combined.

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Whisk in the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder.

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Add the oats, flour, and nuts (if using).

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Stir with a spatula or large spoon until the dry ingredients are incorporated. 

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Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the dough onto the baking sheet, making medium-sized cookies.

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Use the back of the spoon to gently tap down the cookies a bit so that they don’t cook in a mound and are easier to frost.

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In a preheated oven bake until lightly golden brown around the edges and dry-looking in the center. Allow cookies to cool fully before decorating with icing (if using).

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Swipe up if you want to use cream cheese frosting on these. I've got step by step instructions waiting for you!

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ENJOY!

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