If you put a slice of carrot cake next to a slice of chocolate cake I admit that 99.9% of the time I’ll go for the chocolate slice. This is of course after carefully scrutinizing the best frosting to cake ratio option. That doesn’t mean at all that I don’t love carrot cake because I do. But I’m branching out today with these chewy carrot cake cookies. If you’re looking for cake-like cookies similar to pumpkin cookies, these are not them. They’re chewy and full of spices.
Did I lose you? Because I know chewy carrot cake cookies doesn’t exactly sound that great but they are. Really. With the help of a cake mix, these come together quickly. These aren’t the 3 ingredient cake mix cookies you’re thinking of though. We are adding plenty of the regular cookie components and goodies like cinnamon and nuts to emphasize the carrot cake part of them. The cake mix just helps us add the texture and carrot cake flavor we love.
If you want to add raisins, feel free. I’ve found that the raisin vs. non-raisin crowds out there are very opinionated so I’m going to leave that up to you.
Honestly you could just stop here. The carrot cookies alone are soft chewy and full of carrot cake flavor. But I’ve always liked a heavy dose of frosting on my carrot cake so I couldn’t leave them alone.
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