Carrot Cake Cookies
Sweet, juicy carrots are ideal for tender cakes, but their moisture hampered our quest for a chewy cookie.
Why This Recipe Works
While we love the sugary sweetness, vibrant color, and crisp bite of a carrot, we discovered that this vegetable’s moisture content impeded our quest for the perfect carrot cake cookie. The excess moisture resulted in dense, unappealing cookies with little rise. Luckily, all that moisture was not a deal breaker. Armed with a box grater, a dish towel, and some elbow grease, we were able to quickly solve the problem. We also wanted a creamy, lump-free frosting to top our cookies. The key was making a smooth butter mixture before adding the cream cheese. We used a stand mixer to thoroughly mix the softened butter and confectioners’ sugar before adding pieces of softened cream cheese.