Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

For the Cookies:
  • 2 cups Almond Meal
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Shredded Carrots, Squeezed of excess water
For the "Cream Cheese" Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup Raw Unsalted Cashews, Soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Combine the almond meal, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the egg, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a small bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just incorporated.
  5. Fold in the carrots until combined.
  6. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the batter onto the baking sheet into a cookie/disc shape.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes, remove and let cool 1 minute (cookies will be soft upon removing from oven but will firm up as they cool) on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. As the cookies cool, prepare the “cream cheese” frosting by draining the cashews and placing them in a food processor with the other frosting ingredients.
  9. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary, about 5-7 minutes.
  10. Spread the frosting on the tops of each cookie once cooled.
  11. Store cookies in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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Author: Gina Matsoukas
Recipe Yields: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 75 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 87 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 182
Calories 282

% Daily Value*
35%
Total Fat 23g
34%
  Saturated Fat 7g
2%
Sodium 56mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 7g
13%
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Gina Matsoukas

About Gina

We love the spirit you find on Gina's blog, Running to the Kitchen. Fun, fresh, seasonal, and whole food ingredients - gotta love that! She's having fun experimenting with us as our Paleo Dessert fanatic!