Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Cookies

Your favorite soft batch chocolate chip cookie with a fun seasonal spiced carrot “cake” twist.

Your favorite soft batch chocolate chip cookie with a fun seasonal spiced carrot cake twist. Egg free! Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

I’m not a cake-y cookie person, unless it’s a whoopie pie. And that’s a whole other topic because those kind of aren’t really cookies. I’d classify those more as cupcake tops or muffin tops. They’re spongey cakes shaped like a cookie with some kind of delectable sandwich filling. Not cookies. But I’m getting off topic here… I don’t like my real, totally actual, cookies to be cake like.

Pumpkin cookies are often extremely cake like and that’s just a bit no-no for someone who doesn’t want a cake like cookie. Which is why I made soft batch pumpkin cookies this past year. When Spring rolled around, it was my quest to make delicious non-cakey carrot “cake” cookies. I know, there’s no way getting around that name. The flavor of the cake without the texture. It’s kind of like Spring heaven in cookie form, at least if you consider spiced carrot recipes to be heavenly.

Your favorite soft batch chocolate chip cookie with a fun seasonal spiced carrot cake twist. Egg free! Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

These cookies are the perfect soft batch chocolate chip carrot “cake” cookies and bonus, egg free! If you have an egg allergy or know someone that does, this is the perfect recipe for them to whip up this Spring.

Non-cake like cookies, loaded with spiced carrot cake flavor and studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips throughout.

My kids totally got a kick out of these cookies. “Mom put CARROTS in the cookies!” And then they gobbled them up. I’m sure yours will too! Be sure to add this fun recipe to your Spring baking plans!

Your favorite soft batch chocolate chip cookie with a fun seasonal spiced carrot cake twist. Egg free! Recipe at bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Total Time: 80 minutes

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Cookies

Your favorite soft batch chocolate chip cookie with a fun seasonal spiced carrot "cake" twist.

Ingredients:

10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2C granulated sugar
1/2C light brown sugar
1/3C carrot, finely shredded
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp all spice
Pinch of ground cloves
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2C all purpose flour
1C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in finely shredded carrots, vanilla and remaining dry ingredients (reserving chocolate chips). Increase speed as needed, mixing well until no streaks remain. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill until dough is nearly firm, at least 1-2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop dough, spacing dough at least 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Press additional chocolate chips into cookie dough if desired.

Bake for 11-12 minutes or until edges. Allow cookies to rest on pan for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store cookies in an airtight container.

Baked by Rachel original

More Spring recipes to try:
Mini lemon meringue cheesecakes
Strawberry oatmeal crumb bars
Milk chocolate mud cups
Lemon shortbread tartlets
Carrot cake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting
Mini lemon lime cheesecake
Lemon sugar cookies
Lemon blueberry muffins


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47 Responses to “Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Cookies”

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 9, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Beautiful cookies, Rachel! I love that you combined carrot cake with chocolate chip cookies with an ideal texture. Yum! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

      Thanks Stacy!

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    Chichi — April 9, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I love the idea of carrot choc chip cookies. This recipe is going on my spring baking plan, most definitely.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

      Enjoy! :)

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 9, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Such amazing cookies! I love that they’re not cakey!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — April 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Say WHAT?!! Why has no one ever put chocolate chips with carrot cake before. And as a cookie. OH MY

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

      Thanks Steph :)

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — April 9, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I love soft batch cookies! These sound fantastic with the carrot cake twist!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

      Thanks Leah!

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    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — April 9, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Carrot cake cookies, yummy!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — April 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Your soft batch cookie recipes kill me! I want these NOW.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

      I knew you’d want them! :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 9, 2014 at 11:18 am

    These sound fabulous, and they look SO soft!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

      Thanks Marie!

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    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — April 9, 2014 at 11:22 am

    love these! I can’t stand cakey cookies either. If I want cake, Ill eat cake. I love my cookies soft and chewy..these sound perfect! veggies in cookies, totally something I can get behind..it makes me feel like they’re kiiiind of healthy! ;)

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

      Absolutely! Cake should be cake-y not cookies :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Om nom nom! These look so chewy and amazing!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

      Thanks Jennie!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Two of my favorites in one! These are a must try, Rachel.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

      Thanks Sally!!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — April 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I loooove carrot cake, but I’m totally with you – cakey cookies just aren’t good! These, however, look phenomenal! Great post, pinned it!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

      Thanks so much Angelyn!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — April 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    did you just combine carrot cake with chocolate chip cookies?! cause if ya did my head just exploded

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

      Mop on aisle 10! jK ;) Thanks Christine!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — April 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Carrots in cookies??? I am not scared I put carrots in lots of crazy things. These look and sound fantastic.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

      Thanks Emily!

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    JanetFCTC — April 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    What a cool idea! Besides looking like they taste fabulous, I love being able to sneak even a little more nutrition into something as decadent as a cookie.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

      Right?! Such a sneaky way to eat more veggies.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Best looking carrot cookies ever! Pinned!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

      Thanks so much Anna!

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    Medeja — April 10, 2014 at 7:16 am

    These cookies look so tempting!

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

      Thank you! :)

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    Terri/LoveandConfections — April 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

    These look so good. I’m going to have to make them.

    • Rachel — April 10th, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

      Thanks! :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Well, no egg means the batter is for eating;-) These cookies look so good, though, and I’m now dying to make them.

    • Rachel — April 11th, 2014 @ 7:26 am

      Precisely :) Of course I eat cookie dough no matter what lol

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    Danae @ reciperunner — April 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I am so excited that you shared a recipe for these cookies! I’ve been thinking about making carrot cake cookies all week. I totally agree with you that cakey cookies usually aren’t my favorite, I like mine soft but more on the chewy side. These will be perfect to put out for Easter!

    • Rachel — April 13th, 2014 @ 9:17 am

      Thanks Danae!

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    Nicole @Coco's Kitchen Lab — April 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    This is a very creative combination. My Mom loves carrot cake, I will have to keep this in mind for her.

    • Rachel — April 14th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Thanks Nicole!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — April 13, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    These combination sounds fantastic! What a great idea!

    • Rachel — April 14th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Thanks Amy!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — April 22, 2014 at 11:35 am

    killing me with the cookies posts.
    noms

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    Claire — June 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Hi, these did not seem to work for me- the batter was really crumbly even after chilled. I used margarine instead of butter, is this the problem?

    • Rachel — June 4th, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

      Margarine and butter are not interchangeable in baked goods. They have different fat properties and will give entirely different results.

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