The gym has the perfect amount of noise for reading.

Sometimes at home it’s just too quiet.  And then I can hear myself breathe, which then makes me imagine all of the respiratory diseases that could potentially be lurking within my pleural cavity.  (This also explains why I can’t run without my iPod.  It’s not the music that I need, it’s the inability to hear myself huffing and puffing around Central Park.)  Non-ideal.

Or it could be too loud.  Roommates fighting with boyfriends or watching Glee at record-breaking decibels.  And then, of course, there’s the huge crane that’s lurking increasingly dangerously close to my window, and which unnerves me to no end.

But the gym?  The gym has the whir of treadmills and the whiz of stationary bikes, all of which are perfectly boring and ignorable noises that distract me from trying to measure my lung capacity as I pedal along.


That is, until yesterday when the man at the bike next to me spent the entire 20 minutes of his workout yelling into his cell phone.

Which he then followed up with four minutes of trying to hit on me.

(Note to my male readers.  Screaming at your coworkers or employees or wife on a cell phone at the gym is not attractive.  It will not cause me to want to sleep with you. I promise.)

(Especially if it’s your wife.)


“Don’t you find it hard to read while you exercise?”

That was his opening line.  I wanted to reply not until you got here.

But I didn’t.

I have class.

Instead I think I said something about how it distracts me from the pain.  Quick smile.  Then back to reading.

He did not take the hint.  He proceeded to ask me about what I did, where I went to college.  And then, upon hearing that I’m a medical student, tried to convince me to go into dermatology because then I’ll make more money.

I think it was after this that he realized he’d blown his chance.  Because while I can control my voice and the words that come out of my mouth, my disdaining eyes are completely autonomous.  I don’t even want to know the disgusted look I shot him.  I’m sure it was ugly.

All I know is that almost directly after that, he wished me luck.  And moved to another machine across the room.

Joanne: 1, Obnoxious Annoying Skeevy Men: 0


Now. If he had tried to chat me up about cookies or cakes or whether an oven really needs to be at 500 degrees in order to make a good pizza.  That would have been a different story.

And if he had offered me one of these cookies?  There might have been a marriage proposal. On the spot.

That’s how good they are.

These are another one of the desserts I made for the little dinner party that I cohosted last weekend.  And they were insane. I came thisclose to not even bringing them because they were so good I wanted to hoard them and eat them all myself.

The combination of ginger and vanilla and carrot is just so utterly addictive that you’re going to find it hard to eat just one.  In fact, I’m pretty sure everyone at the party had two.  At least.

I’m posting them now because I think they’d make for the perfect Father’s Day present. Especially if you’re interested in winning Daughter/Son of the Year.  With these in tow?  It’s in the bag.


Carrot Cake Cookies
Makes 18, adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies

For the frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
5 tbsp butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

For the cookies:
1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup), melted
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
3/4 cup AP flour
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup packed, finely grated carrots
1/3 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Make filling – combine cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until well-combined and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.  Mix in vanilla.  Gradually beat in confectioner’s sugar until totally incorporated.  Increase the speed and beat until smooth.  Mix in lemon juice.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2. In the meantime, whisk together butter, sugars, and egg yolk in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger and salt.  Add flour mixture to butter.  Stir until combined.  Mix in oats, carrots, and raisins.

3. Drop dough by level tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets.  Flatten with the palm of your hand.  Bake until the edges are crisp, rotating baking sheets halfway through, 15 to 18 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

4. Try to pair up cookies according to size so that they approximately match each other.  Flip one of each pair over, bottom side up.  Dollop out the cream cheese frosting or pipe onto each flipped over cookie.  Top with remaining cookie and press gently to spread the filling to the edges.  Serve immediately.

I am submitting these to Weekend Herb Blogging, which is being hosted this week by Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen.


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122 Responses to Carrot Cake Cookies

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  2. Glad to hear you’re able to deflect the creeps. Thanks for the reminder for father’s day. Dads always love cookies (or baklava in my case!)

  3. These look super tasty! I’ve been a fan of carrot cake since I was a little kid and will get my fix in any form I can. But gosh darn it… these look freakin’ good!

  4. marla says:

    OMG….Joanne these carrot cake cookies are amazing! I would munch on them warm & dripping with gobs of that frosting. Sorry to hear about that ridiculous guy at the gym.

  5. Do you have any idea how much i love carrot cake? I mean seriously, it is my top two favorite cakes that and strawberry ambrosia cake from my favorite bakery. Oh your cookies look so goood! This prego girl needs one- NO – the WHOLE pan of them NOW!

  6. Simply Life says:

    wow! i’ve never seen anything like this! they look incredible!

  7. bellini says:

    Carrot cake has always been a fvourite with luscious creamed cheese icing. These are a winner. Joanne’s Awesome baking ability:1
    skeevy old fart:0

  8. jenna laughs says:

    “And then I can hear myself breathe, which then makes me imagine all of the respiratory diseases that could potentially be lurking within my pleural cavity.” hahaha! This must be what it’s like to be in med school. So funny! And these carrot cake cookies are brilliant and lovely.

  9. These look amazing! The cookies look awesome on their own, but then you add that fabulous filling…that puts these over the top. I love the comment about if sketchy guy had offered you one of these cookies, there may have been a marriage proposal on the spot. Ha, awesome. I feel the same way! 🙂

  10. Kim says:

    When I was a kid, my mom used to make these lace cookies with oats. And we’d slather chocolate in the middle to completely overrule any small amount of healthiness they might have had. These look JUST like them, only better… Must. Have. Now.

  11. My brother loves carrot cake and I can’t wait to make these for him

  12. Jeremy says:

    Can’t think which I’m more excited about, the recipe or a new-to-me word that is almost perfect, onomatopoeically speaking.

  13. I can’t stand when people are on their cells at the gym! There is a guy who comes to bootcamp now that breathes so loudly I can hardly think! Sandwich cookies are love.

  14. Nina says:

    Joanne, yum! Anyway I can get carrot cake, I’ll take it! GREAT idea for father’s day….and ewww on the gym dude! xo

  15. Taylor says:

    Aren’t those guys the worst?! I want one of these cookies for breakfast right. now. That frosting with the specks of vanilla is killing me!! YUM!

  16. Lisa says:

    Oh I love these cookies! Thanks for the reminder to make them. Yum.

  17. I’ve made those before and they are like having a little bite of carrot cake, but very hard to stop at a couple. Yours look amazing!

  18. Joanne says:

    It’s just not fair, I tell you, it’s not fair that I can’t reach right into the screen and help myself to one of these amazing pieces of culinary art!

  19. “I’m pretty sure everyone at the party had two.”
    One cookie sandwich has two cookies:) These are great, we can give ourselves a limit and in reality we can have double the amount:)

  20. Adrienne says:

    I wonder sometimes what guys are thinking when they talk to me. I especially love it when people yell at me from their cars when I’m running outside. Oh yes sir your catcalls are so enticing I’m going to run up alongside you and hop right in.
    Btw the cookies look delish. Me and carrot cake are BFF 😀

  21. Johanna GGG says:

    What a delicious and clever idea – the cookies! They definitely look like marriage proposal stuff – and yelling into a cell phone definitely doesn’t do anyone any favours – why do people seem to think that talking on a phone in public makes them invisible to all around them?

  22. Wow, carrot cake in a cookie??? That is too dangerous.

    Alas, this year’s triathlon coach is really gung ho and wants us to give up sugar! For 11 weeks! Except for birthday cake. I’m going to be camping in the Grand Canyon on my birthday. So…no cake.

  23. Candace says:

    Carrot Cake is David’s favorite. I love the idea of making it into cookies. We are having a “Dads and Grads” party this weekend and these will be perfect!!

  24. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, All I can say is some men are utterly disgraceful!!! They just have no shame!
    Anyway, the cookies sound divine! I love carrot cake and I am sure these would be a hit. Have a great and blessed day. Catherine xo

  25. Kim says:

    I love that the cookies have oats in them, which I’m sure only helps to make them extra delicious and chewy and that frosting….loving those specks of vanilla. Speaking of which, I really want to try working with that new vanilla paste. I’m pretty sure I could open the jar and huff it.

    And, I really can’t refuse commenting on skeevy men at the gym. Men seem to get worse with age. My girlfriend and I were laughing last night because the old men were standing on a balcony at the gym which overlooks the pool area. They were checking out the grandmas doing a water class in the pool below. Totally obvious staring. Nothing like having a perverted audience while you work out.

  26. brandi says:

    good job dealing with the creepo 🙂

    these look insanely good – love seeing those vanilla bean specks!

  27. Claudie says:

    Oh my. So glad you managed to put that guy into his right place. I just find it so disrespectful to have someone talk (let’s not mention scream) on the phone in the gym. I can understand a min or two, but after that: Dude, you are there to workout! And then he tells you to go in a specific field to win more money? Gosh. Please tell me he was at least slightly cute to offset the fact he is a loser.

    As for the cookies: I love carrot cake. I don’t know why, but I really do. So when I read in the title “carrot cake cookies”, I knew I’d love the recipe too. Now that I see the pictures too, I am 100% certain. They look amazing! Will make!

  28. SnoWhite says:

    Joanne, this is amazing. And, what’s not to love about eating veggies in dessert?!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Ew. I have several skeevy guys at the gym. One decided to show me the bruise near his groin where they inserted some stent or something and then later told me he is considering raising llamas. The other started doing yoga in the unused yoga room where I was also doing yoga and now he comes every day at that same time so I went to the second floor and magically he came up there too. He wears a headband and has bug eyes.
    I need a carrot cake cookie to take my mind off the skeeviness now.


  30. polwig says:

    I made these Martha Stewart cookies before and they were gone in seconds,so yummy.
    As for running/biking inside; WHY? isn’t it warm enough in NY yet, it is June for crying out loud

  31. girlichef says:

    especially if it’s his wife…ha ha ha. These do look awesome. I’m a sucker for anything flecked with vanilla bean, anyway…but I really wish I had some of these. And uh, I totally can’t read while exercising. I think it’s an equilibrium thing or something…

  32. Sometimes I really think I could have written your posts. I literally have no control over how my face shows exactly what I’m thinking. It’s not attractive.

    These cookies, however? So deliciously sexy. I want them ASAP.

  33. Desi says:

    What a beauty! I love carrot cake, I know I would love the cookie version. Genius!

  34. Desi says:

    What a pretty sight! I love carrot cake, so I know I would love the cookie version. Genuis!

  35. Omg ,somethn similr happnd to me @ gym last week and that too without any machine by the side and with the ipod blasting @my ears and i discovered i was being watched all along.
    Worst parts i have to and love gng early morn and can barely change my timing:-(
    and creepy aint the word!

    And i loveee to read @ d gym too , only on d cycle though and watch videos on the ipod when i aint reading , do that on the treadmill too :-)))
    A run @ central park sounds soo good though!
    And these carrot cookies seem everything u have to say about them in high praise and more :-)))
    M drooling !
    dat too at a point when my high metabolism diet aint wrking and i realiz i need to go to the prev one 🙂
    And i have had enough of chocolate for today!
    Am off for some hiphop and jazz now but will catch u sooonn and i sure hope i bump into u with a tin full of these cookies (presuming u will have another party and bake these again )

  36. I’ve always drooled over these cookies on the MS website and wondered if I’d have the self-control not to eat them all. I don’t think I would.

    I can just imagine the disdainful look you shot that guy at the gym. You’re much nicer than I am. I think I would have been glaring at him from sentence one.

  37. Michelle says:

    You are so funny, Joanne! I have the same problem. I can hold my tongue and speak politely, but my eyes give my true feelings away. They seem to roll, glare, assume stink eye position all on their own.

    Great looking cookies! The texture looks amazing.

  38. Nice! These cookies look great. And now if I can figure out how to get my Kitchen Aid to grate the carrots for me . . . (I know there has to be a way, ’cause there’s a will)

  39. daphne says:

    Joanne! GENIUS! who wants carrot cake when one can have cookies instead?

  40. Toni says:

    That’s one of the reasons why I am not so much a fan of the gym. If I wanted to be social while working out, I would invite a friend to go with me. if I’m going to be huffing, puffing, and sweating I’d much rather do it solo.

  41. Veronica says:

    Your carrot cake cookies look SO good! I love how you can almost tell by looking that the cookies are chewy and not cake-like, which I love (the chew, not the cake…at least in a cookie).

  42. The music in my gym is so loud it’s impossible to even have a decent conversation. But, after hearing about the obnoxious annoying skeevy man conversation, I’m kinda glad I can’t hear anything out there!

    Carrot cookies, what a brilliant idea!

    Camila F.

  43. When I was young(er) and someone tried to hit on me, I pretended to speak a foreign language–a slavic sort of language. It usually worked especially if, while “speaking” I cast my eyes all over the offender’s body with an “ugh” sort of look. I think it’s the pharmacist that makes a lot of money off of the practice of dermatology–you know–if this cream doesn’t work, let’s try this one…..!

    Love the completely healthy and good for you cookies.


  44. Anonymous says:

    These look amazing! One question though…can the cookie dough be made up ahead of time and frozen until ready to bake?

  45. Megan says:

    These look fabulous. There’s a version in Baked Explorations that I almost made around Easter, but I went with carrot scones instead.

    I don’t miss the days of skeevy guys at the gym back when I was single.

  46. Gosh Joanne!! This looks awesome 😀 Cant help drooling! 😀

  47. That Girl says:

    I used to do so much of my school reading at the gym. Now it’s where I do my google reading!

  48. Haha, well at least creepy gym dude kept you enteretained at the gym and gave you fodder for your blog 😉

    These look so good…I love carrot cake and cream cheese frosting! You’ve been posting so much I can’t keep up with my comments! I don’t know how you find the time with everything you do…seriously impressive.

  49. I would have had a LOT more to say than you did…especially knowing his wife was on the phone! Amazing.

    Oh, and the cookies look great 😉 LOVE carrot cake.

  50. Lora says:

    Those look deliciously healthy. If that guy at the gym knew you could make these, he probably would have followed you home.

  51. Ben says:

    Your writing always makes me laugh and your food makes me hungry. I just love your blog. LOL 🙂

  52. Katy says:

    oh. my. gosh. i couldn’t tell if that was ice cream or frosting on the inside, and frosting is clearly the superior choice! these look INCREDIBLE!

  53. Mary says:

    Guys like this just make it easier to identify the prince when he comes along :-). Your cookies sound delicious. Have a great day, Joanne. Blessings…Mary

  54. Nicole says:

    Definitely looks great! Might also have to pass on this recipe to a friend who only uses her food processor for carrot cake! And about the gym – always wear headphones… it doesn’t need to be playing music, but u can always pretend it is!

  55. Oh those creepy gym guys…there’s at least one in every gym. Love the cookies.

  56. tigerfish says:

    Yup! Definitely not easy to read while on the treadmill. I tried to, sometimes, with a magazine, and it always ends up that (single)page in front of me from start to finish on the treadmill. :O

    Love your twist on carrot cake with the cookies!

  57. Mo'Betta says:

    These cookies are kinda making me want to marry you. Or maybe adopt you – that sounds less creepy. Sort of. Forget it, love the cookies! My Dad loves carrot cake, so I may have to make these this weekend!

  58. Nicole, RD says:

    I love the story about the dude at the gym…hilarious. And about Glee being blasted at crazy volumes. 🙂

    These look pretty much irresistible, which is most certainly why I’m making them stat!

  59. Mmmm, these look much yummier than the whole grain peanut butter crackers and fruit salad I’m eating as a snack right now.

  60. Ok, I’ll have to add “annoying skeevy men” to the list of 1,000 reasons I don’t belong to a gym. Up to 1,001 now. I’d rather stay home and eat these cookies.

    Cheers! Donna

  61. Caronae says:

    As always, these look excellent. But your verbal description really sold me on them! I have been craving a lot of sugar lately and this post made me want to pop out to the patisserie right this second. I’m pretty sure they’re probably closed right now though. I actually had something similar today! It was two cookies with chocolate cream sandwiched in the middle. It was the best cream I have ever had. I seriously am so unbelievably excited about eating my way through Provence. I am going to try everything while I’m here. I’ll have to do a compilation post on all the desserts I’ve had! It’s true love. It really is.

  62. Pam says:

    I read while exercising too but I do it because I LOVE to read and I DISLIKE exercise… it kind of balances out that way. 🙂 The guy sounds like a total jerk/dork.

    These cookies have officially been bookmarked – could a treat get any better?

  63. Men will remain men. I m glad that you were able to tame those creeps 🙂 These cookies look AMAZING. I love carrot cake. Including the flavors in cookies look simple & quick as compared to making the whole cake.

  64. vanillasugar says:

    i hate walking.
    i love lifting weights though.
    running? hell no.
    eating cookies? hell yes.
    these are perfect! and you can eat a ton of these because you run like 50 miles a day or something wild like that

  65. Natalie says:

    I’ve been trying to tell myself to cut back on the desserts (seeing how I have 3 kinds of ice cream in my freezer right now, not really happening…). at least these have carrots, making them totally allowable, right?

  66. Kristen says:

    Good for you, Joanne. Withering looks are a girl’s best weapon sometimes.

    Cookies look amazing.

  67. Ruth Daniels says:

    OMG!!! They were sooooo good! I actually (because I know we have zero will power) just made the cookies – no filling and they were amazing.

  68. thick headed men should have to wear bracelets letting you know their status. Love these cookies! Can’t wait to try them!

  69. GOsh darn it girl those look wicked.

  70. Wow, These look so incredible! I can see why you thought of not taking them! I am most definitely going to make them!
    Great story of skeevy gym guy! Love it! People can be such idiots! I have a similar look that my friends just call “the face”. Like you I don’t even want to know what it really looks like! But it works! Thanks for the laugh and recipe!

  71. OohLookBel says:

    Awww, YUM! These have zoomed to the top of the ‘make now’ list, because carrots are good for you, and so is buttercream!

  72. They look so delicious and beautifully baked !

  73. Carrot cake cookies? This is genius my dear! Wow whoopie pies gone wild!

  74. you’re such a genius! seriously! carrot cake cookies! genius!

    hmmm…i cant read in gym, i dunno why, maybe i get distracted by everybody’s tight shorts…and sweaty backs…bulging muscles…ahem! ^_^

  75. Who interupts someone when they’re reading a book? Especially after the first question was answered and you went back to reading it? Men are hilarious!
    These look amazing Joanne! Love cream cheese frosting

  76. Reeni says:

    I made these once – not the same recipe – and they were a complete failure. These are pure heaven! I am SO making them. And soon!

  77. elly says:

    I’ve had these cookies saved for an absolute eternity, so thanks for the reminder. Maybe I’ll finally get around to making them soon.

  78. Angela says:

    Wow…you deserve a dozen cookies after that trip to the gym! They do look yummy.

  79. Hate the gym, love these cookies!

  80. Amy says:

    Look at it this way – you’re just too hot to leave alone. He couldn’t help himself! 😀 God, people on their cell phones or women wearing a pound of make-up on their face. At the gym. GAH.

    I’m printing this one out, Joanne. Those pictures? And your description? I want to chew off my arm.

    Sorry I’m so late to the party today. It was a looong and grueling one.

  81. Love that these are fun cookie shapes instead of boring squares of cake!

  82. Little Inbox says:

    Heard a lot of carrot cake, but just the first time seeing carrot cake cookies. LOL!

  83. Oh my! I’ve been missing your post while I was away! Gym is a great place for an anthropological study of human behaviour…
    These gingery carrot cookies are pure temptation!

  84. Beth says:

    I love all your recipes, but the real reason I keep coming back is to read your wonderful stories. Love it!

  85. I’m not too good at reading at the gym…I get distracted from people watching, hah! Looks like that guy was watching you a little too close!

    These cookies look amazing! Carrot cake is my fav, especially with a double dose of cream cheese icing.

  86. Can’t wait to try these…they’re PERFECT looking. And maybe my kids won’t know there’s carrots in em. Win. Win.

  87. Joanne, those carrot cake sandwich cookies look phenomenal! I am going to bake them too!

  88. When I am forced to run next to someone who’s talking obnoxiously loud on their phones next to me, I find it perfectly acceptable to start commenting loudly back about the conversation they’re having. EXAMPLE: If the girlm next to me wants me to hear that she thinks her best friend is a bitch, I’m happy to throw in my opinion that it’s probably because her best friend is better looking and more desired by men when they go out at night. Stuff like that usually moves them along pronto.

  89. I think we have very similar taste in food too! =D These look so so good — I’m actually about to make carrot cake cupcakes for an order — what a coincidence!

  90. sra says:

    Carrot cake cookies – why didn’t I ever even imagine those? They look really good.

    I read on the stationary cycle, the one with the backrest. I now am reading a 700-page paperback which is not amenable to reading in such constrained circumstances so gym time is shorter now 😉 I have another 150 pages to go, can’t wait to finish so I can find another book that’s conducive to being read on the cycle!

  91. kankana says:

    I just hate when people come to gym for anything but to workout! Two days back i went to the gym in the evening ..BIG mistake and there I see a guy walking on the treadmill at 0.5 speed an then stopping in between talking over the phone.. yes you heard me correct. I was so MAD at him… would have punched him if hubby was not around. He was watching TV. And here I was waiting to run.

    Anyways, talking of food and this recipe, I love carrots and this looks delicious 🙂

  92. Hannah says:

    Those vanilla bean flecks in the filling alone have got my mouth watering! Oh, man does that ever look good. As if I need another sweet treat to crave!

  93. Oh I canNOT wait to try these babies out. Party in my mouth!

  94. Carolyn Jung says:

    I don’t know what I enjoyed more — the look of these bodaciously wonderful cookies OR the sorry story of the guy who chose the wrong woman to hit on. LOL

  95. Eliana says:

    Well, I have no problems dishing out marriage proposals. So if you offer me one of these cookies, I’m game. They look freakin amazing!

  96. Lori says:

    Ha, ha! Oh how I wish you would have used that first line. I’d still have thought you had kickass class! I hear you on the eyes and looks. I can be pretty vicious with mine. These cookies look so great. My hubs and my dad would love them!

  97. Tammy says:

    OMG- I am at a loss of words right now. Awesome post! Martha Stewart is the just the best. Great post, Joanne! 🙂


  98. Kerstin says:

    Ugh, that’s so annoying and why I always wear headphones at the gym, even if my battery on my ipod has died, haha.

    These look amazing, I love carrot cake in any form!

  99. Cara says:

    You know, my brother is moving to NY in two weeks (Astoria, to be exact.) All the more reason for me to be in NYC, and attend a dinner party with you, to snag some of your cookies!

  100. Maria says:

    Great recipe Joanne! I’ve been craving carrot cake lately, but I might just try these cookies instead!

  101. Winnie says:

    Your cookies look delicious Joanne…thanks for submitting them to WHB!

  102. Shannon says:

    i can’t keep up with posts lately, but i’m glad i saw these, because i want one. now if only you had shipped one up here 🙂 i can’t hide things with my eyes, either!!

  103. Those cookies look amazing.
    Skeevy men at the gym get a big thumbs down. My facial expressions are not under control in those situations either.

  104. JulieD says:

    These look amazing! Thanks for posting this. I love a good carrot cake cupcake, I might just have to make these!

  105. grace says:

    oh joanne, these are terrific! any time i see specks of vanilla bean in something, i get excited. nice work!

  106. That is a funny story, you surely knock him out!
    Now these cookies are right up my alley, love carrots and cream cheese frosting, this is the perfect carrot cake in a cookie format!

  107. These look like little bites of heaven. Good job winning over obnoxious skeevy gym guy. 😉

  108. Eewwww creepy gym guys. These look and sound amazing. I bid on them at the Keep It Sweet bake sale 🙂

  109. I totally know what you mean about not being able to read in silence. Especially if I’m studying, every little sound would drive me crazy. I much prefer noise that I can just drown out. These carrot cake cookies look delicious! Can’t go wrong with carrot cake and cream cheese frosting.

  110. Anonymous says:

    Made these this past weekend. They were a HUGE hit. I left out the raisins (due to husbandly preferences) and in the icing, I halved the butter and the sugar, and it was still delicious.

  111. Anonymous says:

    Hi there, these look and sound amazing. I was wondering, does it make lots of difference using unsalted butter as opposed to salter? I love to bake but am not as much of a connoisseur as you and many of your readers are. Can you help me out? Thanks so much!

  112. tea says:

    my family lost their minds over this cookie! i myself have never liked the texture of carrot cake, but in this incarnation i could eat it aaaaall day. left out the raisins and put a tad more oats in, recipe still worked a charm.

  113. Anonymous says:

    am I the only one who doesn’t know what AP flour is? Am I overthinking it?

  114. tanya says:

    What’s confectioners sugar? I live in Aus and am dying to try those cookies. They look amazing 🙂

  115. Anonymous says:

    fellow anonymous; ap = all purpose = plain flour 🙂

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  120. ohmygah these look INCREDIBLE! need to get them in my life/belly ASAP. Thanks for sharing! xox

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