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Trader Joe’s Carrot Cake Cookies Copycat Recipe

Trader Joe’s Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

Trader Joe’s is a beloved specialty grocery store that has been providing unique and high-quality products to its customers for generations.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 312kcal


  • bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • baking sheet


For The Cookies:

  • 1 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups California Raisins
  • 3 cups shredded carrots finely chopped
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla

For The Frosting:

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two large baking sheets with oil or butter and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer in a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the California raisins and carrots.
  • Drop tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese until creamy using an electric mixer in a medium bowl. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Spread or pipe the frosting onto the cooled cookies.


  • Try using freshly grated carrots for an even more intense carrot flavor in your cookies.
  • You can also make these cookies vegan by substituting the eggs for flax or chia seeds.
  • If you like, you can add a cup of chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds to these cookies for an extra crunch.
  • Try using cream cheese frosting instead of buttercream for an even richer flavor and texture.
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