Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon
Show: Family Food
Print
Total:
30 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
30 cookies
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
30 cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Orange Buttercream Icing:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (or the zest of 1 large orange)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Carrot Cookies:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup carrot baby food
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (or the zest of 1 large orange) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: a 2-ounce ice cream scoop

For the buttercream icing: Cream together the butter and powdered sugar in a small bowl until light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. Mix in the zest and vanilla extract.

For the carrot cookies: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter and granulated sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and beat for 2 minutes after each addition. Mix in the carrot baby food, orange zest and vanilla extract.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat together on low speed until incorporated, 1 minute.

Using a 2-ounce ice cream scoop, drop the batter by heaping scoops onto the prepared baking sheets, 15 cookies per sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating halfway through. Transfer to a cooling rack. Frost the cookies with the buttercream icing while still warm.

Baby version: Prepare cookies according to directions above only using a 1-ounce cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon) and reducing baking time by 2 minutes. Don¿t frost with buttercream¿serve as is.

Cook's Note

Look for baby food primarily made with only 2 ingredients: carrots and water, such as Beech Nut brand.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Carrot Cake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Culinary Institute of America

Carrot Salad

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Beet and Carrot Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Young Sun Huh

Carrot and Cabbage Medley

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Ginger, Carrot and Sesame Green Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Breakfast Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Momofuku Compost Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Christina Tosi

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here