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Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies

Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies |

The sun was out today!!! Which is beyond exciting to me. I am SO ready for spring for so many reasons: warmer weather and sunshine, my husband’s graduation, and finally moving back to my hometown in North Carolina! Lots of fun things we have to look forward to in the coming months.

Since I’m not a very patient person, I’ve decided to urge Spring along by making lots of spring-time dessert recipes.

…I’m hoping it speeds up the time between now and graduation.

Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies |

Carrot cake isn’t actually one of my favorite flavors. But my husband loves it. And I can get on board with carrot cake mix— but only the kind made with teeny-tiny carrot bits and absolutely no raisins. So every year around Easter time (and my husband’s birthday sometimes), I’ll do some fiddling around with carrot cake and usually end up with a few recipes we really like.

Keep in mind if you like a chunkier carrot cake, my recipes can always be adapted to your tastes by using a different cake mix (when the recipe calls for a mix, of course) or adding extra carrot shavings/raisins/pineapple/whatever else you like in carrot cake.

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Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies

Yield: approximately 2 dozen


  • 18.25 ounce carrot cake mix (not the additional ingredients on back of box)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Mix all ingredients together just until dough forms.
  3. Scoop out cookie dough by heaping tablespoons and roll them in powdered sugar before placing on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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11 Responses to “Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies”

  1. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:56 am (#)

    These cookies are so fun Ashton!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on March 19, 2014 at 6:16 am (#)

    Love carrot cake cookies! And these are great with the crinkle factor!

  3. Charlotte Moore posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:31 am (#)

    I like carrot cake, muffins, and I am sure I would love the cookies. I have made my own cake mix a couple times so I am sure you could do it with the other carrot recipes.

    Where is your home town in North Carolina?

    • Ashton posted on March 19, 2014 at 11:04 am (#)

      Wake Forest :)

  4. Chloe @ foodlikecake posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:32 am (#)

    I love cake cookies and these are so cool!

  5. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:50 am (#)

    I have never had carrot cake in a cookie form…but I LOVE this idea! And how easy they are! Pinned!

  6. Amy | Club Narwhal posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm (#)

    Ashton, I am totally with you on baking to force spring to come :) It crept up to 40 degrees yesterday and I wanted to shout with gladness! These cookies look like the perfect treat anytime, and if they make spring come any faster, all the better!

  7. Mimi @ Culinary Couture posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm (#)

    Teeny tiny carrots and absolutely no raisins…that’s my kind of carrot cake!

  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on March 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm (#)

    I love carrot cake! Love that you turned it into a cookie!

  9. Adri posted on March 21, 2014 at 11:57 pm (#)

    Could you please tell me what brand mix you used? Thanks much in advance!

    • Ashton posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm (#)

      I added a picture of it in the links just above the recipe to help with any confusion– my favorite is Betty Crocker (but ONLY for carrot cake. Other than that, I’m a Duncan Hines junkie).