Carrot Cake Cookies

Everyone can take a bite of these lactose-free Carrot Cake Cookies thanks to Clover Nolac! 

Recipe by: Thando Manyoni
Time: 1 hour
Makes: 12 cookies


  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup pecan nuts
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp all spice
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • For the frosting;
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 115g lactose free cream cheese
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp Nolac milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

How To Make Carrot Cake Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Set aside
  3. Place the pecans in a food processor with ½ cup of the flour mixture and grind until the nuts a finely ground.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter with sugar.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla, and whisk for 2 minutes until well combined and lightened in colour.
  6. Add the dry ingredients, nut mixture, carrots and fold the mixture until combined.
  7. Scoop 1 ½ tablespoons of dough and place on the baking sheet. Repeat until all dough is used, leaving 2-3cm between each dough ball.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and use a round cookie cutter to round the edges of the cookies. Cool completely
  10. For the frosting; whisk the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth.
  11. Add the icing sugar and salt and whisk for 2 minutes.
  12. Add the milk and vanilla essence and whisk for another minute.
  13. Top or sandwich the cookies with the frosting and serve.

1 thought on “Carrot Cake Cookies”

  1. I am definitely gonna try this recipe the carrot cookies looks so scrumptious and tasty thanks Clover Nolac 😘

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