Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Moist cookies filled with coconut, oats, walnuts and carrot! The perfect cookie for spring!Moist cookies filled with coconut, oats, walnuts and carrot! The perfect cookie for spring!

It’s that time again…Mystery Dish time!

I seriously love this challenge. It has made me grow so much as a cook and baker and blogger. Every time we get a new set of ingredients for the month, I get really excited and start thinking of all the possible combinations and recipes.

Moist cookies filled with coconut, oats, walnuts and carrot! The perfect cookie for spring!

This month, Kat from I Want Crazy picked the ingredients. She chose:

  • Boxed Cake Mix
  • Peeps
  • Oats
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Wine
  • Shallots
  • Coconut
  • Shrimp
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Kiwi
  • Dried Fruit
  • Cinnamon

And she told us we had to use at least three of the ingredients!

The first thing that stuck out to me was the coconut and the shrimp. I thought coconut shrimp with a dipping sauce would be fabulous!

But then I bought the shrimp and like, 5 days passed and I came up with every reason possible to NOT make coconut shrimp. I always do that! Whenever I think a recipe sounds too hard to make, I put it off for days. Eventually the shrimp went bad and I threw it out! #failMoist cookies filled with coconut, oats, walnuts and carrot! The perfect cookie for spring!Okaaaaay…moving on to option #2 – COOKIES!! I paired up oats, cinnamon and coconut to make some cookies. And with Easter around the corner, why not throw some carrot in there too?!

Cookies are so fun to take pictures of! I get giddy when I make a batch knowing I get to take pictures of them. These carrot cookies are super moist and cinnamony (is that a word??). They’re not the world’s sweetest cookie, which is nice actually. My husband preferred them without any glaze. I liked them with a little drizzle. My kids?? They wanted to dunk it in the glaze like milk, haha!

Get ready for next month my friends, because this lady is in charge of the mystery ingredients! ;) I can’t wait!

Moist cookies filled with coconut, oats, walnuts and carrot! The perfect cookie for spring!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
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Delicious cookies with carrot, coconut and walnuts.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: approx. 4 dozen cookies
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup quick oats (not instant)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil (or 2 sticks butter, softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrot (3-4 carrots)
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon and oats. Mix well and set aside.
  2. With a mixer, beat together sugars and coconut oil in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add carrots, coconut and walnuts; blend until combined. Batter will be a lumpy.
  4. Add flour mixture and blend at a low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 13-15 minutes. Watch them so they don't brown too much! Immediately transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
  6. If you want your cookies a little sweeter, blend a small amount of powdered sugar with a small amount of milk in a bowl. Add milk or powdered sugar until to the perfect consistency you like. Drizzle it over the cookies and serve. Enjoy!
*or you can use 2½ cups all-purpose flour, if desired.

Check out what my mystery dish friends made this month:

March Mystery Dish

1.Coconut Shrimp with Thai Chili Ginger Sauce by Joyful Healthy Eats

2.Sangria Poached Pears by Baking a Moment

3.Baked Mini Carrot Cake Donuts by Culinary Couture Blog

4.Funfetti Cookies with Peeps Marshmallow Frosting by I Dig Pinterest

5.Carrot Oatmeal Cookies by Yummy Healthy Easy

6.Gooey Oatmeal Cranberry Bars by I Want Crazy

7.Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookies by Blahnik Baker

8.Chocolate Almond Date Balls by The Well Floured Kitchen

9.Tropical Kiwi Fruit Muffins by The Pajama Chef

10.Nesting Peeps Cupcakes by The Dessert Chronicles

11.Carrot Cake Cookies by Chez CateyLou

Other Mystery Dish Recipes:

Pesto Pita Bread Pizza – February Mystery DishThese Easy Pesto Pita Bread Pizzas use pita bread as the crusts and are spread with pesto and topped with veggies. Delicious and healthy lunch, dinner or snack!Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes – January Mystery DishRed Velvet Cupcakes with a secret ingredient - BEETS! They are moist, decadent and a bit healthier, too!Healthy Granola Parfait – December Mystery DishHealthy-Granola-Parfait.jpg


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      I’m glad I didn’t do the shrimp because Krista did and her pics were so gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this month, Kat! I had so much fun!

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    Cookies > Shrimp anyway! These look delicious! We were totally on the same page this month. I love the oats in your cookies – yum! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for us next month!

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      I know, right Cate?! Cookies beat out everything! I can’t wait to host next month, woot woot! LOVED your cookies this month!!

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      Thanks Meriem!! I’m sort of embarrassingly excited about hosting next month! ;) I love this challenge! Have a great week!!

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    Charlotte Moore says

    YUM!!! I make cookies with oatmeal, all whole wheat flour, and sucanat instead of sugar. I add orange zest, coconut, cranberries, and walnuts sometimes. I think I may try adding carrots. This sounds great.

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      That sounds so good, Charlotte!! I need to try sucanat. Do you replace the sugar with the same ratio or do you need less of it? Thanks for stopping by today!

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    I love these cookies!! I can’t wait to make them. When you told me about oatmeal carrot cookies, you forgot to mention the coconut. YUM! What a great recipe, Jen. I love the fonts you used on the first photo too. Beautiful job :)

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    Your photos are so pretty, Jen! I can see why you’re excited to take them when they come out this pretty ;) I love that I can see all the bits of carrot in there, and the glaze is so tempting! Such a yummy treat! Pinned :D

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    Hi Jen

    This is a so good way to accomodate carrots. I’am thinking of doing the same with sweet potatoes.
    I just discover your blog. I really like it.


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    These cookies look amazing!! I love that you added carrots :) I need to take cookie-picture lessons from you. I seriously dislike taking pictures of them that’s why I don’t have that many on the blog. I can’t wait for next month’s ingredients from you!

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      I hate taking pictures of a slew of other things but for some reason, cookies are my fave! Uh, and those Honey Lime Coconut Oatmeal Cookie pics are GORGEOUS – so whatever! Your pictures are always stunning! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    You did a great job!! Those cookies look delightfully delicious! And yes, cinnamony is totally a word! :)

    I would be scared out of my mind with these mystery ingredients! It’s like Iron Chef … Blog Style! I probably would have thought about a coconut shrimp with a ginger sauce, but then chickened out as well. Yes. #ultimatefail

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    Totally agree with you, this Mystery Dish challenges me every month and has made me grow as a cook, baker, and blogger.

    Love this recipe Jen, I’m a total fan of carrot cake and would have never thought of making it into a cookie. Genius! PS kinda glad you didn’t make the shrimp cuz mined would have paled in comparison to your gorgeous pics.

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    These cookies make me just want to run into the kitchen and make them! One of my favorite flavors of cake in an oatmeal cookie sounds just too good to be true. Pinning to try!

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    I am so glad you decided on cookies because now I get to pin this awesome recipe :) saw this on time to sparkle and had to come by and check it out.

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    I’m new at all of this…even baking. Was wondering if you could use a Carrot Cake….cake mix to make cookies if so what would I do different? Just want to try before making homemade cookies. Please don’t think bad of me.


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