Carrot Cake Cookies

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A tasty new take on carrot cake! These Carrot Cake Cookies have all that delicious carrot cake flavor, including the frosting. These Cookies have 20% fewer calories* and 88% less sugar* per serving compared to the full-sugar version of this recipe. Makes 18 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving size: 1 cookie (30g)

Calories: 80

*Each cookie has 80 calories and <1 grams of sugar per serving as compared to 100 calories and 8 grams of sugar per serving in the full-sugar version.



  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp baking soda

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature

  • ½ cup Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener

  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce

  • 1 egg at room temperature**

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ cup freshly grated or diced carrots

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


** Please remember to wash hands, utensils, equipment, and work surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after use of raw egg.


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • 2.

    Sift together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

  • 3.

    To the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter and Truvia Sweet Complete Brown Sweetener. Cream at medium speed for 2 minutes, or until combined.

  • 4.

    Add applesauce and mix until combined.

  • 5.

    Beat in the egg and vanilla for 1 minute.

  • 6.

    Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix at low speed for about 30 seconds, or until only a few streaks of flour remain.

  • 7.

    Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer and fold the carrots and pecans into the batter using a rubber spatula.

  • 8.

    Using a cookie scoop, scoop the cookies onto the prepared sheet pan, make sure the cookies are spaced about 1 ½ inches apart. Press down flat with buttered hand.

  • 9.

    Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  • 10.

    Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • 11.

    While the cookies cool, make the icing. In a medium size bowl add cream cheese and butter. By hand, or hand mixer, mix until creamy.

  • 12.

    Add Truvia Sweet Complete Confectioners Sweetener, milk, and vanilla. Mix until combined. You want the icing to be slightly runny, but firm enough to pipe. Add more milk as needed to reach desired consistency.

  • 13.

    Transfer to a sealable bag and knead the bag to remove any lumps.

  • 14.

    Just before piping, trim the corner off the bag.

  • 15.

    Pipe frosting on the cooled cookies and serve.

  • 16.

    Store in a sealable container.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 60mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber <1g
Total Sugars <1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Erythritol 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg
Calcium 10mg
Iron 0.5mg
Potassium 45mg