I am clearly having a moment with carrots right now. From my orange carrot smoothie bowl to these carrot cake cookies, I can’t stop finding ways to use this sweet veggie in creative ways. When I was little, I wasn’t a huge fan of carrot cake because of the nuts and raisins. Now I’ve discovered a love for smooth carrot cake (sans nuts and raisins) with a good cream cheese frosting.
Today on Food Network Snapchat Discover, I’m making a version of carrot cake but in cookie form. I add oatmeal for texture and natural ingredients to make these a “health-ier” cookie. The consistency is chewy, the flavors are sweet and the glaze is just like a cream cheese frosting from cake. These would make a great change up to traditional chocolate chip cookies for summer parties or potlucks.
When my friend took a bite of the cookie, she commented that it tastes kind of like a granola bar. I think she is right! The combo of the shredded carrots, oatmeal and cinnamon does remind me of a Lara bar flavor because it tastes healthy and has some chewiness. If you’re a fan of oatmeal cookies and carrot cake, these carrot cake cookies are a perfect combo for you! Open up your Snapchat app, swipe over to the Discover section and watch me make this dessert on Food Network’s story.
Happy Father’s Day to all those amazing dads, uncles, grandpas and guys out there. Earlier this week, I wrote about my dad, Jose. You can read it here!
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