Carrot Raisin Cookies


Healthy cookie recipes like this carrot-raisin creation can stand in for granola bars at snack time or breakfast. Shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, applesauce, and whole wheat flour pack each bite with plenty of nutrition.

Whole Wheat Carrot Raisin Cookies
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
36 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots (2 medium)

  • ¾ cup raisins

  • ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, the carrots, raisins, and walnuts just until combined.

  2. Drop by slightly rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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