7-Ingredient Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies

7-Ingredient Chewy Carrot Cake CookiesChewy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, eggs and honey for a super-simple approach to carrot cake, cookie style!

I’ve been speaking at a bunch of nutrition chats, workshops and retreats lately. Which is SUPER rad, I love it… but I have 0 nice clothes. I haven’t gone shopping since… high school? Ya, that was like, 10 years ago. It’s not that I don’t like shopping, I just, don’t make it a priority. I would rather spend $100 on a month’s worth of kombucha than on a pair of new shoes. That? And working from home doesn’t exactly require coordinated outfits. Yoga pants, over-sized sweatshirts and a high ponytail is my go-to getup.

But I’m representing Healthful Pursuit at all of these crazy awesome events. And Healthful Pursuit doesn’t do unpretty. We’re all about celebrating our womanly gorgeousness, right? So, I bit the bullet, saved up $400, and I went SHOPPING.


… I even got matching shoes! Look at those cute moccasins!

Such a nice treat.


And another nice treat?

These cookies.

I highly suggest you make them, dress up fancy and head to a friends’ house to feast on cookies and feel all womanly and awesome.

7-Ingredient Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies

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7-Ingredient Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies
Recipe type: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free
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Serves: 10
Chewy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, eggs and honey for a super-simple approach to carrot cake, cookie style!
Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Shred carrots and squeeze excess liquid from the shreds by wrapping in a clean kitchen town and ringing out.
  3. Add all ingredients but coconut butter topping to a large bowl. Mix with a spoon until incorporated.
  4. Using a ¼ cup, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet. Shape into cookies on the pan. The dough will be a bit loose, but it will hold together once baked. Repeat with remaining dough, making 10 cookies in total.
  5. Transfer baking sheet to preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden on the bottom.
  6. Remove from the oven, allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Once cooled, drizzle each cookie with melted coconut butter.
Honey - if you do not want to use honey, maple syrup or coconut nectar may work.

Coconut butter - is to coconut as almond butter is to almonds. Coconut OIL is something different. Coconut oil is to coconut as olive oil is to olives.

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7-Ingredient Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies

These cookies couldn’t be simpler to throw together. One bowl, 7-ingredients, a couple of minutes of baking. They’re very similar to my 5-Ingredient Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies and 5-Ingredient Chewy Vanilla Coconut Cookies.

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    • Thanks Angela! At first, I thought they were slippers… but I didn’t care. I can’t wait to wear them tomorrow :)

  1. Totally and absolutely making these when I get home. I already altered Smitten Kitchen’s Coconut Bread this morning and used up my 1 egg (need to buy eggs) LOL The cookies reminded me of the cake.


    • mmmm I’ve heard of her coconut bread. Definitely sounds like something I need to get making, too. We used up our eggs at breakfast this morning… and then wanted to make these cookies (again) this afternoon. Same boat as you! Doh!

  2. Oh yum! Carrot cake in a cookie! I’ve got to make these…today! Leanne, your recipes are amazing. They’ve saved me many times. Especially the dessert ones. Thank you!

    • Hey May! I’m so happy you’re in love with desserts as much as me :) Thanks for your kind words. Hope you had a beautiful day!

    • Hmmm I’m not sure… I don’t see why not though!

  3. Well, going from working as a wardrobe stylist for ten years to now a health coach- I have to say you are rocking your style with both! Super cute clothes and as always delicious recipes :)
    Can’t wait to bake these later today :)

    • Whoa, wardrobe stylist?! That’s amazing. I’ve always dreamed of working with someone to help me with my fashion sense… definitely wasn’t blessed with that gene. Awesome that you got into health coaching — just another way to make people feel awesome about themselves!

      • Love these cookies! So yummy. I can’t decide which is my favorite- the carrot cookie or the apple quinoa… both delicious. Thanks Leanne!

        I’ve started offering styling services to my health coaching clients and other health coaches- it has been fun incorporating styling with healthy eating and wellness. You and your delicious recipes are very inspiring :)

  4. Is the earth balance coconut spread I have basically coconut butter? Have you tried any egg alternatives with this recipe? Thank you!!!

    • Hi Anna – sorry, no. That is not coconut butter. It’s more like coconut oil. I have not tried egg-free options. You could try flax eggs?

    • Thanks Brianne! I feel so pretty in them! Such a great feeling :)

  5. I’m the same way with clothes shopping. I don’t love it, but I mostly never go due to lack of time. It just takes me SO long to find and try out things that I usually wear my clothes out (literally) before replacing them.
    Cookies look divine! I grew up hating coconut but I’m newly obsessed with the flavor.

    • I’m so with you, Erica. It took us 5 hours… we were running from store to store, had a list of what we were looking for, it was exhausting (but really fun doing it with my little sister!) I wasn’t big on coconut either, as a kid. Now? I LOVE IT!

    • You sure DO, Kristy ;) If you do, I’d love to hear how you like them!