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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  1. Leanne, I made these yesterday and they are yummy. I don’t know if my coconut is stronger than normal but all I could think of was almond joy when I was eating one! Do yours really have a carrot cake flavor?

    Also, I live in southern Italy and while I can get coconut oil they just give me a blank stare when I ask for coconut butter. What would be your substitute of choice?
    Thanks! cynthia

  2. Glad to know I’m not the only one who prefers to invest money in organic food rather than clothes!
    (and besides, I HATE clothes shopping!)

  3. What would you suggest for a gluten free and nut free flour to use?

    • Hi Rita – I bet you could use ground flax seeds.

    • Simple is the name of this cookie game!

  4. Love all the super cute clothes–what fun!! I’m sure you will rock all those events. :D I’m going to try these with flax eggs and will report back. ;-)

    • Thanks Ricki! So far so good, I love public speaking and now I have the clothes to match my attitude! Can’t wait to hear about the flax eggs. Thank you!

  5. These look delcious. Seriously. I am really excited at the fact that they are only 7 ingredients, too! Can’t wait to try them. You just made my day :)

    • Your comment (and enthusiasm) just made mine! Thanks Ashley :D

  6. Uuuuu…make your own kombucha! :) Thanks to a friend hooking me up with a scoby, I make mine and save that money for other wonderfully earth-and-body-friendly things! :) Thanks for sharing all these amazing recipes!

    • I really, really, REALLY need to start making my own. I’m just SO scared. I have no idea why.

    • I was a little concerned my first time, too. But as I watched it develop, it really became pretty exciting, both for me and for my husband. Now, I make wonderful flavors like pomegranate – lime, apple – cinnamon (super yummy for fall), black cherry, tropical fruit, etc. wish you were closer-I’d give you a SCOBY! I have great instructions, too.

    • I used to love the peppermint girl scout cookies! I’ve never heard of samoas… but if they’re anything like these, I’d be down with it!