Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies #SundaySupper

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

I’m redesigning my room.  Or maybe just designing it for the first time.

It’s something I’ve thought about and been meaning to do and now I’ve finally taken the plunge.  Well, we have; it’s pretty much a team effort.

Dad is painting the room.  It’s purple-y pink and glorious.  It’s really impossible to love two paint colors more than I love these.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Now it’s time to order the furniture and wait for it to be delivered.  After searching in stores and online, I’ve finally settled on some goodies from Restoration Hardware.  And I only visited the store three times and the website oh about fifty.

It feels sooooo good to be doing something, making progress, creating change.  But it is a lot of work.  Like a lot.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Moving things around, measuring, mapping out, cleaning, generally hustling and organizing and trying to find things when they are all over the place and none of those places are their normal positions.

Really, I shouldn’t complain though, because I think painting is a lot harder than Dad remembered.  It’s slow and tiring.  And yet, he’s determined to paint more rooms, which is kind of super jump up and down exciting, even though I still want to move far, far away from here.  Oh yeah, #CaliforniaDreaming.

But I mean, what’s not to love about pink and purple paint and new furniture and soft bed linens and happiness and sunshine and butterflies?

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Okay, maybe I got carried away there.  We’re talking about paint and furniture not agents and book deals.  But still, with some sunshine and warmer temperatures, happy dance may be my new permanent position.

Oh, and lots of Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies.  You don’t even have to feel that bad about eating these cookies.  They’re loaded with carrots, raisins, dried cherries, coconut, oatmeal, and coconut oil.  They are soft and moist with a subtle spice and taste even better than they smell.

Really, though, that needs to be the finishing touch for my room.  Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Candles.  Someone needs to get on that ASAP!

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 15 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
½ cup packed light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 heaping cup shredded carrots
1 cup old fashioned oats
½ cup raisins
½ cup dried tart cherries
½ cup sweetened coconut flakes or chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, cream coconut oil with sugars until combined. I did this by hand, and it’s super easy – no need to pull out the mixer! Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Add the carrots, oats, raisins, cherries, and coconut and stir until well distributed.
  4. Take about golf ball sized portions of dough and place them on the baking sheet, spreading them out as much as possible. Bake for about 19 minutes, until mostly set. Serve warm or cool completely on the tray. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag, for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature about an hour or in the microwave about 1 minute.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

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Comments

  1. Baking a batch of these cookies for your dad to say thank you for the help, I’m sure, made him forget the hard work. They look delicious. The tart cherries seem to be a nice addition.

  2. cheri says:

    Decorating is always fun, so nice of your dad to paint for you and I love Restoration Hardware furniture, very nice. I also love these cookies, they are perfection with the carrots and cherries.

  3. Wendy Klik says:

    Wonderful, like little individual carrot cakes.

  4. Liz says:

    Mmmm….my favorite cake in cookie form! Can’t beat that!!! But the candle would be nice for after these are all eaten 😉

  5. Barrie says:

    I love carrot cake- in cookie form, these are perfect to bake and go! PS. you have a super nice Dad- painting IS hard work!

  6. Debbie Eccard says:

    Great idea, baking cookies covers the paint smell…..and yes, it would make a wonderful candle. I love carrot cake and I think these would be fantastic especially with the coconut and the cherries, also two favorites. I love RH. Have been looking at the RH Modern furniture and lighting fixtures. Can’t wait to see it!

  7. Nicole says:

    Oh my son would LOVE these – his two most favorite things – Oatmeal cookies and Carrot Cake. These are ingenious and look SO perfect! Happy Spring!

  8. Hooray for dads who help us redecorate! And hooray for these cookies, which I know I’ll be making for my father next time he helps me around the house :). They look fantastic!

  9. These cookies are over the top with cherries and coconut too! Sounds delicious!

  10. Congrats on the redecorating! And congrats on a terrific looking cookie recipe, too. Oatmeal? I’m in!

  11. Lauren says:

    Yes, carrot cake cookies! I love the addition of dried cherries, too.

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