Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles are better than a slice of carrot cake. Soft and chewy with the classic flavors of carrot cake in a bite-sized cinnamon-sugar treat.

stack of carrot cake snickerdoodle cookies

These Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles are an easy, delicious treat that is great for sharing! They’re super simple to bake, especially on a cold wintery day during the holiday season. These are a beautiful cinnamony treat to give as a gift!

close-up shot of a cookie.

These cookies are not only gorgeous but delicious. I took one bite and was instantly in love.

Now, if you know me, you know I kind of have an obsession with carrot cake. especially this year when I am making carrot cake in many different ways, from German Chocolate Carrot Cake to my new favorite, Carrot Cake with Maple Brown Sugar Buttercream and Candied Pecans.

baked cookies on a sheet pan.

This recipe is easier to make than a traditional cake; cookies take way less time to bake, and it is more of a bite-sized treat.

Snickerdoodles are the best because a bit of cinnamon and sugar added to anything makes them even more delicious, and these carrot cake cookies got a little touch-up. Try these Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles for Easter or as an afternoon Spring treat, you will love them.

A pile of carrot cake cookies.

Can you freeze snickerdoodles Cookies?

  • Unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight freezer bag. It can be formed into logs or pre-proportioned cookies. To use the dough, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before baking; then roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking. Use the dough within five months of freezing.
  • Pre-baked cookies can also be stored in an airtight freezer bag; doing this will extend their life to about one to two months.
close up shot of the cookies.
carrot cake snickerdoodles.

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Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 58 kcal
Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles are better than a slice of carrot cake. Soft, chewy with the classic flavors of carrot cake in a bite sized cinnamon-sugar treat.


  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 cup grated carrots

Cinnamon & Sugar Coating

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Gradually add in flour mixture and continue to mix until blended. Stir in carrots.
  • In a small shallow bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar for the coating.
  • Scoop dough into balls with a tablespoon or small cookie dough scoop. Roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet, I do 15 per sheet.
  • Place in oven and bake at 325° for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies are set. Leave to cool on pan for a few minutes before removing to wire racks.
Serving: 1gCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 55mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 791IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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    1. Sorry about that, I just updated the instructions to include the rest of the spices. I’m not sure why it would only make 12, that’s so weird! We usually get anywhere from 20-26 with this recipe but always around 24 with a tablespoon or walnut size scoop. Thanks for letting us know!

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe! I love the addition of carrots to the classic snickerdoodle cookies!

    Can you please add the directions for “Scoop rounded tablespoonfuls, roll in cinnamon-sugar coating.” to the recipe at the bottom of the page so no misses it! 😀

    1. Thank you for pointing that out! I have corrected it in the recipe card and the post. I’m so glad you liked them!

  2. 5 stars
    These cookies are absolutely delicious. I love the combination of the snickerdoodle and carrot cake flavor. I made these last night, and they just work so perfectly.

  3. 5 stars
    The Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles were amazing! They mixed the flavors of carrot cake and snickerdoodles perfectly. Soft, chewy, and really tasty! Definitely a keeper!!

  4. 5 stars
    Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles are a game-changer! I never thought to combine these two favorites, but I’m so glad I tried your recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I tried these carrot cake snickerdoodles, and they were amazing! Soft, chewy, and full of warm spices. Really delicious! Definitely a keeper!

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