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Easy Carrot Cake Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Just 3 simple ingredients (plus a store-bought cream cheese frosting)! These quick, easy, soft and delicious carrot cake mix cookies are made with a box of Betty Crocker carrot cake mix, eggs and oil. Top with cream cheese frosting, and you've got the most delicous treat on the planet. These unique cookies are perfect for any spring or Easter party because they are much easier to serve and eat than traditonal carrot cake.

Course Dessert
Keyword cake mix, carrot cake, cookies, cream cheese, dessert, easter, spring, treats
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 (160z) jar cream cheese frosting
  • mix-ins or toppings of your choice (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry cake mix, eggs and oil until smooth (the dough will be very moist). Fold in any optional mix-ins.

  3. Grease your hands with a little oil or butter, and place about 12 little balls of dough onto each baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until they are set in the middle.

  5. Allow them to cool completely before frosting (you can place them in the fridge or freezer if you're in a hurry).

Recipe Notes

Looking for mix-in ideas? Chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, raisins or coconut flakes are all traditional carrot cake ingredients. You could also mix in some white chocolate chips if you don't plan on frosting the cookies (I wouldn't use more than a cup of total mix-ins). You can alternatively just top the cookies with chopped nuts.