Carrot Cake Cookies

These Carrot Cake Cookies with white chocolate chips and caramel bits are a sweet treat to enjoy any time of year.

These easy carrot cake cookies are full of white chocolate and caramel and will not last very long in your house.

Here is my big philosophical reason on beds and cookies…
I like big cookies and I have discovered that I like big beds.
The more the merrier, right?
See, in my mind, cookies are like beds.
The more cookies I have the merrier I am,
and the bigger the bed, more merriment I get from all that space!
Yes, I have strange ways of looking at things.

Last week we spent a week at the beach with my family.
The room we stayed in had a king sized bed.
I am more than ready to upgrade to one that size for my room at home.
You could do “snow angels” and not bump into the other person.

I have to admit something…
I kind of like my own space when I am sleeping.
Now don’t get me wrong, I like to cuddle.
But when it is time to sleep, lots of space is nice!!!

Well, unless it is freezing cold out, then I “steal” my hubby’s body heat.
So that King sized bed wouldn’t be as practical in the middle of winter, I guess. 

These easy carrot cake cookies are full of white chocolate and caramel and will not last very long in your house.

 Want to know something else I like to “steal”?
Cookies from the kitchen when no one is looking.
It’s a problem, I know!

Lately I have been all about making cake mix cookies,
so making a carrot cake version was bound to happen sooner than later.
I just love how quick and easy they are to make!! (and to eat)

A few weeks ago my husband and I went on our church staff retreat.
Guess who was in charge of making sure we had enough sweet stuff to munch on?
Silly question to ask, huh?   Me of course :-)

I made these cookies, some fudge, and some Oreo truffles.
These cookies disappeared at an alarming rate.
In fact, I do believe the last cookie got hidden, so it could be enjoyed later.
(and no, not by me)

These easy carrot cake cookies are full of white chocolate and caramel and will not last very long in your house.

 The cinnamon and spice really stood out in these,
and the warm rich flavor just made them melt in your mouth.
These carrot cake cookies have the perfect fall feeling to them.
Caramel, cinnamon, spice…
Yup, I totally can’t wait for fall to get here!!!
Carrot Cake Cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies


1 carrot cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup Kraft caramel bits


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat until combined. Stir in the white chips and caramel bits by hand. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Form dough into 36 balls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Let cool on pan 2-3 minutes. Gently remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in air tight container.


Use a metal spatula to remove the cookies from the baking sheet. The caramel will start to stick to the pan if you leave it cool too much. Baking on a Silpat will also help keep them from sticking.
These easy carrot cake cookies are full of white chocolate and caramel and will not last very long in your house.
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  1. says

    Jocelyn, I love that you used caramel bits and white chocolate chips in these! Now, admittedly, carrot cake isn’t my favorite, but I think I would be scarfing these cookies down by the handful! They look SO puffy and yummy!

  2. says

    Caramel, cinnamon, spice, carrot cake – oh everything about these is just perfect! And white choc! I just made something with carrot/cake but won’t be posting it for awhile and now I want to make these!

  3. says

    Sincerely, my only fear for making these is my knowledge that I will probably eat a good majority of them if not ALL!!! I absolutely LOVE carrot cake….alright! I’m making these.

  4. says

    LOL – I also love big beds (and we actually have one), and BIG cookies!:)
    Never tried carrot cookies though
    If you ever make these from scratch I’d love to have the recipe! We don’t really use here cake-mix

  5. says

    Cookies are such a versatile and easy thing to bake! If I feel bored in the kitchen – I mix up a batch and bake some COOKIES! Yours look absolutely divine! Thanx!

  6. says

    I’ve been making cake mix cookies like CRAZY lately– just with the move and all, they’re the easiest way to get my cookie fix when everything is still pretty much packed away! And I was down to my last box of cake mix tonight– carrot cake. And you know how I feel about carrot cake. So I didn’t make it. But I did think– someone has GOT to make some carrot cake cookies! And you could even add cream cheese frosting!! It’s too bad I don’t like carrot cake… so many possibilities! And it always LOOKS so good to me. Like your cookies for example….

  7. says

    Oh my, these look and sound fantabulous! My partner adores carrot cake so would dance around the room if he had some of these! And FTIW, I like large beds too. However, I have a nice roomy king size bed but the fella decides to use 95% of it in the night leaving me with less than a childs’ bed space. Gah!

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  8. says

    Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and linking up this delightful cookie recipe to Marvelous Mondays. I’ve started following your blog via GFC. If you’re interested in keeping up with my blog I’d love to have you follow back. :)

    Have a fabulous day.


  9. says

    If we had a king sized bed there might actaully be enough room for me in it. Laetly the dog seems to think the bed is his bed. Good thing he’s cute:) I’m really into cake mix cookies right now too. They are just so good and so easy. I have to try these; I love that they ahve caramel in them. YUMMMY
    Thanks for sharing on Whatcha Whipped Up

  10. says

    Yummy!! I have my batter in the fridge right now! I LOVE carrot cake, plus with white chocolate and caramels?!?! And no raisins, a definite plus! Making them for a back to school party tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. rivera1324 says

    Great recipe. They were delish, my son and daughter devoured them. I love all your food post and have the recipes saved for future use. This is the only one I have been able to make due to timing. Would you happen to have any more recipes like this, that start from a cake box and are quick and easy to make? Loved it!!!

  12. Kris says

    I just made these and they’re delicious! I had trouble rolling the dough though cause it was REALLY sticky…do you have this issue? Any suggestions for next time?

    • Jocelyn says

      I’m glad you liked them. Did you chill it for at least 30 minutes and did you use real butter? Chilling the dough should help the butter set back up so it isn’t so sticky.

  13. jaclynne says

    Thanks these cookies sound so yummy. Just a quick question I just want to make sure. The carrot cake mix is it the dry mix you buy in boxes at the sho where you just need to add the wet ingredients? Thanks

  14. Kate D says

    Thanks for a great recipe! It was a perfect choice for a work potluck and tasted like the best parts of carrot cake!


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