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carrot cake oatmeal cookies on a blue tray

Frosted Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan).

Soft and delicious, these carrot cake oatmeal cookies are a perfect springtime dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword chewy, springtime dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 126 kcal


For the cookies:

  • 1 Tablespoon golden ground flax seed
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • ½ cup vegan buttery spread
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free old fashioned oats

For the frosting:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Make the flax egg: mix the water and flax meal together in a small bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes until it forms a gel.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the buttery spread and sugars until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the flax egg and vanilla extract, and continue to mix. Add the shredded carrots and 2 tablespoons water.

  5. Add the gluten free flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until combined.

  6. Stop the mixer and stir in the oats by hand.

  7. Take spoonfuls of dough and roll into a ball about one inch wide and place on the cookie sheet. Leave about one inch between cookies. Flatten the cookie slightly with the back of a spoon. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes.

Make the frosting:

  1. Place the powdered sugar, vegan buttery spread, and non-dairy milk in a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed until smooth. Add more liquid if desired.

  2. Place the frosting in a piping bag or use a spoon to drizzle it over the cookies.

Recipe Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about four days.

Nutrition facts are for one cookie with frosting.

Nutrition Facts
Frosted Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 672IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.