Recipe – Two Bit(e) Chai Carrot Cake Cookies

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

12 minutes

Yields

24 Cookies

Prep Notes

Soak raisins in warm water for at least 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or (1/4 tsp ground cinnamon,1/8 tsp ground cloves, 1/4 tsp nutmeg)
  • 1 tsp chai spices or (1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground turmeric, 1/8 tsp black pepper, 1/8 tsp cardamom)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup soaked raisins, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots, packed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Whisk together the flour, spices, baking powder, salt and oats in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the nuts, coconut, raisins and shredded carrots.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, egg, coconut oil and vanilla. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Drop dough by heaping teaspoon onto lined baking sheet, leaving about 1″ – 2″ between each cookie. (You can mold it more into a ball if you wish – or leave it free-form.)
  6. Bake for 12 minutes and cool for 10 minutes on a baking rack, or on pan for about 20 minutes.
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