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Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Carrot Cookies

Spring has sprung! And these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip carrot cookies are a delicious way to welcome in the new season. 

WARNING: This recipe causes carrots to magically disappear.  Our recipe testers would peel a carrot only to have it disappear before it was grated!  Happy baking!

Photo credit: Kara of Quill and Camera

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
6 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp brown sugar
1 egg 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup grated carrot
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, stir flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine butter and sugar. Beat, using an electric mixer, on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4. Add egg, vanilla, and water to butter mixture. Beat on low speed until well incorporated.
5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix to combine.
6. Add oats, carrots, and chocolate chips. Mix until just combined.
7. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.
8. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop rounded spoonfuls of dough.
9. Roll dough between your palms to make a round ball, then place on baking sheet. Press lightly to create a flat top.
10. Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. TASTE & SHARE!

Makes 22 cookies


Tips for cooking with Rad-Kids:

 Kids can measure ingredients, crack eggs, mix batter, and help form dough into balls.

 Encourage your family to get creative with the mix-ins -- raisins, currants, walnuts, and coconut are delicious in carrot cookies, too!  

 This recipe is a great time to teach about peeling safety. Here are some tips to discuss with your child:

  • Be sure to watch the placement of the hand holding the ingredient. Especially the thumb! 
  • Always have your Rad-Kid peel away from his / her body.
  • Visit our safety tips for more information.