Iced Carrot Cookies Recipe

Nana’s iced carrot cookies Recipe: A soft cake-like cookie made with carrots And covered with a tangy orange glaze.

We’ve been sifting through our Nana’s cookbook, her delicious legacy to her 40 grandchildren. We came across her iced carrot cookies recipe with orange icing and had to share them with you! They’re so light and zesty, you will LOVE them! 

Such an easy carrot cookies recipe with orange glaze frosting. This zesty orange glaze for carrot cookies are the perfect topping for our light and fluffy carrot cookies!


I love recipes you don’t need to babysit but can enjoy in less than an hour from start to finish! Our iced carrot cookies are one of those types of recipes… you’re welcome!

Our favorite iced carrot cookies: A soft cake-like cookie made with carrots and a tangy orange glaze frosting. Super easy to make carrot cookies, yum!

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The best iced carrot cookies! We love our grandma's easy to make carrot cookies with iced zesty orange glaze, so yummy! Super easy carrot cookie recipe!

How to Make Iced Carrot Cookies

Another reason I love this recipe is there are no hard-to-find ingredients and you likely already have everything in your pantry or fridge to make these yummies. Busy person WIN!

Iced Carrot Cookies Recipe

Nana’s Iced Carrot Cookies: A Soft Cake-Like Cookie Made With Carrots And Covered With A Tangy Orange Glaze.
Author Lolly Jane


Carrot Cookies Ingredients

  • 3/4 c shortening
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c grated carrot
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Orange Icing Ingredients

  • 3 T butter
  • 1/2 lb powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c undiluted orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Cream shortening and sugar together.
  • Add egg.
  • Beat in carrots.
  • Sift flour and baking powder and add.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto greased pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool and ice with orange icing.

I personally didn’t develop a love for carrot desserts until my adult years and have to grab a slice of carrot cake from Kneader’s every couple of months. I love it with nuts and carrot chunks. What do YOU prefer?

Such yummy carrot cookies with orange icing. Love this easy to make carrot cookie recipe with an orange icing glaze frosting, YUM!

Look at that icing… mmm! It is the perfect topping to these cake light cookies, so airy and chewy and flavorful!

How to make an orange glaze. This is the best recipe for orange glaze frosting. It pairs perfectly with our easy to make carrot cookies recipe, yum!

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iced carrot cookies recipe - Our favorite iced orange glaze carrot cookies recipe, yum! You will love this super easy cake like carrot cookies recipe, the orange glaze icing is sooo zesty and fresh, mm!

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  1. Do you think 5 year old kids would like these? Looking for a carrot cookie without nuts to make my church class. Thanks.

    1. Hi Charlene, Yes I think they would. I have a 6 year old who enjoys them as there’s no spices. You can omit the shredded carrots in the batter if you think they won’t like that texture. 🙂
      Happy baking!

  2. Dear girls, looking through your website, I came across your bakkerrij (maybe spelled it wrong) sign, and just loved ! I am also Dutch and love to bake. Is your sign for sale or where could I find one and how much? It is so cute!

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