Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies Recipe – Carrot cake-flavored cookies are sandwiched together with cream cheese frosting in these cute little whoopie pies, making them an easy-to-serve, hand-held dessert, perfect for a springtime get-together or Easter celebration!
Recipe by: fivehearthome.com
Servings: 14 sandwich cookies
2 cups shredded carrot
2/3 cup packed brown sugar, DIVIDED
1/4 cup unsalted butter, DIVIDED
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, DIVIDED
1 large egg
4.5 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour, about 1 cup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/8 teaspoon salt, DIVIDED
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- Combine carrot and 3 tablespoons brown sugar in a bowl; toss to coat. Place carrot mixture in a fine mesh sieve; let stand to drain for 10 minutes. Discard liquid.
- Place 2 tablespoons butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 45 seconds or until melted. Add oil, rind, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and egg; stir with a whisk until well combined. READ MORE