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!

Servings: 14 sandwich cookies

INGREDIENTS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 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. READ MORE

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