Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

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It’s the end of the semester and a beautiful time for… procrastination.  I spent Friday cleaning house, Saturday gardening, and Sunday afternoon whipping up these little guys.  It was a treat for the boys that I could feed to them without feeling guilty.  And they loved it!  (It was also a great excuse to continue putting off grading papers, projects, and tests… oops.  Eventually, it all got graded.)  My version is not dairy-free, but I think it could easily be adjusted to make it so… hmmm… and now I’m reading that last sentence in the voice of Patrick Stewart.

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 stick butter (or equivalent amount of coconut oil), softened
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs

Cream Cheese filling ingredients (see below for dairy free option):

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Remove cream cheese and butter from the refrigerator to allow them to soften.  Preheat oven to 365.  In a large food processor, finely chop carrots.  Add remaining cookie ingredients to the bowl and process together until a dough-like consistency, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula if necessary.  Measure out a tablespoon of dough for each cookie half, and form into flattened disc shapes.  Place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet,  Bake for 10 minutes, then allow to cool completely.

For the icing filling, simply mix ingredients in a bowl and you’re ready to assemble your cookie sandwiches!  For a dairy-free option, I recommend trying my cashew cream recipe.  I haven’t personally tried it with these cookies, but I think it would work very well, particularly if you allow the assembled cookie sandwiches to chill in a refrigerator for an hour or overnight.  Yields 15-16 sandwich cookies (30-32 cookie halves).

I hope you enjoy these as much as my boys did!

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5 responses to “Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

  1. Do you recall how many sandwich cookies this recipe yields? Thanks!

  2. This looks so good!. I love carrot recipes!.

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