Updated: Aug 8
This fun take on the traditional Carrot Cake is the perfect crowd pleasing recipe to try out this Easter!
If you love carrot cake you're going to love these two bite Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches!
These cookie sandwiches are great as a dessert or a midday treat that the whole family will enjoy. They are gluten free, dairy free, and can easily be made vegan by swapping the eggs out for flax "eggs" (1tbsp. ground flax/3tbsp. water).
The cookies are sweetened with maple syrup and honey which adds a subtle sweetness that isn't overpowering. The oats add a nice crunch to the cookie which perfectly balances out the creamy frosting.
The Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches can be stored in the fridge for up to a week... if they last that long ;).
If you are watching your sugar or calorie intake you can skip the cream cheese filling and enjoy the healthy carrot cookies as is! You can also use regular cream cheese rather than the dairy free cream cheese if you don't have an issue with eating dairy.
Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches!
Dairy Free & Gluten Free
*Recipe makes 10 sandwiches
1.5 cups Gluten free oats
2 cups Gluten free flour
3 tsps baking powder
2 tsps cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
2 tsps vanilla
½ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp. honey
1.5 cups grated carrots (peeled)
Cream cheese filling:
227g container dairy free cream cheese (OR normal cream cheese if you aren't eating dairy free)
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt).
Melt the coconut oil. Add the eggs, syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla in a small bowl and mix well.
Slowly add in the wet mixture to the dry, and combine.
Fold in the shredded carrots.
Chill the dough for 15-30mins.
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a spoon, drop the dough onto the baking sheet and make 20 equally sized cookies.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown.
While the cookies are baking make the cream cheese frosting. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and blend with a hand mixer or stand mixer on low till fluffy.
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack.
Once the cookies have cooled use a spoon to scoop the frosting onto the bottom of one cookie and then add a second cookie to form the sandwich. Repeat.
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I made these Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches on the Easter long weekend and decided that there was no way I couldn't share these with my family. So I wrapped them up, hopped into my car, and hit the road with my sidekick, Luna. All my immediate family live in or around Edmonton so it only took me a couple hours to make all four drop offs. It was totally worth the drive it to see everyones smile when they got their doorstep delivery.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic this was the first time seeing some of my family in weeks. It was super strange to have to visit from a distance but it was really great to be able to catch up and to get out of my house!
Check out the video below and to see the deliveries!