Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

These cookies take your classic spiced carrot cake and turns it into mini carrot cake whoopie pies stuffed with fluffy cream cheese frosting! It's always fun to get creative and turn an old favorite into a new tradition. These Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies are moist, chewy, spiced perfectly, and balanced by a sweet, thick layer of frosting. These Easter treats will make a delicious and beautiful addition to your holiday brunch or dinner! And the best part is that you don't have to serve or clean up after eating this hand-held dessert!

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
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