Today we bring you a recipe for a very popular American classic dessert. Carrot cake has all sorts of variations, some make it by adding coconut, raisins, nuts, and some even add pineapple. We chose the more classic approach, however, instead of a cake we will make carrot cookies.
Carrots as the main ingredient are the stars of this recipe. Namely, these cookies are soft and creamy, that’s why we believe that they will become your favorite dessert. Let’s proceed to the recipe.
Yummy Sandwich Carrot Cookies With Cream Cheese
You will need the following ingredients:
For the cookies
- One cup of all-purpose flour
- 113 grams of butter
- 90 grams of carrots (grated)
- 225 grams of brown sugar
- 1 medium egg
- ½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
- 60 grams of oats
- ½ tsp of baking powder
- 32 grams of raisins
- ½ tsp baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 5 drops of vanilla extract
For the cream
- 120 grams of softened cream cheese
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 125 grams of sugar (powder)
- 10 drops of vanilla extract
First, preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius (350 F). Then, take a bowl and add the sugar and butter. Whisk the ingredients until they combine and you get a creamy texture. Next, add the vanilla extract and the egg in the bowl. Whisk once again, so you get homogenous consistency.
Then, take another bowl, and in it add the dry ingredients: baking powder, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and the salt. Stir the ingredients with a spoon. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms.
In the end, add the raisins, carrots, and oats into the mixture. Stir once more, so the ingredients combine. Now we proceed to bake. Take a large pan and line it with baking paper. With an ice cream scoop a ball of the mixture and transfer it in the pan. Repeat the procedure until you use all of the mixture. Then, put the pan in the oven and bake it for 15 minutes. Your cookies should have a nice golden color. When the cookies are done, remove them from the oven and set them to cool off.
The next step is the cream preparation. In a bowl, add the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and sugar. Mix these ingredients together until you get a creamy texture. By the time you’ve made the cream, the cookies chilled, so you should stick them together. Afterward, with a knife spread a little bit of the cream in the bottom center of the cookie and stick to the bottom of another cookie. That’s how you get cookie sandwiches.
Enjoy your carrot cookies with a cup of coffee or tea.
Reference: Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches