Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

by Alli

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies are perfect for Easter or any time of the year. These crisp sandwich cookies are filled with cream cheese frosting. 

Do you like soft, chewy cookies or cookies with a little snap to them? I like cookies that have a tiny bit of snap. I’ve never cared much for soft cookies.

To me, a soft cookie is just a mini cake with no frosting. These Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies have a snap and they are delicious.

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies are easy to make!

These Easy Carrot Cake Cookies might not be the most colorful cookies I’ve ever made. I mean, hello there, you plain-looking cookies. Don’t let these cookies fool you. I betcha can’t eat just one.

After creating delicious Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies, I decided to try making cutout sandwich cookies with a carrot cake mix and the same cream cheese filling.

Cream cheese is my favorite frosting/filling/whatever. And, you can’t have a play on a carrot cake without cream cheese frosting.

Did it work? You better believe it. I always rely on my family for feedback on new recipes. They are brutally honest, in a nice way, of course. We are southern and I did teach them manners.

After tasting these cookies, my grown kids were quick to see who could call dibs the fastest on leftovers.

Ingredients For Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

(You can find the full, printable recipe card towards the bottom of this post)

  • boxed carrot cake mix
  • egg
  • softened butter


  • softened cream cheese
  • softened butter
  • powdered sugar

How To Make Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Mix the carrot cake mix, egg, and butter well with an electric mixer until the mixture forms a dough. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.

Roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick and cut with a small round cookie cutter. I also used a rabbit cookie cutter to make a few larger cookies for the grandkids.

If you don’t want to take the time to roll out the dough and cut it with a cookie-cutter, you can pinch the dough off and roll them into one-inch balls. Place the dough balls on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Press the cookie dough balls to flatten. You can use the bottom of a measuring cup.  

Baking the Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Bake at 350º F for eight minutes. Cool for one minute and remove the cookies from the sheet and place on cookie racks to cool completely.

When the cookies are completely cool, frost 1/2 of the cookies with cream cheese frosting and top with the other half of the cookies.

How to Make Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Helpful Hint: Instead of making a sandwich cookie, you can top each cookie with cream cheese frosting. For me, a sandwich cookie is less messy. If you use a really small cookie cutter, you’ll get more cookies, of course.

Yield: Approximately 12 Sandwich Cookies

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Easy Carrot Cake Cookies are sandwich cookies made with a cake mix and filled with a cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


  • 1 Boxed Carrot Cake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Combine the Carrot Cake Mix with the egg and butter. Mix with an electric mixer until it forms a dough, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate the dough for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Remove 1/2 of the dough and roll out to 1/8" thick. Cut with a round cookie cutter. Be sure to combine the strips of cookie dough that are left and re-roll.
  3. Place cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator while you roll out the remaining dough.
  4. Bake at 350º for 8 minutes. Cool for one minute on the baking sheet placed on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.


  1. Mix the cream cheese and butter on medium until well combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Place about 1-1/2 Tablespoons frosting on the flat side of a cookie. Top with another cookie, flat side down. Store in the refrigerator.

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I usually make a carrot cake when I have the entire family over for Easter. This time around, I’m thinking of making these cookies again. I don’t think I’ll get any complaints. These cookies go best with a tall glass of cold milk or a cup of coffee.

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

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Originally published in Feb. 2017 and updated Feb. 2021


robin rue February 27, 2018 - 6:42 am

Sandwich cookies are pretty much the best kind of cookies there are. I have never had a carrot cake cookie before, though, so I am excited to make these.

Leigh G February 27, 2018 - 7:42 am

Gorgeous Photography, Alli. I get so excited about recipes that have minimal ingredients. My kids are going to love this project…so creative, so festive. I love your blog and can’t wait to spend a little more time over here reading. Fellow mom of five, Leigh

valmg @ Mom Knows It All February 27, 2018 - 8:07 am

I love freshly baked soft cookies, they’re great at any time of the day. These cookies look terrific, they would be perfect for an Easter party.

Amber Myers February 27, 2018 - 8:23 am

I’ve always been a fan of carrot cake, so I’m pretty sure I’ll love these cookies. Plus they’re cute!

Kylee from Kylee Cooks February 27, 2018 - 8:35 am

oooh! These look so cute, especially in the bunny shape. My kids would love cutting these out into shapes for Easter

Alison Rost February 27, 2018 - 9:47 am

I love how you mentioned that these have a snap to them, I totally love those in cookies. I think this recipe is perfect for someone like me. Thank you!

Emily February 27, 2018 - 3:29 pm

My daughter’s favorite cake is carrot cake, she has loved it since she was a toddler. I have never made cake sandwiches but these would be fun to make and yummy to eat too!

Kristine Nicole Alessandra February 27, 2018 - 4:45 pm

I have never tried carrot cake sandwich cookies before so this recipe is a really interesting find. I will have to make these. They’d be a great snack to take along to work.

Tomi C February 27, 2018 - 7:02 pm

What a nice twist on carrot cake. I’ve never had carrot cake cookies before. I love that you topped with cream cheese frosting. I mean carrot cake and cream cheese frosting go hand in hand.

Debra Hawkins February 27, 2018 - 11:20 pm

What a fun take on carrot cake! I think my family is absolutely going to love these!

Sara Welch February 28, 2018 - 12:12 am

I absolutely love this recipe! I have got to make some of these this weekend.

Debra P February 28, 2018 - 1:09 am

I love those bunnies! So adorable and the carrot cake idea. I absolutely must try this soon.

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Amanda February 28, 2018 - 11:13 am

I absolutely love carrot cake but have never seen a cookie recipe inspired by it. I can’t wait to try this recipe myself and maybe even bring some to Easter dinner!

Terri Beavers February 28, 2018 - 2:11 pm

I love the fun shapes and so will the grand kids. I’ve been trying to find some recipes to serve them when they come t his weekend. I love that this recipe is simple because I’m going to be short on time. Carrot Cake is my fave.

Food and Footprints February 28, 2018 - 8:50 pm

Good idea! Those do look tasty – could imagine a cinnamon cream cheese filling being good with this too.

Anosa Malanga March 1, 2018 - 8:26 am

Oh this is so nice. Excited to make some! I would love to give this to my little cousins. They will love this for sure! I’ll make some over the weekends so I can bring it to our grandparents house. So many recipes to check out as well! Thanks for this!

Kimberly Baxter March 26, 2018 - 10:34 pm

Awesome! These cookies will make the perfect snack for weekend party.


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