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 a 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 try out new recipes on my family. 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.

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

You’ll need a carrot cake mix, one egg, and 1/2 cup butter. Mix well with an electric mixer until the mixture forms a dough. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator at least 20 minutes.

Roll out the dough and cut with a small round cookie cutter. I also used a rabbit cookie cutter to make a few for the grandkids.

Baking the Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Bake at 350º F for eight minutes. Cool for one minute 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 the cream cheese frosting. For me, a sandwich cookie is less messy. If you use a small cookie cutter, you’ll get lots more cookies, of course.

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Easy Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Yield: Approximately 12 Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

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

Ingredients

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

Frosting

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

Instructions

  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.

Frosting:

  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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18 comments

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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Sara Welch February 28, 2018 - 12:12 am

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Kimberly Baxter March 26, 2018 - 10:34 pm

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

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