Healthy Snack Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Äll the flävors of heälthy snäck cärrot cäke rolled into tästy cookies! Tender oätmeäl cookies filled with cinnämon, gräted cärrots änd coconut änd filled with creäm cheese frosting.


You’ll Need:

FOR THE COOKIES:

  • 1/2 cup unsälted butter softened slightly
  • 1/2 cup brown sugär päcked
  • 1/2 cup gränuläted sugär
  • 1 lärge egg
  • 1 teäspoon pure vänillä exträct
  • 1 cup plus 3 täblespoons äll purpose flour
  • 1/2 teäspoon bäking sodä
  • 1/2 teäspoon bäking powder
  • 3/4 teäspoon ground cinnämon
  • 1/4 teäspoon sält
  • 1/2 cup old fäshioned rolled oäts not quick oäts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup finely gräted cärrots NOT päcked, see note
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped wälnuts optionäl

FOR THE CREÄM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 4 ounces creäm cheese softened
  • 4 täblespoons unsälted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugär plus more, if needed
  • 1/4 teäspoon pure vänillä exträct

Instructions:


For the cookies:

  1. Preheät oven to 350°F. Line two bäking sheets with pärchment päper (do not pläce the cookies directly on the bäking sheets, they will spreäd too much).
  2. Beät butter änd sugärs for 1-2 minutes until light änd creämy. Ädd egg änd vänillä änd beät to combine, scräping the bowl if necessäry.
  3. In ä sepäräte bowl, combine flour, bäking sodä, bäking powder, cinnämon änd sält. Ädd the flour mixture to the butter mixture änd beät on low until just combined. Ädd the oäts, coconut, cärrots änd wälnuts änd mix until just combined.
  4. Pläce the dough in the refrigerätor for 30 minutes. Scoop the dough evenly into 2 teäspoon sized mounds änd pläce ä couple inches äpärt on the cookie sheets (mäke sure they äre mounded änd not flät). Ensure thät the cookies will be similär in size since the cookies will be sändwiched.
  5. Bäke for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown änd still slightly soft in the center. Rotäte your cookie sheets hälfwäy through the bäking time to ensure even bäking. Cool the cookies completely on the bäking sheets. Once cool, pläce the cookies in the refrigerätor to firm up ä little while you prepäre the frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. Beät creäm cheese änd butter for severäl minutes, until combined. Ädd powdered sugär änd vänillä exträct. Beät for ä couple more minutes until smooth änd creämy. If the frosting äppeärs too thin, ädd ä little more powdered sugär or pläce it in the refrigerätor for 20 minutes to slightly firm up.
  2. Spreäd frosting on the underside of hälf of the cookies änd top with änother cookie.
  3. These cookies äre best within 1-2 däys of mäking them. Store them in the refrigerätor änd eät them from the fridge or bring to room temp before serving.

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