Heavenly Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches Perfect for Easter











Embrace the festive spirit of Easter with these divinely delicious Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches! Packed with the warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, and the delightful crunch of carrots and oats, each sandwich is a bite of heaven. Plus, the creamy peanut butter filling adds a smooth finish to this scrumptious treat. Makes an ideal dessert for your Easter gathering!


Step 1: Creaming Sugars and Butter

To start these scrumptious cookie sandwiches, take a large bowl and blend together the light brown and granulated sugar with the softened butter. Whip them up until the mixture becomes light and fluffy, setting the perfect base for our cookie dough. This step is crucial for creating that melt-in-your-mouth texture we all love in cookies.
Pro Tip: Make sure your butter is at room temperature for easier mixing.

Step 2: Adding Egg and Vanilla

Once your sugar and butter mixture looks fluffy, crack in the egg and pour in the vanilla extract. Continue to beat on a medium speed until these ingredients are fully incorporated into the mixture. The egg adds moisture and binds the mix, while the vanilla infuses it with a fragrant aroma, elevating the flavors of our carrot cake cookies.
Pro Tip: Ensure the egg is at room temperature to blend well with the mix.

Step 3: Creating the Dry Mix

In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger). Lightly fluffing with a fork ensures all these dry ingredients are well mixed, creating a uniform blend that will contribute to the even rise and flavor distribution of the cookies. Gradually combine this mixture with the butter mix for a harmonious dough.
Pro Tip: Sift your flour and spices to avoid any lumps in the dough.

Step 4: Adding Oats and Carrots

It’s time to fold in the oats and freshly grated carrots into the dough, bringing the healthful and hearty elements that mark the character of these carrot cake cookie sandwiches. The oats offer a delightful chewiness while carrots add moisture and sweetness, plus a vibrant color. After combining, chill the dough for an hour to firm up, making it easier to handle afterwards.
Pro Tip: For added flavor, lightly toast the oats before adding them to the mixture.

Step 5: Baking the Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a cookie sheet with foil, lightly greased with cooking spray. With a teaspoon, portion the dough into small balls, placing them 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. This ensures they have space to spread out as they bake. Bake them for about 12 minutes until slightly golden and let them cool completely on a wire rack. This ensures your cookies will be crisp on the outside but soft on the inside.
Pro Tip: Cool cookies on the rack to prevent them from becoming soggy.

Step 6: Making Cookie Sandwiches

Now for the fun part; making the cookie sandwiches! Take a completely cooled cookie and gently spread a teaspoon of creamy peanut butter on its flat side. Then, top it with another cookie, creating a delicious sandwich. The peanut butter not only adds a layer of creaminess but also acts as a 'glue' to hold our sandwich together, marrying the flavors beautifully.
Pro Tip: Use natural peanut butter for a healthier option and a cleaner taste.

Step 7: Storing the Cookie Sandwiches

To ensure your Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches stay fresh and delicious, store them in a well-sealed Tupperware at room temperature. They are perfect for making in advance of your Easter celebrations, ready to delight your guests. These sandwiches make a wonderful treat that combines the joy of carrot cake with the convenience of a cookie, perfect for sharing the love this spring season.
Pro Tip: If living in a very warm climate, consider refrigerating your sandwiches to keep the peanut butter firm.