Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

This recipe has the delicious taste of carrot cake with the convenience of a cookie.

Katie Bauer

Katie Bauer

Published April 1, 2024 12:03 am
Last Updated: March 30, 2024 8:22 pm
Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Serve this cookie with a cup of tea or coffee as a mid-morning snack!

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrots
2 cups granola with fruit and nuts
1 cup cornflakes
2 tablespoons sugar
1 — 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

~Preheat oven to 375°.

~In a large bowl, cream one cup of butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

~In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in carrots, granola, and cornflakes.

~Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls two inches apart on greased baking sheets; sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (or until edges are golden brown and cookies are set). Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

~In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, cinnamon, and remaining butter and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

~Spread frosting on the bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies.

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