Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches
Serves: 25 sandwiches
 
Ingredients
Carrot Cake Cookies
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, shortening, and sugars together. Add in eggs and vanilla until the texture is nice and silky. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Gradually incorporate the four mix into the wet mix. Then add oats and carrots. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat to 350 degrees. Prep cookie sheets with parchment paper and scoop out dough one spoonful at a time and 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.
  4. For the frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and pinch of salt.
  5. Once cookies are cooled, spread a generous amount of frosting on one cookie and top with another to create a sandwich. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by A Butterful Mind at http://www.abutterfulmind.com/carrot-cake-cookie-sandwiches/