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Are you looking for chewy carrot cake cookies? Check out this easy recipe for making carrot cake cookies from cake mix.

This carrot cake cookie recipe is an easy way to enjoy all the flavors of your favorite carrot cake in a cookie form.

Make these cookies to enjoy alone. Or, stack them together with a creamy filling to make a carrot cake cookie sandwich.

Carrot cake cookie recipe filled with cream cheese frosting

Carrot Cake Cookies


When I think of spring, I think of Easter, and of course, that makes me think of carrot cake.

It’s one of my favorite desserts for both Easter and Mother’s Day.

And, how that I know how to make these soft, chewy cookies, I can enjoy them any time at all no matter what the occasion.

Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches, an easy cake mix recipe for frosting filled cookie sandwiches.

Of course, it’s so much easier to make a batch of cookies than it is to make a cake.

Plus, I can easily pack one or two for lunch without worrying about destroying a piece of cake.

One of my favorite things about carrot cake is the cream cheese frosting. But of course, you can always make buttercream frosting, too!

Carrot cake cookies on a blue plate, cookies are sandwiched with cream cheese frosting in the middle

So, if you are worried that you’ll miss that by enjoying these cookies, no problem at all.

By stacking two of these cookies together, you can make a sandwich with cream cheese frosting. These are very similar to our basketball ice cream cookie sandwiches.

But now, you have a portable piece of carrot cake with the frosting.

Can I make carrot cake cookies from scratch?


This recipe is the easiest to make with a carrot cake mix.

But, if you have a homemade recipe that you enjoy making, it should work the same way. 

If you would like to make from-scratch cookies, try this recipe from my friend at Savory Spin!

Carrot cake cookies on a white parchment baking sheet

What do I need to make carrot cake cookies?


This is a very simple cookie recipe.

All you will really need are the basics you would use to make any type of cookie recipe.

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Tips for making this carrot cake cookie recipe

  • If you do not have a non-stick cookie sheet, be sure to line the cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to your pan.
  • Don’t overcook the cookies or they will be too crispy. This means that your sandwich will fall apart when you bit into it.

Can I use pre-made frosting?


I love making homemade cream cheese frosting for our carrot cake cookie sandwich recipe. But, if you are short on time or just don’t want to, you can easily buy a container of frosting at the store.

It will work just as well as my homemade recipe. 

Or, if you want something a little bit different, you can choose your favorite vanilla or buttercream frosting instead of cream cheese. 

Fill the carrot cake cookie sandwiches with any frosting you like!

They will still be delicious.

Carrot cake cookie sandwich whoopie pies, cream cheese frosting sandwiched between two carrot cake cookies.

What else can I add to these cookies?


I’ve used a carrot cake mix to make these carrot cake cookies.

And, most of the time the mixes will have nuts included. But, if yours doesn’t, you can add chopped walnuts. 

You might also want to add a handful of raisins or even dried cranberries for a little bit more flavor.

Pumpkin seeds are a great way to add crunch without nuts.

Cream cheese filling in carrot cake cookies to make carrot cake cookie sandwiches

How should I store carrot cake cookies?


These cookies can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use them up within 3 to 4 days of being made. 

If you want to store these cookies for longer than 3 to 4 days, you can freeze them in a freezer bag for 3 to 4 weeks. Do not freeze the frosting with the cookies.

Carrot cake cookies from cake mix, these easiest way to make them.

More delicious Easter desserts


For more homemade Easter dessert ideas, why not try these easy recipes.

This homemade brownie recipe can be made at any time of year. This time we’re making a parfait with them and serving them for Easter desserts!

This carrot cake Easter bunny recipe is absolutely delicious. A bunny pan, a few M&M’s for decoration and you’ve got the perfect Easter dessert!

There’s always a fun Easter snack recipe to create. Try these Easter basket snacks with pudding, coconut, and M&M’s White Chocolate candies!

Dessert doesn’t have to be hard, and these apple pie Easter pastries prove that. With only a few ingredients, our apple pie Easter egg desserts are perfect for any celebration, any time of year!

Carrot cake cookies and cream cheese frosting to make carrot cake cookie sandwiches! This carrot cake cookie recipe is easy and delicious.

Carrot cake cookies from cake mix, these easiest way to make them.

Carrot Cake Cookies

Scrappy Geek
Carrot cake cookies, a recipe that easily transforms into carrot cake cookie sandwiches with a little bit of frosting.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 16 cookies

Equipment

  • Cookie Scoop
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooling rack
  • Kitchen Mixer (to make homemade frosting)

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 1 15.25 oz Package Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 count Large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Frosting

  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese Softened to room temperature
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter Salted or unsalted is fine, Softened to room temperature
  • 1 Pound Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • By hand, mix together carrot cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs
  • Using lightly floured hands, roll the dough into 2 inch balls
  • Place dough balls 2 inches apart on parchment lined or non-stick cookie sheet
  • Lightly spray the bottom of a drinking glass with cooking spray and flatten the cookies down to 1/2" thick discs
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet, move to cooling rack to cool completely

Frosting

  • Mix softened cream cheese and softened butter with a mixer
  • Slowly add powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached
  • Add vanilla extract, mix until incorporated

Assemble Cookie Sandwiches

  • After the cookies are cooled, use a piping bag or spoon to add a nice thick layer of frosting between two cookies

Video

Notes

The recipe makes approximately 16 good size cookies (8 cookie sandwiches). Skip the frosting if you're not planning to make cookie sandwiches.
If you opt to make cookie sandwiches, you may have leftover frosting, great for spoon-licking! I won't tell 🙂

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