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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream-Cheese Fillling

With its rich cream-cheese frosting and moist interior, what's not to love about carrot cake? Inspired by another heritage recipe, these carrot cake cookies are ultra delicious.

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream-Cheese Filling

Makes about 30 sandwich cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pressing cookies
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cups carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • Cream-Cheese Filling (recipe follows)
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on medium speed until combined. 

2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; mix on low speed until just combined. Add rolled oats, carrots and raisins on low speed; mix just until combined. Do not overmix. 

3. Chill the dough in the mixing bowl for approximately 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with nonstick parchment paper and set aside. Place additional flour in a small bowl. 

4. Using a 1-inch ice cream scoop or your hands, form dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 2 inches apart. Dip the bottom of a small custard cup or glass in the flour and press down on the balls of dough, forming flat rounds. 

5. Bake cookies until brown and crisp, about 10 to 11 minutes, rotating the baking sheets from front to back in the oven to ensure even baking. Transfer baking sheets to wire racks to cool; cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely. 

6. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the Cream-Cheese Filling onto the bottom of a cookie. Place a second cookie on top of the filling to form a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Cream-Cheese Filling

Makes about 2 cups
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature, cut into small cubes
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl; beat cream cheese with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add butter and combine with the beaten cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla extract; stir until smooth, making sure no lumps of cream cheese or butter remain. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

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