Last Easter I made some of my friends Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies that were a huge hit. They have been requested on a regular basis since last year. I had full intentions of making them again for an Easter basket treat. One problem: I have no idea where the recipe came from.
I searched food blogs up and down and nothing looked familiar. While I didn’t find anything on the major recipe websites. I also don’t have the same computer I had last year so finding it in my bookmarks wasn’t gonna happen. Finally I just picked a recipe that looked similar and went with it.
Well, they turned out nothing like the ones I made last year. See, a whoopie pie is made of 2 cake-like cookies with sweet, creamy frosting in the middle. What I came out with were thin cookies with a crispy edge and soft middle. Oh well. So technically I can’t call them whoopie pies, but I can call them delicious.
What really makes these cookies is the cream cheese frosting that holds them together. A basic cream cheese frosting recipe was used and I added maple syrup and cinnamon. The frosting goes perfectly with the spiced carrot cookies and truly is carrot cake in the form of a cookie.
So, are you still looking for Easter ideas? I think the Easter bunny would appreciate these carrot cake sandwich cookies with cinnamon maple cream cheese frosting much more than a couple of lousy carrots…