Recipes - Super Simple Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

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[h=1]Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies[/h]




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Prep Time1 hr 15 min



  • Total Time1 hr 45 min
  • Servings15

[h=4]Ingredients[/h][h=2]Cookies[/h] 2 cups - Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 1 1/2 - teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon - baking powder 1 teaspoon - ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon - ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon - salt 1/2 teaspoon - freshly ground nutmeg 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup - granulated sugar 1/2 cup - packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons - vanilla 1 1/2 cups - grated carrots 1/2 cup - sweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup - chopped pecans
[h=2]Maple-Cream Cheese Filling[/h] 1 cup - butter, softened 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup - real maple syrup 1 teaspoon - vanilla 2 cups - powdered sugar
[h=2]Garnish[/h] 1/2 cup - finely chopped pecans or shredded coconut







[h=4]Directions[/h]
  • 1 - Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and nutmeg; set aside.
  • 2 - In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, the granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping bowl after each addition. Beat in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add carrots, coconut and pecans; beat on low speed until combined.
  • 3 - Using ice cream scoop, drop batter onto cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart to make 30 cookies.
  • 4 - Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are set; do not overbake. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 - To make filling, in small bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar, beating until filling is smooth.
  • 6 - To make whoopie pies, sandwich filling between 2 cookies. To garnish, roll whoopie pies in pecans or coconut. Store in refrigerator.
 
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