Do you remember that moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting I shared with you a while back? These oatmeal carrot whoopie cookies are basically that cake, in cookie form.
See that thick layer of cream cheese frosting? Looking at that makes my heart melt. And my mouth water. And my belly rumble. That it’s sandwiched between two soft carrot-y oatmeal cookies is almost too much for me to handle.
Must. Go. Eat. Another …
The only word of warning I have for you is to make then smaller than you see in the pictures here. It’s a lot of cookie and even one is pretty filling. Unless you’re having cookies for dinner (and I’m certainly not going to judge you if you are ;)) then making them 3-4 bite sized big would be perfect.
Make sure to follow The Endless Meal!
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon allspice
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2½ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons finely shredded carrot
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
- ¾ cup cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until very creamy, about 2 minutes. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until just combined. Stir in the oats, carrot, raisins and walnuts.
- Drop by heaping tablespoon (or more for bigger cookies) onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are just starting to get brown along the edges.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cookie sheet to cool completely.
- Beat together all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Once the cookies are completely cool spread with a knife or pipe the frosting onto the bottom half of half the cookies. Top each with the remaining half of the cookies.