Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

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19Ingredients
85Minutes
1850Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots (finely grated, about 3 large carrots)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into pieces, room temperature)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine sugars and butter; beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat on medium speed until well combined.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; stir to combine. Gradually add flour to butter mixture; mix on a low speed until just blended. Mix in oats, carrots, and raisins. Chill dough in refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour.
    3. Using a 1/2-ounce ice-cream scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Transfer to oven, and bake until browned and crisped, rotating pan halfway through baking to ensure even color, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat baking process with remaining dough. Once cooled completely, use an offset spatula to spread about 2 teaspoons of cream-cheese filling onto a cookie. Sandwich together with a second cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
    4. Place cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, soften cream cheese. Gradually add butter, and continue beating until smooth and well blended. Sift in confectioners' sugar, and continue beating until smooth. Add vanilla, and stir to combine.
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    NutritionView More

    1850Calories
    Sodium36% DV870mg
    Fat145% DV94g
    Protein39% DV20g
    Carbs80% DV240g
    Fiber36% DV9g
    Calories1850Calories from Fat850
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat94g145%
    Saturated Fat55g275%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol350mg117%
    Sodium870mg36%
    Potassium770mg22%
    Protein20g39%
    Calories from Fat850
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate240g80%
    Dietary Fiber9g36%
    Sugars154g308%
    Vitamin A200%
    Vitamin C6%
    Calcium25%
    Iron35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.