When we hosted Caroline’s birthday party, I had a lot of fun creating the menu. Carrot cake and bunnies are a natural pairing, which becomes more obvious around this time of year. Carrot cake abounds! These carrot cake whoopie pies are a great way to get your carrot cake fix without eating an entire slice.
The version I originally made for the party was highly flawed recipe. We had to use a few tricks to salvage them for the party (thankfully they still tasted great). I had to do some more tweaking and testing before it was ready to be released into the wild, but finally I have a version that is most definitely worthy of your time and your tastebuds. The cookie is soft, lightly spiced, and a little bit chewy. Paired with my favorite cream cheese frosting, they are pretty hard to resist.
Mix It Up – Some variations to try:
- For a bit of tropical flair, substitute a portion of the oats for shredded coconut and add a small amount of coconut extract to the filling.
- Add up to ½ cup of chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans to the cookie dough for some added crunch.