They may be bite sized, but these super easy Carrot Cake Cookie Cups are filled with a healthy dollop of cream cheese frosting and they are the perfect way to get your carrot cake fix in a few delicious bites!
Guys, there is no shame in my game about using a boxed mix or premade dough in recipes. You probably know by now that I'm thisclose with Duncan and Betty and that cute little dough boy. And for good reason: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. Key Lime Cookie Cups. Two Bite Brownie Cookies. Apple Pie Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars!
So, busy bakers unite for this new easy recipe that starts with a carrot cake cake mix and ends with two cream cheese frosting topped bites of deliciousness!!
- carrot cake mix
- cream cheese frosting
Step by step
Really, just stir together the dry carrot cake mix, an egg, a stick of softened butter and BOOM! carrot cake cookie dough!!
Then, just scoop a tablespoon of the dough into two 12-cavity mini muffin pans and bake for about 15 minutes.
Once the carrot cake cookie cups are baked, allow them to cool for a minute or two, then use a wooden tart press or the back of a measuring spoon to create wells in the baked cookie cups.
Fill a piping bag with cream cheese frosting - make your own from scratch or use a tub of frosting - (this is a judgment free zone) - and fill the cookie cups with a pretty dollop of frosting. And a sprinkling of sparkly orange sugar doesn't hurt either 😉
This super easy treat would be a perfect end to Easter dinner or added to your Springtime brunch! Carrot cake is one of the only sweets my hubby likes, so these Carrot Cake Cookie Cups might even make an appearance in November for his birthday. And I don't think anyone will complain 😉
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Want to pick up some of the kitchen tools (and even some of the fun props) that I used to make these Carrot Cake Cookie Cups?
- Wilton Disposable Piping Bags
- Wilton Piping Tips
- Wooden Tart Press/Tamper
- KitchenAid Mini Muffin Tin
- Mini Galvanized Cake Stand (similar)
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