Monday, November 7, 2011

What I Love: Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Hey Dolls!
Today's recipe is "Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies" and here is more about it..

All of the flavor of carrot cake, just easier to eat.

Prep Time
1:15 Hr:Mins
Total Time
1:45 Hr:Mins
15 whoopie

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

Maple-Cream Cheese Filling
1 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or shredded coconut

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.
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.
Using ice cream scoop, drop batter onto cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart to make 30 cookies.
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.
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.
To make whoopie pies, sandwich filling between 2 cookies. To garnish, roll whoopie pies in pecans or coconut. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 15 whoopie pies

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
Using a box grater to shred the carrots makes the carrots the perfect size for this recipe.
Try playing with the spices to make a spicier version of carrot cake. They’re perfect for the fall weather.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)

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