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Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies With Cream Cheese Filling (Vegan)

Enjoy all the flavors of carrot cake, but in cute cookie form! With cream cheese filling sandwiched between two spiced carrot cookies, this dessert is sure to please any crowd.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling/Frosting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 sandwich cookies
Calories 621.7 kcal
Author Ayaka

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water (1 chia “egg”)
  • 1 cup softened vegan butter such as Earth Balance sticks
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

For The Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1/2 cup softened vegan butter such as Earth Balance sticks
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese such as Kite Hill or Tofutti
  • 3-5 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

For the Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together the chia seeds and water and set aside for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well combined.
  4. Add chia egg, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla and beat well.
  5. Fold in the shredded carrots, then mix in the flour and oats just until combined.
  6. Scoop heaping tablespoon sized balls of dough into prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 2″ between cookies.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, then set cookies aside to cool completely.

For the Filling

  1. Add the softened butter to a large mixing bowl and mix on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the cream cheese and beat thoroughly to combine. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until frosting is thick and spreadable and desired sweetness has been achieved.

  2. Spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting onto the flat side of half of the cookies, then top with the remaining cookies to create sandwiches.

  3. Enjoy!