Easter is coming and what better way to kick up your Easter Egg Hunt then with some Carrot Cake Cookies and a basket full of SweeTARTS?
Carrot cake is one of my favorite spring desserts. This year I’m taking that classic carrot cake and turning it into easy to make cookies every bunny loves! Topped with cream cheese frosting, coconut, and chopped pecans, this carrot cake cookie recipe will become a holiday favorite. These cookies didn’t even make it a day at my house. We all kept finding excuses to walk through the kitchen and snag one. Maybe it’s the best cream cheese frosting for cookies or the soft texture of these carrot cake cookies. Either way, you’ll want to make a double batch!!
CARROT CAKE COOKIES
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Easter is one of my most favorite times of the year. I’ve always been a fan of watching my kids search for eggs or their Easter Baskets. For the last few years, we’ve been having our kids do a hunt that consisted of clues! And they absolutely love it!
They love to know that the Easter bunny went and did something special just for them, and they have just a BLAST trying to figure out where on earth the clues could be hidden and where they will end up in the end.
This year we filled our Easter Baskets with SweeTARTS Sour Bunny Gummies Treat Size Pouches and SweeTARTS Egg Fillers! They are a very affordable treat and come in various sizes so you can stuff eggs big and small because we all know that there is nothing better than a variety of eggs!
The bunny-shaped limited-edition SweeTARTS Sour Bunny Gummies are great for those who love a touch of sour with their candy, and they are free of artificial flavors and colors.
Around here we say go big or go home and the SweeTARTS Egg Filler bag is a gigantic 52 oz. with 190 pieces of your favorite original, chew and extreme sour chewy SweeTARTS treats which gives you all the variety to stuff those eggs full.
If you want to do a scavenger hunt like we do with our kids here are some clues that you can use to get the hunt started:
- This Easter Egg Hunt is starting to hop, go find your next clue by something that goes tick tock!
- Now that you’re here, time is ticking by, hop to the next clue where you’ll find something you use to dry!
- Yay you find me all snuggled and warm, the next clue you’ll find in something you’ve worn!
- Now that you’ve found me the bunnies tail is wiggling in joy, better find the next clue where you put your toys,
- Wow what a mess, you better sort these all, you just missed the bunny so the next clue is by something you use to call!
- You’ve found the last clue, hip hop hooray! Your basket you’ll find by the stairway.
As easy as it is, it is fun, creative and the kids love it! What they also love is our tradition of making the perfect Carrot Cake Cookies that they can enjoy at the end of their hunt!
Full of deliciousness and topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting, these Carrot Cake Cookies are sprinkled with a little bit of shredded coconut and chopped pecans. What is easter without carrot cake? Well, we decided to switch it up a bit and turn our favorite into cookie form.
These cookies are big, soft and tasty. The kids and adults will adore them. So if you’re looking for a fun tradition this Easter, try this fun Easter Egg Hunt and finish it off with some Carrot Cake Cookies!
Want more Easter dessert recipes?
- Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups
- Bunny Munch Mix
- Raspberry Cheesecake Bites
- Easy Cream Puffs
- “Carrot” Strawberries
- More dessert recipes…
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, soft
- 2-3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Chopped pecans
- Shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in your eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking soda.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until combined. Mix in your carrots until blended.
- Roll 2 Tbs of cookie dough into balls and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Gently press dough down with palm until flattened.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile to make your frosting in a stand mixer by beating the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
- Add in vanilla and mix until combined. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing until just combined after each addition, until desired consistency is reached.
- Spread onto cooled cookies and sprinkle with pecans and coconut.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SweeTARTS. The opinions and text are all mine.