Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Carrot Cake inspired Cookies filled with Vanilla cream cheese that are gluten-free, egg-free and sugar-free, high in protein – but definitely not fun-free!

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Vegetarian
  • Desserts
  • Health

Cooking Methods

  • Baking

Serves

6

Prep Time

45 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 500 ml (2 cups) carrots, peeled and grated
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) raisins or cranberries
  • 500 ml (2 cups) gluten-free rolled oats
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) pea protein
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) almond flour
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) xylitol
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) nutmeg
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250 ml (1 cup) unsweetened apple sauce (Make your own with our recipe or Buy it)
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp) honey
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) apple cider vinegar
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 250 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp) xylitol icing sugar
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract

Directions

Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated carrots, raisins or cranberries and all dry ingredients.
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the apple sauce, honey, vinegar, and vanilla.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and combine the wet mixture with the dry ingredients. Mix using a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball.
  5. Use your hands and divide the mixture into 12. Roll each piece into a golf ball-sized ball and flatten on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake the cookies for about 25-30 minutes, or until cooked. They will harden upon cooling.
  7. Cream Cheese Icing

    1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
    2. Once the cookies are completely cooled down, spread the cream cheese icing on 6 of the cookies and smash with the remaining cookies to create a sandwich.

Notes

Unsweetened Apple Sauce, make your own or use this recipe: http://foodloversmarket.co.za/recipes/sugar-free-applesauce/ OR If you do not have time to make an apple sauce buy a tin of unsweetened pie apples and blend until smooth!
If you don’t want the cream cheese, simple enjoy them as cookies. This recipe will make 12 cookies.
Sugar-Free & Egg-Free Baking Tip: To avoid using egg in baking you can use apple sauce – this helps with the binding process and as a sweetener.

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