April Fool’s Day has never been a day that I have loved to celebrate. Not much on pranks, well more so pranks and jokes being played on me. So I decided to take this April Fool’s Day and make something sweet for all: Mock Carrot Cake Cookies. No joke about these cookies. They have all the wonderful flavors of the basic carrot cake, but without the carrots and pecans. We added fun orange sprinkles instead to give the appearance of carrots.
Most delicious prank: Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
This is one prank that all will enjoy. The key to this cookie is the added powdered sugar to the cookie dough mix as well as powdered sugar being used to roll the cookies out. Powdered sugar keeps the cookies from tasting too dry and gives them a more soft texture. Another key ingredient to this cookie is the use of Butter Vanilla Bakery Emulsion instead of the vanilla extract. Y’all, this stuff is life changing when it comes to baking. Get you some and you will see!
We decided to take advantage of this dough and make Easter cut-out cookies. If you would rather skip the whole cut-out step, you can simply roll the dough into 1″ balls instead. For both cookie methods, I would still place dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using. It allows all the flavors and flour to mesh together.
Love the idea of having the carrots and not the orange sprinkles? No problem! Add 1/2 cup of shredded carrots to the cookie dough mix instead of the sprinkles. That is it!
I also can’t forget to mention that we used whole wheat flour for these cookies. We are trying to incorporate more ‘healthier’ ingredients to all our dishes, and this was one easy way to incorporate it! The whole wheat flour did not alter the taste of these cookies at all. Believe me, my children act like food judges majority of the time.
Hoping everyone enjoys these cookies! My kids could not wait to get their hands on these cookies after the smell of cinnamon and cloves filled the house while they were baking. Be right back after I play a prank on them: eating the very last cookie!