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Mock Carrot Cake Cookies

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.

Mock Carrot Cake Cookies

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!

Mock Carrot Cake Cookies

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.

Mock Carrot Cake Cookies

Mock Carrot Cake Cookies

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.

Mock Carrot Cake Cookies

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!


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Mock Carrot Cake Cookies Yum
These Mock Carrot Cake Cookies take the wonderful flavors of the basic carrot cake and bring them to this soft cookie without the carrots and pecans. Orange sprinkles are added to the cookie dough to give the appearance of carrots. If you are looking for something with that great cinnamon and clove flavor, this cookie is where it is!
Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time ~30 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time ~30 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. (I don't usually sift with a sifter. I will use a fork and stir the dry ingredients together. The point of sifting is not only for getting all ingredients mix well without all the big chunks, but also to add air to the dry mixture.)
    Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars on medium-low speed for about 4 minutes until the butter looks creamy and sugar is well incorporated. Then add egg and vanilla extract. Beat just until combined.
    Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Beat just until combined. You do not want to over mix.
    Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
  4. If you are wanting to add the orange sprinkles (or opt for the shredded carrots), you will mix them in carefully into the dough by hand. Do not use the mixer to mix in the sprinkles.
    Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
  5. This step is an important one for all my cookies. Place dough into an air tight container and allow to sit in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before baking. I normally preheat the oven during this time.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350.
  7. When you are ready to bake the cookies, remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. For cut-out cookies, sprinkle the powdered sugar on a clean surface and roll the dough out to about 1/4" thickness. Place the cut-out cookies onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
    Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
  8. Bake for ~12 minutes are until the edges begin to turn a light brown.
  9. Allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes, then enjoy!
    Mock Carrot Cake Cookies
Recipe Notes

This cookie dough will be good for up to 5 days stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

 

Mock Carrot Cake Cookies

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