Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Twyla Cook

By
@Prango

Great for diabetics.

Calories: 146
Carbohydrates: 22.5
Cholesterol: 22mg
Fat: 5.0g
Saturated Fat: 1.2g
Fiber: 2.7g
Sodium: 190mg
Protein: 3.9g

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Serves:

20

Ingredients

1 c
organic whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c
wheat bran
1 c
oatmeal
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
pumpkin pie spice (or fresh nutmeg, cause i’m sure you’re more likely to have that around)
3/4 c
chopped pecans
1 Tbsp
real vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
shredded carrot (not store bought -- freshly grated in a cheese grater)
2
eggs
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
golden raisins

FILLING:

2 c
17.6 oz container (about 2 cups) 2% greek yogurt (fage brand recommended)
1/4 c
local honey
1 tsp
cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2
In a small bowl, pour about half cup of hot water over the raisins and let them soak. In a bowl, whisk the eggs well. Add applesauce, butter, and brown sugar and stir. Drain the raisins and add them, and the carrots to the wet mixture. In another large bowl, mix all dry ingredients and the nuts.

Gently, in thirds add the dry ingredients to the wet. You should get a pretty thick dough at this point, firm enough keep form on a baking sheet, but still more moist than your typical cookie.

Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Use an ice cream scoop for large cookies, or a tablespoon for smaller ones and set them 2’’ apart. Bake for 12-16 minutes, depending on cookie size, until edges brown a little and the middle is just set. Timing will vary.
In the meantime, mix all filling ingredients with a whisk and put in fridge to firm up.

*Allow cakey cookies to cool before assembling the sandwiches. Then bring them to me. Or use desired amount of filling and eat immediately as the yogurt gets a bit messy once it starts to soften. You could also freeze them for about 30 minutes, which would make them much easier to eat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #cookie, #Diabetic