Carrot Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches*

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Katie Holmes finally filed for divorce from Jump On Couches (my Indian name for Tom Cruise).

It’s freaking hot outside. You can tell because everyone and their mother is posting a picture of the temperature on Facebook. …cause you know, you totally couldn’t have known it was hot without their brilliant status update.

And I am currently addicted to crinkle cookies that you make from a box.

You are now caught up on all the important world news — according to Jessica — in just 4 sentences. Don’t you wish it was always that easy?

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When I first made crinkle cookies, I imagined I would one day smash them tougher with some kind of frosting. So when Tina suggested I do it with carrot cake mix and cream cheese frosting, I knew it was destined to be.

These adorable sandwich cookies are incredibly easy, ridiculously fast and totally don’t fit into that whole “cook like your grandmother” thing. But hey…they sure are tasty. 😉



Carrot Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches

Yield: 10 Sandwich Cookies


  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 18.25 oz box Carrot Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar


Preheat oven to 375°F and line two cookie sheets with a silicon mat or parchment paper. Place powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine butter, eggs and carrot cake mix until there are no large lumps left.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls (about 1 tablespoon worth of dough) and coat in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches for spreading.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops have cracked and the tops look set (the centers will still be slightly gooey). Let sit for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

While the cookies are cooling, cream butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in vanilla and cinnamon. Add confectioners' sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high until frosting is smooth.

Scrape frosting into a piping bag with a plain circle tip, or in a ziplock baggie with the tip cut off. Pipe filling into the center of every other cookie, and then sandwich together.

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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47 Responses to “Carrot Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches”

  1. 1

    Katarina — July 10, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    These are beautiful and I bet they taste great!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 10, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Best use ever of carrot cake mix! and the frosting…I could JUST have that and be super happy :)

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 10, 2012 @ 4:43 am

    Ugh, these look so good!!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 10, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    I’m a huge fan of all these cake mix crinkle cookies… especially since you added some homemade cream cheese icing!

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    DessertForTwo — July 10, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Thanks for the info, Newswoman Jessica! :) I’d be lost without you!

    ps Crinkle cookies are tops!

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    Devon — July 10, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Yesterday as I was driving home from work, I was thinking about fluffy carrot cake cookies with some sort of icing in between them. Then I see this.

    How did you know?!

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    Cassie — July 10, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    These are the most adorable crinkle cookies ever. Completely brilliant!

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    sally @ sally's baking addiction — July 10, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    I agree with Averie— best use of carrot cake mix I’ve ever seen!! And that says a lot because I am in love with Betty Crocker’s super moist carrot cake mix. Jessica, these look so good!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — July 10, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    I love these! And so great to make a carrot cake crinkle cookie (delicious in addition to alliterative). Also…my grandma made very few things from scratch. She came to America so that life would be easier…thus you are cooking like *my* grandma, if nobody else’s. 😉

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — July 10, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    These look fantastic! I always think of crinkle cookies as chocolate…love that you changed it up!

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    Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey — July 10, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Lol, everytime I hear his name I immediately imagine him jumping on Oprah’s couch….what a tool.

    The cookies….amazing….I am so pinning these and making them ones temperature drops low enough for me to turn on the oven :)

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    ErinsFoodFiles — July 10, 2012 @ 3:56 pm


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    Helene — July 10, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Oh my I like your cookies so much. I’ll have to bake them :)

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 10, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Aww, this stinks. These look absolutely incredible but we don’t have carrot cake mix (or any carrot cake, or normal cake mix) where I live. Wah. But I can still make the frosting! Yeah. A big bowl of frosting sounds good to me.

    Even if I find a carrot cake cookie recipe, it won’t be crinkly like these. Crinkly cookies are the best!

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 10, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Okay, you’ve grabbed my attention! Carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes…ever. And now you’ve gone and turned it into a bite-sized little treat that I am certain I wouldn’t be able to resist!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — July 10, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Ha – no kidding with the temperature photos on Instagram and FB. :) In OTHER news….these look crazy amazing!!! Carrot cake pretty much always wins out for me when given a choice, and these are adorable!!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — July 10, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    Love these! Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a favorite of mine. How can you resist the flavors wrapped up in a cute little cookie?

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 10, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    I would have a lurve affair with crinkle cookies. And seriously – carrot? I thought Red Velvet were totally like the next badass thing since sliced bread – way to outdo even those!! Holla!

    PS – Best Indian Name For A Crazy Alien Man – EVA’!

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    Katrina — July 10, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    These look like a dream!

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    Joanne — July 10, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    Can we have a crinkle cookie party for Katie? I’m pretty sure that she hasn’t been allowed to eat crinkle cookies since she married Mr. JoC and she needs them. Maybe then we can convince her to do the Dawson’s Creek reunion!!!

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    Anna Davidoff — July 10, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    oh my … these look like trouble.
    So my first thought when I read they will last for up to 3 days was .. “huh, that’s unfortunate that cookies only last 3 days” but it only took an iota of a second to realize “who am I kidding, these won’t last a day in my house!!!”
    I’m so excited to make them, thanks for the recipe!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, inc. — July 10, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    love these!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 11, 2012 @ 12:24 am

    Best use of a carrot cake ever!!!! These are the yummiest and easiest looking cookie!!! Love it!!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 11, 2012 @ 2:36 am

    Love these carrot cake turned cookies! And that cinnamon cream cheese is absolutely perfect! I need about a dozen of these right about now.

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 11, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Brilliant use of carrot cake mix! These are amazing! Loving that cinnamon cream cheese filling!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 11, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Love me a sandwich cookie. Especially ones that starts with a cake mix!

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    Susan Patterson — July 11, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I’m sitting here in the doctor’s office waiting to be seen. I was fending off hunger pains somewhat successfully – until I read your post! Now my stomach is growling audibly and I just want to hide. Hate you! *grin*

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    Senior Care Lockport IL — July 11, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    hahaha…. hilarious name for Tom Cruise… and the Facebook postings with pictures of the temperature is definitely getting old!

    However, these crinkle cookies not only look easy to make, they look and sound delicious!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 11, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    I hate cream cheese *gasp* and yet I totally want those cookies and frosting.

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    Joy — July 12, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    I love this idea. It looks great.

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    Tina {My Life as a Mrs} — July 12, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    love these photos. love these cookies. love YOU. :)

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    Sues — July 12, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    Such a genius idea! I’ll take my carrot cake any way I can!

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    Lauren — July 12, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    This is a GREAT idea….

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    Caroline — July 12, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Definitely going to try!

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    myfudo — July 12, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    Looks delicious, I bet they really are. Cream cheese and carrot is a combination worth my while, all the time. I love how you added more charm to just the usual crinkle cookies, you made it into a sandwich. A totally must try combo!

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    Papa — July 13, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I made these for my wife and her nurses and WOW! So easy and SO incredibly delicious! You’ve got a big fan now. Keep ’em coming!

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    JulieD — July 13, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    These are so cute!

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    Kerstin — July 14, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    Mmm, carrot cake is my favorite- these sound just fabulous!

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — July 14, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Yes, yes, and YES! I make carrot cake something for Ben every year for his birthday in October. This will have to be next!

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    The Teacher Cooks — July 16, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Saw these when you tweeted about them this morning. What a great use for a cake mix! Cannot wait to try them. I may even use them in my classroom!

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    camryn — July 16, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    i made these this weekend… seriously to die for!!!!!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, inc. — July 18, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    these rock! YUM Jessica

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    Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — July 18, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    These look fabulous Jessica! Missed them earlier and just saw on Pinterest!

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    Cheryl Christian — July 30, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    Can you freeze these? These look so good and love that you can indulge with small bites. Hint that is why I need to freeze them ,so I don’t eat the whole batch in one sitting…LOL

    • Jessica replied: — July 31st, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

      Hey Cheryl,

      I wish, but I don’t think they will hold up well in the freezer. Maybe make them when you have multiple people coming over to help get rid of any extras 😉

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    MKavuluri — September 19, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    is there any particular kind of cake mix that you would recommend ?

    • Jessica replied: — September 25th, 2013 @ 12:40 am

      I usually use Duncan Hines brand. But any will work!

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