Carrot Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches

Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins
Total 28 mins

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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. 😉

Yield: 10 Sandwich Cookies

Carrot Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches

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Carrot Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches are made with carrot cake mix and filled with cream cheese frosting. It's impossible not to love every bite of these soft and sweet carrot cake cookies!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, eggs and carrot cake mix until there are no large lumps left.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 4g

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48 Responses
  1. Cheryl Christian

    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

    1. Jessica

      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 😉

  2. The Teacher Cooks

    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!

  3. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

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

  4. Papa

    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!

  5. myfudo

    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!

  6. Senior Care Lockport IL

    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!!

  7. Susan Patterson

    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*

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

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

  9. Anna Davidoff

    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!

  10. Joanne

    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!!!

  11. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    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’!

  12. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    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?

  13. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    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!!

  14. Cookin' Canuck

    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!

  15. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    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!

  16. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    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 🙂

  17. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

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

  18. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    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. 😉

  19. sally @ sally's baking addiction

    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!

  20. Devon

    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?!

  21. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

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

  22. Averie @ Averie Cooks

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

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