I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to spring! I know it will come soon! Its March already, and it is still REALLY cold here in Northern Iowa. Nevertheless, I am already picking out matching Easter outfits online for my boys and planning out all the items I want to get for their Easter baskets. ( I am all about giving them one or two practical items over the small, cheap stuff) . But also, I am looking forward to Easter foods!
When I think of Easter treats, anything carrot always comes to mind. Why? well, because the EASTER BUNNY eats carrots!
For a while now, on my “blog brainstorming list” I have jotted down different ” Carrot Cake” variations for a LONG time! I am thrilled that Nestle Toll House gave me the perfect excuse to share with you, my Carrot Cake Frosting-Frosted Cookies.
See, since I am the mom of two rambunctious toddler boys, I don’t always have the time to bake from scratch. I truly have a whole list of baking ventures I would like to go on, but it hardly happens. ( that’s why you always see easy recipes on this blog)
Nestle Toll House’s new “Rolled and Ready Sugar Cooke Dough Sheets” were super easy to use. Not only did it take less than 5 minutes to prep these sugar cookies to bake, but they also only took 9 minutes to bake in the oven. This is a wonderful and simple product that will allow anyone to showcase their baking creativity!
I was a little nervous attempting this recipe, because I have never seen anything like it online before. But I decided to give this Carrot Cake Frosting a try, and I loved it! I basically took all the flavors that you would find in a carrot cake and added it to cream cheese frosting.
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil – you can also use butter
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/8 cup of cane sugar
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1/2 chopped walnuts- you can also use pecans
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- In your mixer, mix together cream cheese and coconut oil. Add honey, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix until you achieve your desired texture. Add shredded carrots and walnuts last. If your texture is n’t thick enough, consider adding more cream cheese.
- You can use a hand held mixer as well.
One frosting tip that I have learned is to ALWAYS let cookies cool before frosting them, because you don’t want the frosting to melt.
I made my cookies circle, because I wanted my frosting to be the focus point. The nice thing about these Nestle Toll House Sugar cookie baking sheets, is you can use any shaped cookie cutter you like.
I didn’t want to make my frosting overly sweet. Carrot cake usually isn’t overly sweet, and a savory-ish cream cheese frosting actually pairs perfectly with this sugar cookie. I love using already prepared cookie dough, the cookie is perfect every time. Plus, you can always freeze the extra dough for another time. ( built in portion control)
This cookie dough is actually perfect to use for when you bake with kids. Hardly any mess, plus this is wonderful for tge attention span of any toddler, who wants a cookie Now! 🙂
Nestle Toll House actually has an entire spring line. I also tried the lemon white chocolate chip cookie dough, and it was delicious!