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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cream Pies


These little guys are as delicious as they are cute. I've combined a classic oatmeal cream pie and the always amazing carrot cake to come up with a creative carrot concoction for my Pregnancy Foodie Project.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cream Pies

I was going to do something healthy like a roasted carrot dish, but hello! Carrot cake is my favie so any excuse to do some version of that and I'm all over it. These are like a cross between an oatmeal cream pie and a carrot cake whoopie pie; a cookie and a cake, if you will. Instead of using marshmallow fluff like in traditional oatmeal cream pies, I used my cream cheese frosting recipe, because it pairs so nicely with carrot cake.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cream Pies
      adapted from Whoopie Pies, oatmeal whoopie
4 T unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C old fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
3/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
2 grated carrots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet {or two} with parchment paper.
Use mixer with paddle attachment to beat together butter and both sugars on medium, until fluffy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the mixer several times to incorporate everything. Beat in one egg at a time, then add vanilla and beat until light and creamy, about 3 minutes.

In a food processor or blender, blend 3/4 C of the oats until it is very fine. Transfer ground oats to a medium bowl. Add the remaining oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt and stir.

Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and beat on low, just until combined. With a spatula, fold in the grated carrots. Use a spoon to drop 1 T of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat, and space the cookies at least 2 inches apart so they have room to spread. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 C powdered sugar

Cream the butter and cream cheese together in mixer with flat paddle attachment, until smooth. Add in vanilla and mix. Add in powdered sugar, about a cup and a time {begin with mixer on low}. Mix until frosting is smooth and creamy. Add a scoop of frosting to one side of a completely cooled carrot cake oatmeal cream pie, and place a second pie on top, "smooshing" the frosting down. Repeat for all pies.


If you want a traditional oatmeal cream pie recipe, sans carrot cake, try this one by my friend, Steph, at Macaroni and Cheesecake! And make a few extra, and then mail me one. Ok, thanks! If you would like to try the most delicious carrot cake you've had in your whole life, try my pineapple carrot cake recipe!

16 comments:

  1. I am in love!!! Carrot cake and oatmeal cream pies are both favorites of mine...but in a whoopie pie! Hello!!! These are incredible!!! Love X's a million:-)

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    1. Thank ya, ma'am! I was pretty excited too!

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  2. These look amazing! I made a similar carrot cake cookie sandwich a few years ago and these just reminded me that I need to make something like that again! Yours look so delish!

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  3. I love the idea of a carrot cake variation to an oatmeal cream pie!

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  4. looks great! I have never actually ate a whoopie pie before...... something about moon pies a kid makes me wary of sweet sandwiches. These are worthy of a try. Good job coming up with something different. I love it! oh new reader by-the-way ;)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. And welcome!! So happy to have you. Yeah, I basically love anything that's cakey and has frosting smeared on it. haha

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  5. I looooove these! My husband will too, totally pinning!

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    1. Thanks, Dorthy! And thanks for pinning! :)

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  6. I sooooooooo want to make these now after seeing them. Love the idea! Pinning!!!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I was going to link them to your "Sweets for Saturday" post, but it is closed. Darn! All of those goodies look delicious!

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  7. These look so tempting, and I love the combination of an oatmeal cream pie and a carrot cake whoopie pie! I'll definitely have to try these sometime.

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  8. These look fabulous! Such a great idea to use the carrot cake flavors and cream cheese icing! And thank you so much for the shout out, that is so sweet!:)

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