Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

These moist peanut butter carrot cake whoopie pies have a cream cheese peanut butter frosting filling and are the ultimate cross of a peanut butter cookie and carrot cake.

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies - peanut butter carrot cake cookies filled with a peanut butter cream cheese frosting.


 

Today's the first Thursday of the month which means it's time for another Peanut Butter Bash recipe hop. This month's theme is peanut butter and carrots so I made these peanut butter carrot cake whoopie pies. Here are the things that I adore about these whoopie pies. They have peanut butter in them. The cookies are so soft and the texture is heavenly, there's ground ginger in them, AND peanut butter cream cheese frosting in between them. These are all things I thoroughly enjoy.

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies - peanut butter carrot cake cookies filled with a peanut butter cream cheese frosting.

So, I know carrot cake is often associated with Easter, but it's after Easter now and I'm still making it. I know, I'm such a rebel, but I know you will love it so much.

These taste like everything you want when you make a carrot cake.

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I'll admit that when the peanut butter bash members decided on peanut butter and carrots I was a little worried. They aren't normally two ingredients that I put together and judging by my google search not many people have thought to put them together. That's okay, I don't mind being different.

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies - peanut butter carrot cake cookies filled with a peanut butter cream cheese frosting.

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A stack of peanut butter whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting and a glass of milk.

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

These moist peanut butter carrot cake whoopie pies have a cream cheese peanut butter frosting filling and is the ultimate cross of a peanut butter cookie and carrot cake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 whoopie pies
Calories 476 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups shredded carrots

Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • ¼ cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix on medium until light and fluffy. This will be about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
  • Add in the baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and flour. Mix on low until most of the flour is incorporated.
  • Add in the shredded carrots and finish mixing on medium until the carrots and flour have come together.
  • Scoop the dough out onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Place into the oven and let bake for 12 minutes. The bottom of the cookies will start to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Place the cookies on the cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.

Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, add in the butter, cream cheese and peanut butter. Mix until combined.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and milk and mix until combined.
  • Turn the mixer up on high and whip for another 1 minute. The frosting will become pale and fluffy.
  • Place the frosting into a piping bag with a straight tip or a coupler.
  • Add a swirl onto the bottom of the cooled cookie and place a cookie on top. Give it a little squeeze to squish the frosting out of the sides a little.

Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 to 7 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 8gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 469mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 530IUCalcium: 51mgIron: 1.9mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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10 Comments

  1. Hi! So for the frosting, the ingredients for milk and butter, it says only T.
    Is this tablespoon or teaspoon?
    Thanks so much!
    🙂

    1. Hi Joni- I scoop about 2 tablespoons of batter onto the try and space them two inches apart. I hope you love them!

  2. Wow, talk about delicious! These sound like they are rich goodness! I would probably want to eat a lot of them. Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Link Party!

  3. This sounds amazING! I love how different theses are - and since there are carrots, it's pretty much a health food, right?

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