Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

Quick, easy and delicious theses Carrot Cake Cookie cups whip up in a flash and moist, soft, creamy and a perfectly hand-held treat!

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

So I’ve been in the Spring mood lately! It’s 60 degrees here in Minnesota and that’s absolutely not normal, but this girl isn’t complaining because I know we have plenty of cold weather to come as this surely is just a fluke, but one that I’m absolutely enjoying!

 

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

Now while other’s may be outside when the weather is nice, I like to bake. Well let’s face it, I like to bake no matter what weather or what time of day it is. But since it’s nice out, I’ve been busting out some of the springtime recipes and what screams Spring more than Carrot Cake? Well how about some Carrot Cake Cookie Cups?

If you don’t know what a cookie cup is, they are small cookies in the shapes of “cups” or mini muffins that have been indented in the middle to give it a little space to place some filling. Now there are all sorts of different cookie cups on the blogosphere, with all sorts of different fillings.

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

But these Carrot Cake Cookie Cups I’m pretty sure you can guess what’s inside of these! That’s right, cream cheese frosting! Carrot Cake and cream cheese are just a match made in heave. I decided to sprinkle on some cinnamon for a little extra spice as well as some chopped walnuts for a little crunch behind each bite. 

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

My family loves cookie cups. I don’t have too any on the blog as of now because they don’t last too long in my house unfortunately. Well maybe that’s fortunately for my sake because if it wasn’t for my kids gobbling them right up this girl would be. 

Carrot Cake is my son’s absolute favorite cake. Weird right? Usually kids are more of the chocolate or marble fans, but nope this kids LOVES his carrot cake. But then again he loves carrots with ranch so I can see where the love comes from…sorta.

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

So any time anything “carrot” dessert is made that kid is right there next to mom in the kitchen mouth just drooling asking when it’s going to be done. Luckily these buggers whip up in under 20 minutes start to finish! I mean who doesn’t adore those quick, easy and super fast desserts?

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

So if you’re anything like me and you’re craving all the desserts that shout spring, then these Carrot Cake Cookie Cups are calling your name!

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Carrot Cake Cookie Cups
Carrot Cake Cookie Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cake, Carrot Cake Cookie Cups, Cookie Cups
Servings: 24 cups
Calories: 179 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 15.25 oz box carrot cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
FROSTING
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In bowl mix together your cake mix, butter and egg until well blended.
  3. Spray a 24 count mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Taking about 1 Tbs of dough, roll into a ball and place in wells of muffin tin.
  5. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until set, remove from oven and using a teaspoon press middles down to create indent, set aside to cool.
  6. Meanwhile to make frosting, in bowl mix together your cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  7. Add in your powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth again, add to piping bag and pipe into cooled cookie cups.
  8. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and chopped walnuts if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Cookie Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 16g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups

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