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3-D stacked carrot cookies

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Stacked carrot cookies

The kids won't mind eating their veggies with these sweet carrot cookies. They're a perfect springtime Easter treat.
Deliciously sweet veggies
Stacked carrot cookies

Here's a tasty treat for your Easter table. Any bunny would have fun creating these simple, stacked carrot cookies, complete with edible green tops!

3-D stacked carrot cookie recipe

Yields approximately 15 assembled cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup shortening or butter
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Orange food coloring
  • Cream cheese frosting (or frosting of your choice)
  • Edible Easter grass (available in the Easter candy aisle)

Directions:

1

Mix cookie batter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine carrot cake mix, vegetable oil, shortening (or butter), evaporated milk and vanilla and mix together on high until smooth. Add orange food coloring to achieve desired color. Mix until incorporated.

2

Pipe cookies

Pour the batter into a piping bag with a 1/4-inch round tip. Pipe small-to-large circles of batter, ranging in size from 1/2 to 2 inches, onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (Each carrot will use 9- 10 cookies.) 

3D Stacked carrot cookies

3

Make peaks for the bottom of the carrots

Give your smallest cookie a peak since it will be the bottom of the carrot.

3D Stacked carrot cookies

4

Bake and cut out largest cookies

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Immediately cut a 1/2-inch circle out of the center of the largest cookies.

3D Stacked carrot cookies

5

Cool

Allow the cookies to cool before removing them from the parchment paper.

3D Stacked carrot cookies

6

Frost bottoms of cookies

Tint the cream cheese frosting (or frosting of your choice) by mixing in orange food coloring to achieve desired color. Turn cookies upside down and align them in stacking order from largest to smallest. Put frosting in a piping bag and frost the bottoms of each cookie, except for the last one.

3D Stacked carrot cookies

7

Stack into carrot shapes

Starting with the largest cookie, begin stacking. Put assembled carrot cookies in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set the frosting and help them keep their shape.

3D Stacked carrot cookies

8

Cut edible grass

To add the grassy tops, cut small bunches from edible grass.

3D Stacked carrot cookies

9

Add grassy tops

Pipe frosting in the top cookie holes. Insert grass into frosted holes. Arrange the grass and trim with scissors to your liking.

3D Stacked carrot cookies

10

Eat!

Enjoy your deliciously sweet carrots!

3D Stacked carrot cookies

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