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Feb 13

Carrot Cake Breakfast Sandwich Cookies

{Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Welch’s. Thank you for supporting brands that align with my mission and help make this blog possible. I was compensated for my time.}

Today we discuss…how to throw an indoor picnic.

This is how you thrown an indoor picnic.  (AKA how to stay in bed even longer on the weekend).  #spon

Awhile ago I saw some instagram account (I think it was Pottery Barn) mention something about an indoor picnic.  Ever since, I haven’t been able to get the idea out of my head.  And my head is a very cluttered space so I’m impressed that this idea was able to stay afloat above all the noise.  I think the idea kept screaming at me because in my head “how to throw an indoor picnic” is the same thing as “how to stay in bed on a Saturday morning even longerrrr”.

Let’s get down to it.  These cookies have CAKE in the title…so they are more fluffy and cake-like than chewy.  I liked them best after they had sat in the fridge overnight and they were just so moist and perfect to enjoy alongside a mug of coffee or a glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice

I ate my cookies cold in the morning because I like ’em like that. 

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookie Sandwiches | immaEatThat #spon Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookie Sandwiches | immaEatThat #spon

The cookies are refined sugar-free (they’ve got maple syrup) and the icing is made with Welch’s 100% Grape Juice that has no added sugar…it’s just naturally sweet.  And while the cookies only have about 3 tablespoons grape juice with Concord grapes, serving these cookies with a glass of this Welch’s juice may help support a healthy heart.

So obvi these cookies were made for breakfast.  Especially a weekend breakfast when you make the cookies the night before and you wake up and put everything on a tray (maybe add a vase with a flower in it if you’re feeling fancy). 

Then it’s wonderful because you put that tray on your bed and YOU GET BACK IN BED.  Ideal! I KNOW.

This is how you thrown an indoor picnic.  (AKA how to stay in bed even longer on the weekend).  #spon

And as you’re in bed eating your breakfast cookie sandwich, you can pretend weekend chores (like laundry) don’t exist. 

I have a tendency to go through laundry detergent WAY too fast.  Before getting married, I didn’t know this was a tendency one could have…but apparently it is.  Andrew says our laundry detergent should last 7+ months.  The detergent bottle says it’s good for 100 loads and we do about 3 loads a week so it should last 30 weeks.  Our last laundry detergent (which was the same size as the new one) only lasted 3 months (…I don’t keep track of things like that but someone in this house does).  I guess I just wanna make sure the clothes are like REALLY clean, ya know, so then I use way too much.  

This is how you thrown an indoor picnic.  (AKA how to stay in bed even longer on the weekend).  #spon

But back to indoor picnics. 

They’re nice because you don’t have to go to a diner where you may get stuck at a syrup-covered booth were everything is just.so.sticky. 

Am I the only one who gets kinda creeped out by diners and their stickiness?  We almost went here Sunday after church, it’s diner-y, but I decided I just couldn’t do it because I legit get grossed out by thinking of sitting in a syrup-covered booth (and parking was a nightmare).  I felt very irrational in the moment.  Sometimes I’m a stick in the mud.  Honestly, I was made to be a homebody.  Give me my puppy & husband & indoor picnics and I’m good to go.

This is how you thrown an indoor picnic.  (AKA how to stay in bed even longer on the weekend).  #spon

So the steps to throwing an indoor picnic are simple:

  1. Find a tray (or a baking sheet will do).
  2. Put breakfast on the tray (preferably these Carrot Cake Breakfast Sandwich Cookies made with Welch’s 100% Grape Juice Icing).
  3. Get yourself a mug of coffee/make yourself a homemade latte/pour a glass of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice.  Put the drink on the tray.
  4. Bring the tray to your bed.
  5. GET BACK IN BED.

I’m sensing this would be a wonderful idea for Valentine’s Day.

This is how you thrown an indoor picnic.  (AKA how to stay in bed even longer on the weekend).  #spon

Carrot Cake Breakfast Sandwich Cookies with Welch's 100% Grape Juice Icing

Fluffy (refined sugar-free) cookies make the perfect breakfast.

Yield: 6 large sandwich cookies

Prep Time: 30

Cook Time: 14

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Carrot Cake Cookies

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup carrots, grated

1/4 cup raisins

1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large banana, mashed (~1/2 cup)

1 egg

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Icing

7 oz 0% Greek yogurt, plain

2-3 tablespoon Welch's 100% Grape Juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a bowl, combine oats, flour, carrots, raisins, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine mashed banana, egg, maple syrup and vanilla.  Pour these wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until a (slightly wet) dough forms.
  4. Use a spoon to scoop dough into 12 balls and place on a greased baking sheet.  The dough will be more wet than normal cookie dough, so don't expect it to roll into a ball...just make 12 mounds of the dough on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  6. While cookies are baking, mix together Greek yogurt and Welch's 100% Grape Juice. 
  7. Allow cookies to cool slightly before making into sandwich cookies with your icing. 
  8. Eat right away or store in the fridge overnight and eat cold in the morning.  I LOVED these cold.

This is how you thrown an indoor picnic.  (AKA how to stay in bed even longer on the weekend).  #spon

Welchs Sandwich Cookies

 

2 comments on “Carrot Cake Breakfast Sandwich Cookies”

  1. How cute are these cookies? I get grossed out by sticky diners too. You’re not the only homebody. :)

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