Source: Parents Magazine


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30 mins
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  • In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, ginger, and nutmeg; set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl stir together the oil, sugars, egg, flour mixture, oats, carrots, and raisins.

  • Drop dough by slightly rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake each sheet for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

  • For filling, in a small bowl stir together the cream cheese and maple syrup. Spread about 1 tablespoon filling on the flat side (bottom) of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies to make sandwiches. Wrap and chill up to 3 days.


You can pare down the ingredient list by using 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. You can also omit the granulated sugar and use 3/4 cup packed brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 26mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 34g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 20g; protein 4g; vitamin a 1603.5IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 8.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 164mg; potassium 135mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.9mg.