Carrot Patch Cookies

This might be the last of our Easter treats for this year. But seriously, don’t hold me to that. Sometimes we just bake on a whim so there might be more =o)

So guess where I saw this cute idea. Give up? It’s another Family Fun magazine idea. I am totally in love with that magazine. Best $15 a year I spend!

My daughter was so excited to make these. She’s kind of my candy eater in the house. So cookies, frosting AND candy together? She’s all about it. So, of course, she was my helper (once again.)

But before I get started I have to give a big birthday shout out to my nephew. He’s turning 23 today. I know! How can someone as young looking as me have a nephew who’s 23, right? (Go with it folks!) He lives in Chicago and I miss the heck out of him (and my niece and sister!) So… Happy Birthday, Matt!!!

(Look how handsome he and my son are at his graduation from Boot Camp!)

So, on to the cookies. Thanks for humoring me with that one.

Ingredients:
* Orange Mike and Ike candy
* Green gummy candy (we used Sour Punch)
*Sugar Wafer cookies
*Chocolate frosting
*Oreos (crushed)

How can you go wrong with all of this, right?


To make the carrot, cut a slit in one end of the Mike and Ike candy. Cut a small rectangle (or triangle) out of the green gummy candy, then fringe the base to form the leaves. Tuck the end into the Mike and Ike and squeeze together to pinch it closed.

(sorry for the lamo, fuzzy picture.)


For each carrot planter, place a wafer cookie base on a flat surface. Form the longer walls from two cookies and cut a third one to fit the ends. Attach with frosting.


To fill the planters, combine some of the chocolate frosting with the crushed Oreos. Make sure you have a little helper crush the Oreos. This part is fun.

(Did you notice her blue mustache? She had a ring pop before helping me. Who knew they totally stained your mouth!)

Fill each box with frosting and cookie mixture, then press three carrots into the frosting. If needed, add more frosting to hold the carrots in place. Sprinkle with more crushed Oreos and there you have it.


I think they are pretty cute. The pictures in the magazine are way cuter than mine, but oddly enough, my daughter didn’t care. She loved them!

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Comments

  1. cute!

  2. This is as close to a carrot patch I want to get! Thanks for the great (and again yummy) ideas.

  3. Oh my heck..how flipping cute are these?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    would love for you to link them up on:
    “Made it on Monday”..a weekly recipe link party I host on my blog.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com

    *you can link up every WED.-SAT*

    Hope to see you and your recipes there soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. How cute are these?! Never seen anything like ’em before, great job!!

  5. Oh my! Those are adorable!!!!

  6. Oh so glad to see this linked up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just know tons are gonna want to make this little cuties!

    Thanks for joining!!

  7. Found your blog from It’s a Keeper. These are so cute…can’t wait to try it! But I have to go grocery shopping first!

  8. What a nifty little idea. I think they would even make great cake decorations.

  9. Such a cool idea! I love these.

  10. I agree with you on Family Fun! These are so cute and you really are having fun making things with your kids. Joni

  11. cute job erin, I think you love family fun as much as I!!

  12. how creative and tasty looking too ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. How cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing… I can’t wait for my baby girl to grow up so I can make all this stuff with her! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. These are just adorable!

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday.

  15. What a fun Easter treat! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Birthday to Matt!!
    Veronica

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  17. I enjoy Family Fun also:) I saw these in there this month and thought they looked cute! Yours turned out darling!

  18. Oh SO cute! I made something similar with cupcakes but this is adorable! Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week. Have a great weekend!

    Sarah

  19. These is amazing, they look so cool!

  20. These are so cute – you are so stinkin’ creative!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

  21. Very, very fun! What a darling idea. My 5 year old granddaughter will love it.

  22. Those turned out so cute! So creative!

    ~Jessa
    http://www.jessajill.blogspot.com

  23. Oh my goodness, what an adorable idea!!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚
    ButterYum

  24. How Cute! I love your website!

  25. Those are adorable – and your banner alone could keep me inspired for months!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    -Stephanie
    henry ย happened

  26. So adorable and delicious at the same time. What a great mom you are.

  27. Adorable! A big Happy Birthday to your handsome nephew too ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I’ll take a couple of these to go with my coffee tomorrow…(:

  29. Wow these are so cute! So creative and yummy! Thanks for the great idea~

  30. Love this idea! Going to make these this weekend. Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring post! Cares

  31. I added your button to my blog today! Thanks for all the fun ideas!

  32. These are super cute! I’m looking for something for my coworkers and I think these would be great. Thanks for sharing, visiting from Tatertots & Jello.

  33. I am so into carrots right now! these are precious. We also love Family Fun magazine in our house too, it is a wonderful magazine.

  34. These are just too cute! Your daughter is adorable too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you can stop by too ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

  35. These are SO adorable! Love that Family Fun magazine!
    ..and, your nephew is only a whole lotta handsome!!

  36. oh these are the cutest little carrot patches ever!!!! what a neat idea….I am thrilled you popped by Sweet Saturdays to share this with us!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  37. oops!!! almost forgot to say Happy Birthday to your nephew!!!!

  38. Very cute idea. Great way to spend some time in the kitchen with the kids. Thank you for sharing!

  39. thank your for the morning treat! yummy. and beautiful kids they all are,lucky you. thanks for sharing.

  40. ok, those are ADORABLE. I will have to give them a try! Nice to meet you through Sweet Saturdays!

  41. These are so awesome! I love that magazine too – I always read it at the doctors office, but I really should get a subscription.

    I shared your treat on my blog post today!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kelsey
    http://www.everyday-is-a-celebration.blogspot.com/

  42. These look incredibly yummy!! Thanks for sharing something so sweet. And happy birthday, Matt!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. So stealing this!!!

  44. Looks so yummy.

  45. Those are fun treats for Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Those are so cute and yummy loooking! Happy birthday to your nephew!

  47. These are adorable! I need to subscribe to that magaizine, too cute! Please link on my blog so my boys can do this for screen-free week ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  48. This is SO cute!! Great idea!
    I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! ๐Ÿ™‚ {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

  49. What an incredibly cute (and tasty) idea for an Easter cookie! I just might have to make these for my hubby and myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays!

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

  50. I can see why you already have 50 comments on this! It’s adorable! Such a cute idea!

  51. How stinkin’ cute! I gotta try it!

    http://sunnissideoflife.blogspot.com/

  52. Just found your blog (when you commented on mine) and I love it … I’m your newest follower.

    I love this idea … FamilyFun is also one of my very favorite magazines (I’ve subscribed to it for about 12 years). We made one of their older ideas yesterday … the carrot patch treat. You can see it here:
    http://6dukes.blogspot.com/2011/04/playgroup-egg-hunt.html

  53. What a wonderful idea! I love the carrots!

  54. Thank you for sharing such a cute project last week, we are featuring your project on this weeks edition of Sister Sister Sunday.

  55. Hey Erin,

    Now I know you secret, for making all these cool treats, lol. I also love that magazine, and should probably subscribe to it, I don’t read it often enough, I guess, lol.

    Thanks for always supporting my blog, by linking up. LOVE it!!!

    I loved it so much I FEATURED you, I hope it puts a smile on your face.

    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    **Features from week #33 & #34** @ Bella Before and After

    Thanks girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs,
    Bella

  56. FamilyFun Magazine says:

    Hi Erin,

    I may be able to include a photo and an excerpt from your post about the Carrot Patch Cookies in FamilyFun’s Mailbox section next month. If you’re interested, please contact me at faye.s.wolfe@disney.com asap. Thanks.

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