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Carrot Sugar Cookies in Dirt

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Easter bunnies and babes will love these easy carrot cookie dirt cakes. They're easy to make and look cute as can be for spring parties, garden parties, and Easter dessert!
Updated May 16, 2022
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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
  • Betty Crocker™ red and yellow decorating gels
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar (or orange sugar sprinkles)
  • 6 (4-container) chocolate pudding snack packs
  • 2 cups Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal, crushed
  • 6 Fruit Roll-Ups, blue & green
  • 2 tablespoons from 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, use a fork to mix together the sugar cookie mix, butter, flour, and egg. Tint with food coloring until dough is bright orange.
  • 2
    Sprinkle turbinado sugar on a clean, flat surface. Roll the sugar cookie dough on top of the turbinado sugar, until about 1/4-inch thick.
  • 3
    Squeeze a metal, heart shaped cookie cutter into a carrot shape by pinching the top portion of the heart together. Cut out carrot cookies, placing them sugared side UP on a baking sheet.
  • 4
    Bake in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, or just until light golden brown on the bottom of each cookie. Remove cookies from the oven and cool completely.
  • 5
    Spoon pudding into 6 small plastic cups. Sprinkle crushed Cocoa Puffs™ over the top of the pudding.
  • 6
    Cut the green portion from each Fruit Roll-Up. Cut this green portion into two even pieces, then snip into jagged leaves.
  • 7
    Dab a small bit of vanilla frosting into the top center portion of the carrot cookies, then drape your green leaves over the carrot. Press the bottom of each carrot into the dirt in the cups.
  • 8
    Garnish with small signs taped to sucker sticks that say Carrots, if desired.

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More About This Recipe

  • Grab a spade--er--spoon, and dig into our cute little Carrot Cookie Cups.

    Spring is in the air! And on the ground! And in your kitchen! And with these fun, simple cookie cups, you can celebrate spring in style!

    Whether you're getting your kids busy in the kitch with a make-your-own edible craft, or serving them up as a festive garden party dessert, these super cool cookie cups are sure to entice Easter bunnies and all sorts of other adorable creatures to the table!

    Here's how:

    Bake up a batch of orange-tinted sugar cookies. To get that cute, carrot shape, you can squeeze a metal heart-shaped cookie cutter until elongated and "carrot-shaped."

    Spoon some pre-made chocolate pudding into the bottom of a small cup.

    Top with crushed Cocoa Puffs to give your cups that authentic "dirt" look. It's like a little, edible garden!

    Grab some blue & green fruit roll-ups

    Use a clean pair of scissors to cut the green portion from the Fruit Roll-Ups.

    Snip each green piece of Fruit Roll-Up into two small squares. Then, use your scissors to snip each square into an "hourglass" shape, with jagged edges.

    A small dollop of frosting on top of each carrot will allow you to drape these little Fruit Roll-Up "leaves" securely over the top of each cookie.

    Gently press your cookies into the dirt cups. If you're feeling crafty, you can make little "carrot" signs and glue them onto sucker sticks, then gently press the sucker sticks into the pudding.

    More Springtime Food Fun

    Try these fun foods with a spring theme, too:

    Bunny Buns Recipe
    Spring Chocolatey Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Recipe
    Easter Chicks Cupcakes Recipe
    Spring Cookie Pizza Recipe
    Bird's Nest Cupcakes Recipe

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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