I hope everyone is have a fantastic start to their weekends! I know we sure are around here. Although a bit cloudy today, we have had some spectacular weather. Temps have been in the mid 70s, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday weekend. Things are finally starting to come together in our new house. We still have a TON of unpacking to do, and I feel like I just putting it all off! I think the main reason for this procrastination, is that I want all new stuff and don’t want to bring any of the old stuff up from the basement! I’m sure many of you know where I am coming from ;). Besides a little bit of painting, we plan on relaxing, cooking and drinking a lot of beer this weekend. I have one last Easter “hurrah” for you today in Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies. Because it’s just Zach and I here this weekend, I didn’t want to go all out and make a cake, so cookies were the next best thing. I love this recipe for a carrot cake bite-sized treat. They are a simple, quick cookie to make and they taste just like carrot cake! I know right! Who knew?! Have a great weekend everyone! I have some fun things in store next week, and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Brewed By: Odyssey Beerwerks
Style: American Pale Ale
Description: When I make sweet treats, I tend to pair them with robust porters, stouts or barley wines. I very rarely go the pale ale route, but with these carrot cake whoopie pies, I wanted to go in a different direction. Even though carrot cake (or carrot cake cookies for that matter) is anything but light, it has a freshness that can’t be compared to any other kind of cake (or cookie). I’m thinking it’s the carrots, but that’s just me. I really love a pale ale for this pairing, and that’s where Odyssey Beerwerks’ Ghost Drifter comes into play. This native to Colorado brew is a fantastic pale ale. I get some fruity notes (grapefruit mostly), but I mostly get hops, and a lot of them. It’s the perfect pale ale for these cookies. If you can’t get your hands on this particular pale ale, try any great session pale ale. I promise you, it totally works!
Holy moly. I love this! I honestly cannot believe I have never made carrot cake…anything. It’s definitely on my to-do list!
Thank you so much! Carrot cake is like heaven. You HAVE to try it!
I don’t think I would ever get enough of these! They are so perfect!
Thank you so much, Jocelyn! They were perfect for the weekend!
These carrot cake whoopie pies sound delicious! Swooning over your pictures. So beautiful.
They totally were delicious. Thank you so much, Natalie!
Love this idea and I love the pairing too! I’m betting that hoppy pale ale is a great contrast! Good luck finishing up with the move- I hope you get a chance to relax soon. xoxo
It is SUCH a great contrast, which is the main reason I love it! Thank you so much! We are pretty much “moved” at this point, but I continue to procrastinate on the unpacking part. I’ll get there though. You are the sweetest. Thank you again, Allie!