We are always on the lookout for inspiration for the cookie sets we share on this blog. With this in mind, we look at current trends in home decor, greeting cards, fabric, and apparel. It’s so fun to brainstorm together how we can make things we like into cookies. As a result, we are constantly texting each other photos of things we see in shops and online. Recently we both saw some adorable Easter decorations that included a retro truck full of carrots and we knew we had to “cookie” it. Thus the “Meet Me at the Carrot Patch” cookie set emerged. This soft color palette is perfect for Easter with the light turquoise truck as the center of the set. A few simple bunnies and carrots add playfulness to the set. Can’t you just picture the bunnies planning to meet at the carrot patch for a little nibble?

Supplies Needed for Meet Me at the Carrot Patch Cookies:

Supplies Needed for Meet me in the carrot patch cookies

Steps to make Meet Me at the Carrot Patch cookie:

In order to find a font to match the whimsy of this cookie set, we explored some cute fonts at Dafont. We’ve been known to spend hours searching fonts to find the perfect one. In this case, we ended up using two that have rounded edges and a more playful tone. The word “carrot” is done in This Font Looks Like Giraffe by Yicong Faith. By using a different font and color, the carrot really stands out. For the grey lettering we selected Cute Bunny by Fillo Graphic.

Outline plaque for meet me at the carrot patch cookies
Using pipe consistency icing, pipe around the outside of a plaque and put aside to set.
Flood plaque for meet me at the carrot patch cookies
Next, fill the center with a flood consistency icing.
Pipe words for meet me at the carrot patch cookie
Finish cookie by piping words, “Meet Me at the Carrot Patch”.

Steps to make truck cookies:

Of course we could have used this truck cookie cutter as is and piped a bunch of tiny carrots in the back of the truck. However, to make the truck more whimsical, we frankensteined two cookies together. This play on scale makes the carrot the star of the show.

Start by cutting a truck and carrot cookie out of the dough.
Cut carrot out of back of truck
Using the carrot cutter, determine where you want the piece to be and cut out a hole.
Place full carrot into hole
Next, fill the hole with the full carrot. The dough will expand while the cookie bakes and attach the two shapes.
truck window meet me at the carrot patch
Pipe white icing in area where the window will be. Then immediately smooth and spread with a dry paint brush.
Outline truck tires meet me at the carrot patch
Using pipe consistency icing, pipe circles for the tires in grey.
Outline truck for meet me at the carrot patch
Next, pipe the outline of the truck.
Pipe carrot top for meet me at the carrot patch
Pipe and fill the carrot top.
Pipe carrot for meet me at the carrot patch
Pipe outline of the carrot.
Fill tires on truck
Fill tires with grey flood consistency icing and then add a dot of white in the center.
Fill carrot for meet me at the carrot patch
Fill the carrot with flood consistency icing.
Fill truck on meet me at the carrot patch
Next, fill the truck and allow the icing to set.
Add pipe details on truck and carrot
Once dry, complete cookie by piping details on truck and carrot.

Steps to make mini bunny and carrot cookies:

Small cookies add a lot of personality to a cookie set without a lot of work. We love anything that can save a little time! Since the cookies are small, they do not need a lot of detail. Just outline, fill with one or two colors, and then add a simple detail at the end. For the carrot cookies, a couple of simple piped lines give the impression of carrot texture. Similarly, the bunny eyes and whiskers were added by drawing them on with an edible marker and then piping a dot for a signature nose. Both are so simple and quick to decorate!

Outline carrot for meet me at the carrot patch
Fill carrot for meet me at the carrot patch
Pipe details on carrot for meet me at the carrot patch
Outline bunny for meet me at the carrot patch
Fill bunny for meet me at the carrot patch
Pipe and draw details

If it’s in the shape of a carrot, it’s a vegetable, right?

Meet me at the carrot patch set

Watch this video to see how to make Meet Me at the Carrot Patch cookies: