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Get kids cooking in the kitchen with gnocchi and carrot cake cookies

Alejandra Ramos makes cooking fun and easy for kids with ricotta gnocchi and frosting-filled carrot cake sandwich cookies.
/ Source: TODAY

Food and lifestyle expert Alejandra Ramos is in the TODAY kitchen to share a few of her favorite recipes to cook with kids. She shows us how to make ricotta gnocchi with homemade tomato sauce and carrot cake sandwich cookies.

If your kids can handle modeling clay, they can make ricotta gnocchi! You may prefer to make the initial dough to assure the amounts are correct. Instead of knives, you can let the younger kids pinch out pieces by hand or give them small cookie cutters to make fun shapes.

These soft and cakey cookie sandwiches are packed with all the same flavors as a slice of cream cheese-frosted carrot cake in an easy handheld package that's perfect for parties, lunch boxes and afternoon snacks.

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