Cut out a full-length opening on one side of the date. Stuff the opening with cream cheese.
Slice off three circular pieces of carrot. Stick two carrot circles into the bottom end of the stuffed date to make feet. Slice the third carrot circle in half and stick one of the halves into the date to form a beak.
Stick in two pieces of a raisin to make eyes. Perch the penguin on top of some cottage cheese "snow."