Monday, August 2, 2010

TWD Gingered Carrot Cookies


One great thing about being part of a baking group is trying recipes that you might otherwise overlook. This recipe just may have fit in that category. You are going to want this recipe! It is on page 162 of 'Baking From My Home To Yours', written by Dorie Greenspan. Our host this week is Natalia of gatti fili e farina, check her blog for the complete recipe.

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This is a basic cookie recipe, cream butter and sugars, add vanilla and egg. From there it is anything but ordinary! Ginger and nutmeg add spice, carrots, toasted pecans and coconut add moisture, texture and flavor. The recipe called for raisins, I substituted some yummy chopped dates from King Arthur Flour. Everything combined to make one delicious cookie.


We ate a few (actually more than a few), shared a plate and still had plenty to stock the freezer for an upcoming family gathering. I think when I serve them I will add an orange cream cheese drizzle. This will be a beautiful, tasty addition to brunch. With all the carrots, dates, nuts etc. I think this cookie could count as a salad. Don't you love the way I justify eating cookies.

22 comments:

Tia said...

your dish is simply perfect to serve these cookies. I love it!

Judy said...

Love the bowl! I also love dates. I will have to add them to the cookies next time.

Nickki said...

Your bowl is perfect for these cookies! I loved this recipe.

Clivia said...

Dates - cream cheese drizzle - now that's the perfect cookie! And your lovely bowl is picture perfect!

Peggy said...

Oh I love your carrot dish! That is too cute. Weren't these just fabulous cookies? I'm still smiling over the word verification below - the dish. :)

Sweet and Savory said...

I love the orange of the carrots, peeping out.

Valerie said...

Beautiful cookies! And I love your carrot-shaped bowl. :)

Karen said...

I <3 your carrot bowl! So cute. Glad you liked these!

Flourchild said...

I love the glaze idea! Your carrot dish is rockin!

Cristine said...

LOVE the carrot bowl! Your cookies look great!

Jennifer said...

I love that carrot bowl! How precious! Your cookies look awesome!

Kayte said...

Okay, everyone seems to love the bowl, and it is very cute. My favorite part of the post however was thinking I could count the cookie as a salad...yes, indeed, I need to be hanging around with you more. Your cookies look wonderful, and orange cream cheese drizzle sounds over the top delicious! And of course, the orange part counts as part of the salad, right???? LOL!

natalia said...

Ciao Cindy ! Thank you for joining me this week ! I really love the carrot ! I'm very happy you loved them !!

TeaLady said...

Love that carrot bowl. perfect for these cookies.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Awesome bowl! :) Glad you loved these - the orange cream cheese glaze sounds fabulous!

Paula said...

Your carrot bowl is so cute! And I love the idea of orange cream cheese. Too bad you don't live next door so we could walk together after we eat all these goodies.

Nicole said...

My husband suggested icing and now that I have seen them with icing I so wish I would have gone that route. Yours look great!

Katrina said...

Nice "salad" and I love your salad bowl!

Becky said...

amen! i totally would have skipped this recipe. in fact, i didn't even see it.

love your dish.

Piggy said...

Your cookies look really good and I like your carrot bowl too. :-)

Jill said...

CUTE dish!!

margot said...

So cute in the carrot bowl! I love how justify eating the cookies.