Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TWD: Gingered Carrot Cookies


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Gingered Carrot Cookies, and after a slightly disappointing TWD recipe last week (for me anyway, most people seemed to like the blondies), I am happy to say I love these cookies! Josh pointed out that it’s rare that we chomp through baked goods at the same pace, but it’s happening with these cookies. Keeping up with his prodigious cookie consumption requires me to break my “no bringing baked goods to work” rule; these are worth it, though. And they have carrots, raisins, and nuts, so they’re kind of like having a granola bar as a snack, right?



After depriving myself of coconut with the last two TWD recipes, I added it to half of these cookies. I forgot to separate them when I put them in the cookie jar, but Josh said that “disgusting chewy shreds sticking out” distinguish my cookies from his. I halved the recipe with the exception of two ingredients: I used the full amount of ginger and fewer raisins, as I don’t like them in every bite. I soaked my raisins in a bit of rum to plump them up, and instead of draining the rum, I tossed it in (it was probably about a tablespoon) and it added a nice punch of flavor to these tender little cookies.



I rated these cookies a 9 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 3. A big thank you to Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina for an excellent selection. You can find the recipe here on her site and visit the TWD site for more cookies.

12 comments:

Carol Peterman said...

I agree, these are just like a granola bar. Especially with the added rum!! Good idea.

natalia said...

Ciao Margot ! I'm so glad you tried them and liked. I love all your tableware !!Thanks for joining me this week !

Kayte said...

Josh does not like coconut?? Too bad, so good, especially in cookies. Oh well. Your cookies look really great. These are definite repeaters around here.

jillbert said...

They look great! I skipped these, but I think I would like them.

Mimi said...

These were good cookies. We will be making them again and I think I'll add some rum. Love your photos.
Mimi

Nichi said...

Actually they are probably better for you than granola bars these days...
They look yummy thats for sure!

Becky said...

I LOVED THESE!

Cakelaw said...

I like the idea of soaking the raisins in rum - my favourite raisin cookie recipe, by Sherry Yard, does the same thing. Amazing how far a small bit of alcohol can go in baked goods :)

Clivia said...

I think rum would be the best possible addition to these cookies. Great idea.

Tracey said...

Haha, Josh is right, the little strands of coconut did stick out after the cookies were baked. That's one of the first things I noticed when I took them out of the oven. I didn't expect to like these as much as I did, but they were dangerously good. Glad they were as big a hit for you :)

Peggy said...

I love how organized you are! Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I'm weird, I love coconut in some things and not in others. I did love these cookies fresh from the oven, but the next day we weren't as happy with them. They got soft or something. Yours look perfect.

spike. said...

everyone seems to have enjoyed the cookies- sorry to have missed them. Love the look of the blog!