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.