Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gingered Carrot Cookies (TWD)

I need to up my blogging game. I've been baking and photographing, but am totally behind on getting all of my posts up. Sure, I have lame excuses for my procrastination, but I won't bore you with the details...at least for today.

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Gingered Carrot Cookies is essentially a carrot cake in a portable cookie form. You know that this will be a hearty cookie with its list of ingredients (you can find the complete recipe at Natalia's blog Gatti Fili e Farina):

I followed the recipe essentially as written, and my only variation was to substitute half of the raisins with chopped candied ginger.

I used a large cookie scoop and ended up with 18 hefty sized cookies. These cookies don't spread at all when baking, so would recommend that you flatten the scooped dough before popping the cookies in the oven.
I love cakey cookies, and this cookie was right up my alley. I am so glad that I added the candied ginger, as it gave a nice spicy flavor and a nice chew. This recipe begs to be played with, and next time I'm going to nix the raisins and try a combination of dried pineapple and candied ginger, as well as substituting some of the butter with applesauce to reduce the fat content.

Thanks to Natalia for a delicious TWD pick this week!

...and just because, I wanted to share a photo of Siena closely supervising my photography session.

12 comments:

Kayte said...

Would you just look at that stack of cookies...those are so great. I always love the photo with the ingredients spilled about and labeling.

Natalie said...

the candied ginger was a genius move!

The Food Librarian said...

just lovely!

Carol Peterman said...

Candied ginger is perfect for these cookies. Glad to know Siena is keeping you in line.

TeaLady said...

That first pic is perfect. Makes the cookies look soooo good.

natalia said...

Ciao Linda !! I love your changes and Siena most of all !! Thanks for joining me this week !

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yum, and i'm going to note the candied ginger in my copy of the book. good idea!

Mary said...

Those cookies have some beautiful height and look divine! YUM!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Becky said...

great idea to try candied ginger! I loved these.

Eliana said...

Your cookies look amazing!!!! (as does Siena)

margot said...

Your cookies look wonderful! I went light on the raisins since I'm not a huge fan; I like your idea of subbing some ginger chunks and other fruits. Love the kitchen supervisor!

Lynnylu said...

I didn't get to make these, but I love the ginger version of yours. Looks great.

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