Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Gingered Carrot Cookies
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick is gingered carrot cookies, selected by Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina. Dorie relates that she was trying to capture the flavors of carrot cake in a cookie. The flavor of the carrots wasn't as prominent as she hoped but she liked the taste of the cookie as is.
These cookies have the flavors of ginger and nutmeg with raisins and toasted pecans added in for extra yumminess. I made these while I had a cold, and wasn't as in love with them as my tasters. My tasters were more enthusiastic about these cookies than practically any other chocolate-free cookie I've made. The texture is similar to a scone, flaky and light, yet chewy and chunky. People who don't usually care about cookies stopped me in the hallway to wax poetic about how fabulous these cookies were.
If you visit the other TWD bakers (you can find them here), you'll learn that the rest of them love Natalia as much as I do. Natalia and I are in several of the same blog groups and she is as talented as she is sweet and funny. She'll have recipe if you want to try these delicious treats.