Gingered Carrot Cookie

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Wow!  It has been a long time since I posted.  Doesn’t really mean I have not been doing anything…LOL.  It’s been a busy month, but here I am. Back in my kitchen and ready to cook, bake and experiment!!!  For this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie, Natalia of gatti fili e farina chose Gingered Carrot Cookies on page 162 of  Dorie Greenspan’s book  Baking: From My Home to Yours.  These are excellent cookie version of the carrot cake as Dorie intended them to be.  As always, I tweaked the recipe for the dietary requirements of my housemate.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wholewheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • dash of ground nutmge
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (we love carrots!!!)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or any nuts you have)

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Prepare cookie sheet by lining with silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt, ground ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Using a paddle attachment, cream butter on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Add sugar, vanilla and egg and continue beating for another minute until well mixed.  Slowly add dry ingredients in thirds on low speed, just until mixed.
  4. Using a spatula, stir in carrots and nuts until combined.
  5. Place 1 medium scoop full of dough on cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart (they don’t spread much)  and bake for 18 – 20 minutes or until light brown.  Cool on wire rack.

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» Joy said: { Aug 3, 2010 - 01:08 }

Ohhh little carrot cakes. They look really good. I could imagine those with a little cream cheese frosting on top :D

» Mary said: { Aug 5, 2010 - 07:08 }

I bet they were great with the extra carrots! I like the big shreds too.
:)

» MrsLavendula said: { Aug 20, 2010 - 03:08 }

that is one batch of beautiful cookies!!

» Beth said: { Aug 27, 2010 - 09:08 }

I really liked these cookies, although I added a little cream cheese frosting. Delicious!


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