TWD: Gingered Carrot Cookies + cream cheese filling

by Holly on August 3, 2010

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I really didn’t know if I would end up getting around to making this week’s cookie recipe for the Gingered Carrot Cookies for Tuesdays with Dorie.  The recipe was chosen by Natalia at gatti fili e farina and I’m so very glad she spotted this one tucked away in the book.  I’m not sure, because they don’t sound familiar that I did notice this one in the book before.  And what a shame missing out on this recipe would have been.

Of course, as usual I couldn’t leave well enough alone and changed some of the ingredients a bit.  I left out the raisins – no shocker there with me of course.  I wasn’t sure how that was going to affect the texture so I decided to replace that cup of raisins with another cup of carrots. Dorie’s description made the carrot flavor sound fairly subtle and I didn’t think I would mind the extra hit of the carrot flavor.

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I also happened to have some left over orange candied pecans (I’ll post that recipe soon!) so I used those instead of the plain pecans.  I didn’t really think the extra flavor would be noticeable, but it actually did still stand out in the cookie – and it was awesome!

The last thing I did to change things up was simply to turn some of these cookies into little inside-out carrot cookies with cream cheese frosting in the middle.  Any version would do – and incidentally I think it would be really nice with a little hint of cinnamon in the frosting.

Be sure to visit the TWD blog for everyone’s links that made the cookies this week.

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Memória August 3, 2010 at 7:00 am

Your cookies look fabulous! My mom would love these.

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Nickki August 3, 2010 at 10:01 am

I am so glad Natalia picked this recipe otherwise I would have been missing out! I loved it. Your picture is just awesome!

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Natalie August 3, 2010 at 11:29 am

I thought of doing sandwich cookies, too! Who can resist a little cream cheese?

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Di August 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Yum! Those look delicious sandwiched with the cream cheese frosting. Great idea.

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Fallon August 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Yum!!! The carrot replacement was a good idea.

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Sue August 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

LOVE the sandwich cookie version-YUM!

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Engineer Baker August 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Perfection! Then again, I'll take any excuse to consume cream cheese frosting 🙂

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natalia August 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Ciao Holly ! Your cookies look so good !! Thank you for joining me this week !

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Becky August 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

making them into sandwiches sounds delish. i loved these cookies!!!

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Mary August 6, 2010 at 1:59 am

The extra carrots sound like a great idea! The filling in the middle looks fabulous in the orange cookies. I left the raisins out too, and used cream cheese, but as an ice cream. Vegetables+ice cream=a balanced meal.
🙂

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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] August 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Sandwich cookies! Yumm!! Great idea 😉

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