Monday, November 22, 2010

Spiced Carrot Cookies





I love you family, Let me count the ways.


1. When I am cooking and missing that one ingredient, you are in the car to the store in 10 seconds flat. I love that husband.

2. When I walk in the door and you are more enthusiastic than a person who won the lottery, I love that daughter.

3. When I can’t think of a good Christmas present for Indigo and you send a projector that lights up her room with the planets, I love that Nanny & Papa.

4. When I think of how easy and painless my childhood was, I love you mom & dad.

My family is easy to love, even if I am not – how perfect!
This recipe was delightfully borrowed and slightly modified from Rosa whose blog is very very very yummy.





INGREDIENTS

2 Cups All-purpose flour
1 Tsp Baking powder
1 Tsp Sea salt
1 1/3 Tsp Ground ginger
1 Pinch Grated nutmeg
3/4 Cup Unsalted butter
2/3 Cup Granulated sugar
1/3 Cup Light brown sugar
1 Egg
1/2 Tsp Pure vanilla extract
1 Cup Shredded carrots (about 2-3, peeled and trimmed)
1 Cup Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Raisins






DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat your oven to 375 and line a baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger and nutmeg, oatmeal. Set aside. With a mixer (or your trusty hand), beat the butter until creamy and smooth. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy, then add the egg and beat for another minute. Next add in the vanilla, then the flour. The last step is to add in your carrots & raisins.







I placed this dough in the fridge for about 2 hours, then I rolled it out like a pro and cut 1 inch thick cookies with a Champagne glass…classy I know.







Bake these puppies at 375 until done, 12-16 minutes for me. Thanks Rosa for a great recipe. She has a wonderful blog, check her out!



Now…off to the cookies…and to remind my family that I love them.



35 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are so pretty and look mighty delicious! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

SprinkleBakes said...

Delicious looking cookies! Really different with the shredded carrot. (I looove carrots!)

Sarah said...

These scream all that is beautiful about fall.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

What a great blog post dedicated to your family! BTW, I think we have the same stove/oven!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I love your recipes and your style. I love how enthusiastic you are and stoked about life. I'm addicted to your blog!

Michael Toa said...

family is everything!
love the cookie tower. :)

teresa said...

sweetest post ever! and those cookies look killer, i want to make them soon!

Ami said...

oh yum! I love carrot muffins, so I am sure I will love these :)

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Sweet, sweet post! I have never tried or made carrot cookies and I feel like I am greatly missing out! I am saving this for sure! Happy Thanksgiving!

Zoe said...

I can see the carrots on your cookies. Very cute cookies!

Yummy Team said...

Carrot cookies sounds interesting..Lovely pics!

Val said...

You are a girl right after my own heart!! The champagne glass....awesome idea.

NEL, the batter baker said...

oohh... if these were champagne-infused...

PALATABLE said...

What a lovely cookies! Love the ingredients you've used, not only healthy but delicious too...

http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Faith said...

my husband excells at numero uno as well. In fact he is bringing me home chili powder tonight :)
And those cookies: YES PLEASE!!!

Julie said...

Ooh, perfect little tiny carrot cakes. Love it! Hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving :)

Bridgett said...

Very creative! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving.

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

What a sweet post... and can I say again how jealous I am of the sun in your photos? We are already greay and dreary! Happy Thanksgiving!!!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Lovely and yummy spicy cookies dear...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

aipi said...

We all love carrot cake. I think the addition of carrot to cookies is a fab idea..wonder why I didn't think of that before :)

US Masala

Design Wine and Dine said...

Great post for this time of year! :) Made me smile.

Love these cookies too - they are wonderful!

Tracy said...

These are so different! And very fall-like as well. Yum!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I am going to make these next halloween they look perfect for a falleque/halloween party.

xo

Foodessa said...

I am also extremely grateful to have Hubby and my puppy by my side...even though at times, I may also not be the easiest person. I blame it on hormones LOL.

Jennyfurla...love the brightness that you portrayed with those cookies...they look so festive ;o)

BTW...I read your comment on my last post...which gave me a very interesting insight to what makes you...you! Thanks for having served your country well ;)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Ali said...

Aww...what a great family you have. You guys deserve thousands of these cookies.

Monet said...

These cookies look amazing. I love seeing the flecks of carrots in them...and I also loved hearing about your family :-) Thank you for sharing your recipe (and your awesome champagne glass trick). I hope you have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Flourchild said...

I love your count the way list..so nice! These cookies look so good. I love carrot in baked goods! Happy Thanksgiving!

Margaret said...

definitely need to try these :) they look amazing!
p.s. thanks for all your super sweet comments on the blog :) really do appreciate it, lovely!
xx

Anna said...

I love your photography style, I only wish my tiny home got half the amount of light it looks like you get. Beautiful! That tower of cookies had me trying to catch them, great shot of a very pretty cookie :D

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

What good looking cookies for teatime! Great innovative recipe to make and share. Cheers!

Sue said...

Delicious and nutritious! These cookies are a must make! Love how thick you made them:)

Christy said...

Oh my gosh! These look amazing, I'm definitely trying these out!

scrambledhenfruit said...

These cookies look scrumptious! I have Christmas music playing as well- I hope yours heralds a joyous holiday season!

Katrina said...

Aw, sweet family sentiments. The cookies kind of look like scones. Love carrot cake kind of goodies!

cindy said...

Beautiful cookies--perfect shape!