Tuesdays with Dorie: Gingered Carrot Cookies

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Just when I vowed to drop out of TWD before I grow out of all my clothes, along comes a recipe that blows me away.

I thought these cookies would be mini carrot cakes. Oh no! Ever so much better. They reminded me of scones right out of the oven. But by the next morning, they had morphed into something like our favorite Ranger cookies with shredded carrots instead of cornflakes. Crispy on the outside but soft and a little bit chewy on the inside. The carrot flavor is definitely second fiddle to the coconut, raisins and pecans–and that’s OK with me.

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Congratulations Mr. Carrot Cookie! You are responsible for making me walk an extra 30 minutes on the treadmill. I could not resist you!

You can get a copy of the recipe at gattifiliefarina.

Other family favorites…

Soft Cinnamon Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Coffee Icing

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mike August 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Weren’t these just the quintessential cookie? Love the lunchbox – it’s the perfect setting (and worth the extra 30 on the mill)! I love how the carrots show in your cookies – more so than in mine. I thought mine could use more carrots actually – but great cookies at any rate!

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Becky O. August 4, 2010 at 10:32 am

these blew me away too! and i just love visiting your blog. so many beautiful photos!

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Judy August 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Your cookies are picture perfect. I’ve started taking the dog for walks at night, now, as well as in the mornings.

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Mary August 3, 2010 at 9:23 pm

That first photo is fantastic! I’ve never heard of Ranger cookies, but I thought these were pretty good. I made ice cream out of them, which was a total diet buster!

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Nicole August 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm

These were not as I expected either, but they were really good. I worry sometimes about all the sweets that I eat because of TWD, but I still love making all of the different recipes.

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Jessica of My Baking Heart August 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Beautiful, as always! So glad you enjoyed them. The extra 30 minutes of exercise was worth it, huh?? 🙂

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natalia August 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Ciao Paula !! Thank you for joining me this week ! I’m so very glad you loved these cookies and made them look like princesses !!1

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Cristine August 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm

So glad you liked them… I loved them too!

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Sihan August 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I plead guilty as well to the massive indulgence in these cookies. I had to walk a little more on the threadmill as well. Yours looks fantastic honestly.

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steph (whisk/spoon) August 3, 2010 at 8:58 am

yes, these were tasty little guys! my gym is closed for three weeks for renovations– not good!

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Karen August 3, 2010 at 8:27 am

These did turn out better than expected didn’t they? 🙂 Glad you liked them even if you did have to walk longer on the treadmill.

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margaret August 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

Oh, please don’t drop TWD. I always enjoy your pics of the goodies. and your take on them.

And these look bright and beautiful.

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Clivia August 3, 2010 at 7:27 am

Gorgeous photos as always, Romaine! I love how you’ve made the colours pop in the cookies.

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Peggy Dempsey August 3, 2010 at 7:21 am

Your cookies look lovely!

Today I’m making Dorie’s Chocolate Glazed Walnut Tea Cakes. If you want the recipe, here is a link: http://food.aarpmagazine.org/recipes/aarp/chocolate-glazed-teacakes
I always bake them in mini-muffin pans which yield about 4 1/2 dozen. I glaze them, then freeze them so that I always have a yummy and elegant treat available for drop-in guests . . . or me!

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nickki August 3, 2010 at 4:11 am

Your cookies look so good! I was really pleasantly surprised by this recipe. Definitely a keeper.

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cindy harris August 3, 2010 at 12:31 am

I did 30 minutes too. These were so good. My clothes are shrinking, thanks Dorie. I either need to go shopping or find a new hobby.

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Tia @ ButtercreamBarbie August 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm

these look so so good! awesome job as usual 🙂
xoxo Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

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Flourchild August 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

They look perfect..I loved these cookies!!

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Peggy August 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Beautiful photos. Weren’t these just delicious little bites of carrot goodness? We loved them.

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