Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TWD - Gingered Carrot Cookies


This week’s TWD recipe is gingered carrot cookies and was chosen by Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina. These are very interesting cookies – Dorie describes them as being almost scone like, but I am not so sure and wonder whether that description gets lost in translation between American and English definitions of scones, biscuits and cookies!

I halved the cookie mixture, but still used one full egg. The cookies turn out to be knobbly little things – they don’t really taste carroty (but then neither does carrot cake). I also didn’t find the ginger flavour that pronounced. I also left out the raisins as I don’t like raisins. The thing I likes best about them was the pecan nuts. I love pecan nuts and find they make a great addition to lots of things (in fact I added the leftover pecans with cumin seeds, currants and diced preserved limes to cous cous we had for dinner with roasted salmon – they made a delicious addition). I wouldn’t make these cookies again. Even though they tasted ok, they don’t look great and I am not sure that they will keep so well. See what the other TWDers thought here.

15 comments:

Judy said...

I substituted currants for raisins so they aren't as noticeable. I agree with you that the ginger wasn't very strong. I might increase it in the future. They ended up being a bigger hit than expected.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy, I am with you -these taste OK, but are not great enough for me to make again.

cindy said...

I used chopped dates for the raisins. I like the texture of dates better. I bought a new bottle of ginger--I thought they had plenty of ginger flavor. We liked them.

Nickki said...

I also loved the pecan nuts in these cookies! Loved this recipe.

Clivia said...

I used hazelnuts and agree that the nuts were the best part of the flavour. Yours look very nice!

Peggy said...

I really loved these. The ginger wasn't very strong, but I loved the taste anyway. Yours look very good!

Karen said...

bummer that you weren't a fan of these. I liked them but do find they are lasting a lot longer around my house than other cookies. :) They look good!

Flourchild said...

I cut the recipe in half..the egg too! I loved them!

Tia said...

the nuts were def one of the best parts. i liked the raisins too.

TeaLady said...

Funny!! I thot the ginger taste was TOO strong. Not a great cookie. Better with frosting.

natalia said...

Ciao Tammy ! Thank you for joining me this week ! I'm sorry you didn't like them and I'm sure your cous cous was fantastic !!

Nicole said...

The ginger was the most pronounced flavor in my cookies, but I love ginger and added a little extra. Mine were quite poofy and I really liked them.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

awww...i thought they were cute! i do agree that pecans are wonderful. (and there's definitely a difference between real british scones and the sweet american-style ones.)

Becky said...

yes, the nuts were totally a great addition.

Amber Marie said...

These look great! I subbed walnuts for pecans (because I had them) and loved the nuts.