Well, this cookie was interesting. I couldn’t imagine what a carrot cake cookie would taste like, but I was pleasantly surprised. I salivate at the thought of these cookies.
I know many people who think a carrot cake tastes like a carrot, but I described it as a spice cookie. My husband is adamantly opposed to anything remotely like a sweet carrot, but even he loved this cookie. It will remain a staple in my recipe collection.
Let’s Get Going
I began, as always, gathering my ingredients. I separated dry from wet to make it easier. Oven on, stone at the ready (my cookie sheet), and I was off to the races. The longest part of this process was grating the carrots. I used a hand grater and it took a bit of time and hand endurance to grate three carrots. Once I mixed everything together, I tried to make little balls and place them on the stone sheet.
Although the cookies came out nicely, it was a sloppy mess on my hands. I spooned the next batch onto the cookie stone and it was perfect.
For staging, I placed my cookies on an oval wooden board sitting beside a bunny ballerina, a bird’s nest, and a bunch of carrots housed in a moss-covered teacup. Most of this decor was purchased at Homegoods. Wrap the teacup and its contents in cellophane and boil the cookies for a holiday gift that surely will not disappoint.
Though I made these cookies for Easter, I’ll use this as a go-to cookie for years to come. If you have not tried this recipe so far, try it. You will not be disappointed.
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