Friday, March 20, 2009

Inside-out carrot cake cookies

This month's Cookie Carnival recipe comes from Gourmet Magazine. The recipe is Inside out carrot cake cookie recipe. I made some modifications to the recipe. They are in brackets and bold. These cookies where not bad without the filling however when paired and filled with cream cheese they were really good. Mine spread a little maybe the oven temperature wasn't what it should have been.
Inside-out carrot cake cookies
Gourmet April 2004
1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup coarsely grated carrots (2 medium)
1 scant cup walnuts (3 ounces), chopped (I used almonds)
1/2 cup raisins (2 1/2 ounces)
8 ounces cream cheese (used low-fat)
1/4 cup honey (didn't use it)
used some icing sugar
Put oven racks in upper & lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 2 baking sheets.
Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
Beat together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in carrots, nuts, and raisins at low speed, then add flour mixture and beat until just combined.
Drop 1 1/2 tablespoons batter per cookie 2 inches apart on baking sheets and bake, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are lightly browned and springy to the touch, 12 to 16 minutes total. Cool cookies on sheets on racks 1 minute, then transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.
While cookies are baking, blend cream cheese and honey in a food processor until smooth.
Sandwich flat sides of cookies together with a generous tablespoon of cream cheese filling in between.
Sandwich flat sides of cookies together with a generous tablespoon of cream cheese filling in between.
Yield: Makes about 13 cookies

34 comments:

Talita said...

I never tried carrot cookies but I really must do it! Looks delish!

veron said...

Oh my this look so decadent!

Dani said...

what an AWESOME sounding cookie!!!

VeggieGirl said...

LOVELY!!!!!

The Bahens said...

Wow, those look tasty! And last year, my 3-year-old would have adored that Barney cake!!

Micaela said...

che buoniiii!! e che bella la torta qui sotto! complimenti!

may26 said...

(^_^) ciao Nat,mmm che buoni questi cookies mmm me prenderei volentieri due e magari con una bella tazza di thè bravissima come sempre (-_^) un abbraccio kiss♥

Elyse said...

Wow! Carrot cake is one of my favorite treats. But, sometimes, I just don't feel like making a three-tiered cake. These cookies are the perfect solution! They look so moist and yummy!! And the cream cheese filling looks AMAZING. I'm sure I could eat waaaaay too many of these. Great post!

Ash said...

I must try this!!! I love love carrot cake!!!

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

These are amazing recipes. Your profile says your in the banking industry. Are you sure?! I swear it looks like you are a pastry chef. :) Come visit me. I'm having giveaway to celebrate my birthday. I would love to have you enter. I'm going to follow you.

Danielle

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

These are amazing recipes. Your profile says your in the banking industry. Are you sure?! I swear it looks like you are a pastry chef. :) Come visit me. I'm having giveaway to celebrate my birthday. I would love to have you enter. I'm going to follow you.

Danielle

apparentlyjessy said...

I adore carrot cake with cream cheese frosting...but would have never imagined it could be in cookie form! Wow, these cookies looks special, I must try it one day!

Eliana said...

Carrot cake is my absolute favorite cake and the best cake i make. But I would have never imagined making into a cookie. I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks so much for telling us about it.

Girl Japan said...

Wow, these totally remind me of Whoopie Pies, remember those? Oh Carrot cake, soft, filled with goodness... Oh darn this looks so wonderful and tasty!!!

thereddeer said...

Yum! I joined the cookie carnival this month too - but won't get to make these babies until next weekend. I am looking forward to it :D

Dee said...

Hi Natalie, I'm sorry I haven't been by in a while. I'm most likely going to stop blogging for too many reasons to list, but I stopped by to say that I am so glad we met, even if we're just invisible friends :)
You have my email address, so I hope you won't be a stranger. Take care!

Dimah said...

Yummy, your cookies look great!!!

Happy cook said...

Wow i have never heard of carrot cookies or seen one andthis looks so yumm.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

you're a genius. I take off my mitten to you.

Cakebrain said...

what a great idea! I like how you incorporated the cream cheese!

Cali Cakes said...

Oh my gosh.....these look amazing! I want to like eat my computer screen!

Palidor said...

How unique! Looks like a great way to use carrots, besides the usual carrot cake.

Hannah said...

I've been on something of a cream cheese frosting bender ever since I made those red velvet cupcakes, so these look like the perfect vehicle for more of that wonderful spread! Yes, an excuse to make more!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

What a fantastic idea! I love carrot cake so I'd adore these :)

Jude said...

Looks cute as sandwiches with a cream cheese center. Sounds extra good with the almonds for added crunch.

HoustonWok said...

I can taste the sweet richness of these cakes! I try to refrain from taking a bite out of my screen when I come to your page.

Sophie said...

Carrot cake is so delicious, one of my favorites! Now I can have my cake (and cookie) and eat it too :).

Kitchen Corner said...

Wow.. cookies cake! Must be a unique texture!

I pasticci di Roby said...

Non so che darei per poterne avere una fettina...divina!!!Ciao, Roby

Elisa said...

Tra le cose più golose che ho visto oggi sui vari blog! Buono!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmmm those look SO good! I've always wanted to make carrot cake cookies!

Sarah said...

Oh, my. These look absolutely fabulous. As soon as I get settled into my new apartment I'll have to try these.

Leesa said...

Just stopping by as I'm catching up on blog reading tonight... Good thing I already ate dinner or I'd beeeeee in biggggg trouble looking at all of your delicious pictures! I love all the latest posts ... How do you do it all? You are amazing!! Hats off to you Snooky!!! Brava, brava!!
Leesa : )

Pamela said...

I love how your cookies look studded with all of those almonds! yum!