Monday, June 30, 2008

Mean Cookies

I hate these stupid cookies. I made these cookies as a part of my menu for my Grad BBQ last weekend. This recipe didn't work out so well. The flavor was good, although a bit sweet for my taste, people really liked them...but the consistency totally failed. Out of the 30 cookies that I baked, about 9 made it. The rest crumbled when I took them off the cookie sheet.
I found this recipe on Martha Stewart's website. I should have known better. Every time I make anything using a Martha recipe, it doesn't turn out right. I think the lady is a domestic goddess, don't get me wrong, but her recipe's don't ever seem to work out for me. It's strange. I think it's a conspiracy, designed to make housewives feel inferior to Martha. Jerks. Anywho, here's the recipe. If I ever venture to make these cookies again, I will try to remedy the crumbly cookie problem by adding the full egg, maybe even 2 eggs. Egg binds the ingredient together, it's weird this recipe calls for egg yolk conspiracy suspicion thickens.

Carrot Cake Cookies

(Martha Stewart)

1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/4 cup organic sugar
1 large egg yolk
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup organic rolled oats
3/4 cup organic carrots, grated & peeled
1/3 cup raisins
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grate carrots.
Whisk together butter, sugars, and egg yolk.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir together. Mix in oats, carrots, and raisins. Place dough balls on a cookie sheet and gently press each one down with your palm. Bake until edges are crisp, about 15 minutes.


Molly Pants said...

Ina Garten has a recipe for carrot cake cupcakes in her barefoot contessa parties book- and I SWEAR TO GOD they are the most delicious thing I've ever made, in spite of the awful awful task of grating a million carrots!

Katie said...

I have made these cookies before. I added pureed carrots to the mix and they were a lot better.

Jen Manuele said...

i agree about the cupcakes with ina. with a cream cheese frosting people think they are the greatest. A remedy to grating is the ever lovely food processor. it is done in seconds!

Molly Pants said...

I'm sort of embarrassed to admit- but I've had a food processor for about six months now and I haven't used it once! I think it's just from years of cooking without one, I constantly forget how handy it could be! Thanks for the reminder!

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taste memory said...

these cookies look delicious really! I plan to try these out as my hubs loves carrot cake.