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  1. #1
    Tracy Guest

    Default Carrot Cake Cookies

    The boss told me I could go home early so I did and I made these:

    http://i34.tinypic.com/7307sg.jpg

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2pzw45d&s=4

    I (for the most part) followed a recipe from allrecipes.com for Carrot
    Cake Cookies. I used half whole wheat flour, added coconut, used less
    cinnamon, added fresh nutmeg, and I used chopped pecans.

    They scream for some kind of icing. I originally thought I'd make them
    into Whoopie Pies, but I think they would be too rich. Not that there is
    anything wrong with that...

    Maybe some cream cheese glaze or drizzle? Any recipes? Or is it just
    cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk and maybe some vanilla to the
    consistancy I need??

    I might want to freeze them after glazing. Will they be ok, ya think?

    I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not include
    cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.

    Tracy



  2. #2
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    Tracy wrote:
    > The boss told me I could go home early so I did and I made these:
    >
    > http://i34.tinypic.com/7307sg.jpg
    >
    > http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2pzw45d&s=4
    >
    > I (for the most part) followed a recipe from allrecipes.com for Carrot
    > Cake Cookies. I used half whole wheat flour, added coconut, used less
    > cinnamon, added fresh nutmeg, and I used chopped pecans.
    >
    > They scream for some kind of icing. I originally thought I'd make them
    > into Whoopie Pies, but I think they would be too rich. Not that there is
    > anything wrong with that...
    >
    > Maybe some cream cheese glaze or drizzle? Any recipes? Or is it just
    > cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk and maybe some vanilla to the
    > consistancy I need??
    >
    > I might want to freeze them after glazing. Will they be ok, ya think?
    >
    > I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not include
    > cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.
    >
    > Tracy
    >
    >

    OOPS!

    Second picture here:

    http://i35.tinypic.com/2pzw45d.jpg

    Tracy

  3. #3
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    Tracy wrote:
    > The boss told me I could go home early so I did and I made these:
    >
    > http://i34.tinypic.com/7307sg.jpg
    >
    > http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2pzw45d&s=4
    >
    > I (for the most part) followed a recipe from allrecipes.com for Carrot
    > Cake Cookies. I used half whole wheat flour, added coconut, used less
    > cinnamon, added fresh nutmeg, and I used chopped pecans.
    >
    > They scream for some kind of icing. I originally thought I'd make them
    > into Whoopie Pies, but I think they would be too rich. Not that there is
    > anything wrong with that...
    >
    > Maybe some cream cheese glaze or drizzle? Any recipes? Or is it just
    > cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk and maybe some vanilla to the
    > consistancy I need??
    >
    > I might want to freeze them after glazing. Will they be ok, ya think?
    >
    > I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not include
    > cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.
    >
    > Tracy


    Those cookies look yummy! I am on a diet, so I tried to avert my eyes.<g>

    You have the glaze right; cream cheese and powdered sugar.

    Becca



  4. #4
    PickyJaz Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    On Jul 16, 2:07*pm, Tracy <karac...@bc.edu> wrote:
    snip...I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not
    include
    > cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.

    Tracy, those definately are something I would like to make, can you
    share your recipe...the entire way you made them rather than just your
    changes?

    I freeze carrot cakes all the time, but never frost them until they're
    thawed out. I don't know if frosted cookies ( or cakes) are okay to
    freeze, I just don't. Hopefully someone else may know.

    ...Picks


  5. #5
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    On Thu 17 Jul 2008 08:03:09p, PickyJaz told us...

    > On Jul 16, 2:07*pm, Tracy <karac...@bc.edu> wrote:
    > snip...I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not
    > include
    >> cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.

    > Tracy, those definately are something I would like to make, can you
    > share your recipe...the entire way you made them rather than just your
    > changes?
    >
    > I freeze carrot cakes all the time, but never frost them until they're
    > thawed out. I don't know if frosted cookies ( or cakes) are okay to
    > freeze, I just don't. Hopefully someone else may know.
    >
    > ...Picks
    >
    >


    It largely depends on the frosting. Cream cheese frosting freezes well.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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    Thursday, 07(VII)/17(XVII)/08(MMVIII)
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    Universe is a big place... perhaps the
    biggest
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  6. #6
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    PickyJaz wrote:
    > On Jul 16, 2:07 pm, Tracy <karac...@bc.edu> wrote:
    > snip...I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not
    > include
    >> cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.

    > Tracy, those definately are something I would like to make, can you
    > share your recipe...the entire way you made them rather than just your
    > changes?
    >
    > I freeze carrot cakes all the time, but never frost them until they're
    > thawed out. I don't know if frosted cookies ( or cakes) are okay to
    > freeze, I just don't. Hopefully someone else may know.
    >
    > ...Picks
    >


    I used this recipe

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Carrot-...es/Detail.aspx

    My changes were:
    I used half whole wheat flour
    I used only one tablespoon of cinnamon. Two sounded like too much to me.
    I added about a teaspoon, maybe less of fresh nutmeg
    I added about a half a cup of coconut.
    I used chopped pecans.
    I probably used more than a cup of shredded carrots.

    My first batch was a bit on the big side since I originally thought I
    would make them into carrot cake whoopie pies. I decided they would be
    way too heavy and just a bit of cream cheese frosting would be good. I
    took about 4 ounces of cream cheese, a bit of vanilla, a cup or so maybe
    a cup and and a half of confectioners sugar and enough milk to make a
    thick drizzle. I put the icing into a zipper bag and squeezed out little
    zig zags. It was just enough.

    They are seriously good.

    Tracy

  7. #7
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Thu 17 Jul 2008 08:03:09p, PickyJaz told us...
    >
    >> On Jul 16, 2:07 pm, Tracy <karac...@bc.edu> wrote:
    >> snip...I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not
    >> include
    >>> cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.

    >> Tracy, those definately are something I would like to make, can you
    >> share your recipe...the entire way you made them rather than just your
    >> changes?
    >>
    >> I freeze carrot cakes all the time, but never frost them until they're
    >> thawed out. I don't know if frosted cookies ( or cakes) are okay to
    >> freeze, I just don't. Hopefully someone else may know.
    >>
    >> ...Picks
    >>
    >>

    >
    > It largely depends on the frosting. Cream cheese frosting freezes well.
    >

    I think I will put a couple in the freezer to see how they do. They just
    have a drizzle. I think I am more concerned with wrecking the decoration.

    -Tracy

  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    On Fri 18 Jul 2008 07:11:43a, Tracy told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Thu 17 Jul 2008 08:03:09p, PickyJaz told us...
    >>
    >>> On Jul 16, 2:07 pm, Tracy <karac...@bc.edu> wrote:
    >>> snip...I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not
    >>> include
    >>>> cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.
    >>> Tracy, those definately are something I would like to make, can you
    >>> share your recipe...the entire way you made them rather than just your
    >>> changes?
    >>>
    >>> I freeze carrot cakes all the time, but never frost them until they're
    >>> thawed out. I don't know if frosted cookies ( or cakes) are okay to
    >>> freeze, I just don't. Hopefully someone else may know.
    >>>
    >>> ...Picks
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> It largely depends on the frosting. Cream cheese frosting freezes well.
    >>

    > I think I will put a couple in the freezer to see how they do. They just
    > have a drizzle. I think I am more concerned with wrecking the decoration.
    >
    > -Tracy
    >


    Quickly freeze them unwrapped on a cookie sheet, then wrap for storage.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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    Friday, 07(VII)/18(XVIII)/08(MMVIII)
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    A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving
    guy who has cheated some woman out of
    a divorce.
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  9. #9
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Fri 18 Jul 2008 07:11:43a, Tracy told us...
    >
    >> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>> On Thu 17 Jul 2008 08:03:09p, PickyJaz told us...
    >>>
    >>>> On Jul 16, 2:07 pm, Tracy <karac...@bc.edu> wrote:
    >>>> snip...I have frozen standard whoopie pies - but the filling does not
    >>>> include
    >>>>> cream cheese and that's what I am wondering about - the cream cheese.
    >>>> Tracy, those definately are something I would like to make, can you
    >>>> share your recipe...the entire way you made them rather than just your
    >>>> changes?
    >>>>
    >>>> I freeze carrot cakes all the time, but never frost them until they're
    >>>> thawed out. I don't know if frosted cookies ( or cakes) are okay to
    >>>> freeze, I just don't. Hopefully someone else may know.
    >>>>
    >>>> ...Picks
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> It largely depends on the frosting. Cream cheese frosting freezes well.
    >>>

    >> I think I will put a couple in the freezer to see how they do. They just
    >> have a drizzle. I think I am more concerned with wrecking the decoration.
    >>
    >> -Tracy
    >>

    >
    > Quickly freeze them unwrapped on a cookie sheet, then wrap for storage.
    >

    That's what I was planning. Now, to make room in the freezer....
    Thanks.
    Tracy

  10. #10
    PickyJaz Guest

    Default Re: Carrot Cake Cookies

    Thank you making time to share all, Tracy. I so appreciate it and
    will very likely be making at least a double batch of these over the
    coming weekend. Do let us know how the freeze-try comes out. If
    you'd like for sharing with others, here's what I've printed for
    myself....Picks


    Carrot Cake Cookies – 3 dozen – www.allrecipes.com - with rfc-Tracy
    changes week of 14 July '08

    1/2 cup soft butter 1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
    3/4 cup shred-carrots 1 cup raisins
    2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt
    2 Tbsp. cinnamon 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    Preheat oven to 350 Grease or parchment-line baking sheets

    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until
    smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, stir in the crushed pineapple,
    carrots and raisins. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda,
    salt and cinnamon; stir into the carrot mixture. Mix in the walnuts
    if desired. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie
    sheets.

    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until bottoms begin to brown and cookies are
    set. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheets
    before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

    Tracy’s Changes:
    Use half whole wheat flour
    Just 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
    Add 1 tsp. or less fresh ground nutmeg
    Add a fat-1/2 cup of coconut
    Pecans instead of walnuts
    More than a cup of shredded carrots

    About 4 ounces of cream cheese, a bit of vanilla, a cup to a cup and a
    half of
    confectioners sugar and enough milk to make a thick drizzle. Zipbag
    squeeze over in little zigzags.

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