Monday, February 16, 2009

Baking GALS, Team Ugly Angel

I am participating in Round 6 of Baking GALS as a member of Team Ugly Angel. I baked just over 4 dozen cookies to ship off to a unit of Marines in Al Asaad. Since my Dad, Uncle, and Grandfather were all Marine Corps officers I feel a pull to do something to support the men and women serving our country. Here are a few pictures. I made oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia nut, and giant chocolate chip cookies. Brandon and Little Brandon got some, too. And me too, of course!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gingered Carrot Cookies, Day 2

We think these cookies are better today than they were yesterday. The base of the cookie is the right amount of soft inside with a slight crunch to the outside. I'd love to make the batter again with different spices and mix-ins. They are almost cake-y inside. We can't put them down. I realize now I'm going to have to make 1/2 batches and use my freezer to keep up with the whole blogging/baking trend.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD): not yet! and Gingered Carrot Cookies

The group I found that I was so excited about, Tuesdays with Dorie, is currently closed; but, since I purchased the book and love to bake, I'm blogging anyway and hopefully they'll open the group before they finish the cookbook they're working through.

Here's my first effort:  Gingered Carrot Cookies.

Ingredients assembled.  I substituted macadamia nuts for pecans, and used golden raisins.  Next time I'd also add white chocolate chips.

Verdict: delicious! Carrot cake is my husband's favorite, so these are right up his alley.