Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TWD - Gingered Carrot Cookies







I have to start with a little disclaimer.....mine aren't actually "gingered".  I don't know what happened, but when I went to the pantry to get the ginger, there wasn't any in there.  I must have decided at some point that what I had was no longer any good and thrown in out hence, no ginger.  I had fresh ginger and candied ginger, but I didn't think those would be great substitutes, so I punted. 

Which means these are technically "Chinese Five Spice" Carrot Cookies.  And damn good ones.  What is Chinese Five Spice you ask?  The jar says, "This blend of sweet, warm, cool and spicy flavors work together to liven any dish.  An extremely versatile mixture for use in stir-fry, vegetables, pork; add a pinch to muffins, nut breads, or pancakes for a surprising and delightful twist."  So there you have it.

The actual mixture is Ginger, Star Anise, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cloves, and other spices.  Wonder with the "other spices" could be?  Anyone?  

So I don't know if mine tasted like the rest of the group, but they were delicious anyway.  I don't think I would have picked this recipe on my own, so I'm certainly glad Natalia of gatti fili e farina (I have no idea what that means!) did.  Check out her site for the recipe.







7 comments:

  1. Im glad you liked them! I loved this recipe. The cookies remind me of fall!

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  2. Oooh, I would've loved to try yours! Those spices sound amazing! And the cookies are so pretty! :)

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  3. I want one of yours! We loved this cookie.

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  4. Ciao Jill ! Thank you for joining me this week ! Your cookies look really great !! Gatti is Cats, Fili is Threads (because I'm a textile conservator) and Farina is Flour...

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  5. It sounds like the 5 spice mix was fairly close to what the recipe specified, and I think this cookie would work with lots o different spices.

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  6. very cool to use five spice. i'd love to try that!

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  7. That's an interesting variation! I kind of have a thing against five spice because of the star anise (picky picky) but I can imagine how, if you don't have my particular hang-ups, it made the cookies even more awesome.

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