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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

 

cookie carnival :: march round-up!


it's round-up time! this month we made Gourmet Magazine's CARROT CAKE INSIDE-OUT COOKIES. and they were totally delicious. i loved everything about these little beauties. they were cakey, moist, flavorful, snack-sized. i'm thinking of making them in May for my son's school bake sale. he devoured them.

my only complaint about mine was that i wished they were a liiiiiitle flatter. but i know others found theirs spread too much, so who knows what that's about. i did make a couple of modifications. i cut the white sugar out completely and omitted the nuts. i knew the nut factor would freak about the boys in the family.

if you want to try the recipe. here's a pdf for you. or go to epicurious.com.

onto the round-up! thanks again, everyone for participating and making the Carnival a fun ride. the photo (if one was provided) appears above the blurb about the baker. if
anyone finds an error, please let me know!


jackie at Food Wanderlust had this to say, "I'm thinking next time I would make them as standalone cookies instead of sandwich cookies with the cream cheese filling as a topping." i think she is not alone in that assessment! read her post here.

tami of Tami's Kitchen Table Talk decided to do some of hers naked and found them better that way! read her post here.


laura of This That and a Whole Lot of Food had this to say, "They are quite pretty little balls of sugar. I like that. I may make them for a pot luck sometime." she read my mind. i'm thinking "bake sale." read the rest of her post here.


linda of Baking Foodie played along this month. read her post here for more precious pup pics!


jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes topped hers with the filling, rather than sandwiching. i admit i did the same....or rather let the 4 year old do it. sloppy! but tasty!. Read jacque's post here!

pam of Cookies with Boys had this to say, "Let me tell you, they flew off the plate so fast, I barely had a chance to sample one." Read the rest of her post here.


karen of Shortbread South is posting about cookies all month! wheee! read her Carnival post here.


christine of Whimsical Bakery made the cookies--twice, but did not post about them. she had some trouble getting them to bake properly. anyone else have trouble? got any advice for cristine? you can comment here if you like.


mary ann of Meet Me in The Kitchen had this to report, "These little guys were good.. I had to put some in a plastic container and hide them in the fridge."
read the rest of her post here.


tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy had this to say, "there is something about these ones which makes you want to keep eating them."
something goooood! read the rest of her post here.



holly of Phemomenon had this to say, "The good news is, these cookies are pretty simple to put together and extremely tasty."
read the rest of her post here. holly will also be the first-ever Carnival Guest Host. thanks, holly!


natalie of Snooky Doodle cakes is the first to monkey with the recipe at all. she used almonds rather than walnuts. read her post here.


cristine of Cooking With Cristine got creative when her cookies spread. she used cookie cutters to cute-i-fy them! read her post here.


rachelle of Mommy, I'm Hungry had this to report, "
We thought these were great. Perfect little bite sizes of cake!" read the rest of her post here.



lauren of Fried Pickles & Ice cream has a super-cute blog. and she had this to say about these cookies, "
I liked them best when they were stored in the refrigerator and eaten cold." read the rest of her post here.



katy of Alphabet Soup gets right to the point, "
I'll just cut to the chase -- these are good!!" i think we're all on the same page with that sentiment! read her post here.



jin of Smell & Taste are My Memory enjoyed this with pecans rather than walnuts. it's what she had on hand. i love how "what you have on hand" can transform recipes. read her post here.


anissa of Anissa's Kitchen played along for the first time this month said, "
I found this to be a big hit with my family." read her post here.

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8 Comments:

Blogger PheMom said...

Awesome roundup! It is interesting to see all the variety of results people had. I will have to try again some time and see if I can figure out why mine spread so much. Thanks for letting me guest host for April!

April 1, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I totally missed the deadline but will be posting tomorrow! I'll add the link to the comments here once they are up and posted!! Mine were made without the butter, and ladies they were amazing!! You'd never know!

April 1, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Great pics everybody! It's always so fun to see everyone's variations and picture set up. I need some more ideas so keep them coming. :-)

Thanks a lot. Love it. Can't wait to see what Phemomenon has for us.

April 1, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

These were great cookies! Great to see everyone elses. I can't wait for this months to come. :)

April 1, 2009 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

Everyone's cookies look great! Can't wait to see what Holly chooses for April! :)

April 1, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger jen said...

they all look so yummy, great job everyone!

April 1, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger stephchows said...

OK here is my slacker late version! No butter and SO GOOD!

http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2009/04/inside-out-carrot-cake.html

April 2, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

I really liked these cookies! They are most definitely in my keeper file. :) I can't wait for the next recipe to try!!

April 2, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

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