Oct 23, 2017

{Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting and A Little Fun}

I love cookies, cream cheese and pecans so I knew I had to make these cookies.


TIP: To save time buy a bag of shredded carrots and then give them a fine chop.

I like having all my ingredients on the counter and ready to go. That's how they do it on the cooking shows you know? LOL!


Doesn't those specks of freshly chopped carrots make that dough look pretty? YES, I know, I get a little excited about things like this!

Made myself a taco salad while baking my cookies. Anything with Sour cream is good!



The Recipe I had shows the cookies with nuts surrounding the sides and not the top, which was so pretty. But, I LOVE nuts and decided to top my cookies with nuts.



I made these for a family reunion and hid back a few for myself too! I made enough cookies that I boxed up some and gave to a friend for a birthday present.

Or you can pop over to my Pinterest page, select desserts, and I saved it there.  

Okay, so how about a little fun today with a few questions.

1: What's your favorite meal of the day? Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner (we call it supper at my house)

2: What's your style most often when it comes to daily meals? Home cooked or Fast Food?

3:  Are you one that likes to try new foods or are you more to staying with what you know?

Last one
4: Do you like to cook with different kinds of spices or are you more of just a salt and pepper kind of gal?

My answers: 
1:  Well, through the week I would have to say lunch most often. I am not a breakfast person unless it's around 10:30-11:00 am. I am not a late evening meal eater either if I can help it.  Sometimes I just can't help it either but if that's the case I never eat heavy. I would NEVER sleep a wink on a full stomach. Usually that is just the opposite for some people!

2: Home cooked. I usually eat fast food one day a week and sometimes two but only if I have no choice. I know that sounds weird but  truth is I would rather eat my own cooking or what my man decided to grill.

3: I love trying new foods.

4: I LOVE cooking with spices and I LOVE trying out new spices.
 
I do hope that you all have a great week. I am already looking at this new recipe book I purchased using "Coke" in food and desserts. No telling what I might try next! LOL! 

I will end with this today.


This week I challenge you to look around you no matter what your circumstances are and see the beauty of the Lord. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy






 

55 comments:

  1. Yes, I will pin this recipe too! I like breakfast foods but eaten later in the morning. I like to try new recipes all the time, but I scrutinize because of my food allergies. That's why I prefer home cooking. We call it supper too! Thanks for posting these cookies. Hugs and have a nice week, girlfriend.

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    1. Food allergies does indeed make a difference in choice of foods. Try those cookies girl. They are good.

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  2. Yum,yum,yum....as for your questions, I'll post them tomorrow. Big smiles.

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  3. Those cookies look so good. I like my evening meal the best. Light breakfast and light lunch but evening time....I need to change my way of thinking probably. LOL! I like trying new things once every now and then but not often. I eat fast foods maybe once a week if that. We like leftovers. Just give me salt and pepper and I am happy. Pretty picture of the flowers.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, Marty loves leftovers and I most often cook enough to have left overs. Especially on Sundays. My girls carry home food and we have it on Monday.

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  4. Hi Cindy! My mom used to make a cookie a little like this one. It was a cashew cookie with white frosting. Yum! Love the hack to buy shredded carrots and then mince. What a time saver! Your salad looked really good too.
    Personally, I love breakfast. It's my favorite meal, I think about it when I go to bed! We rarely eat out, my husband is the major cook around here, and he enjoys doing it so much we almost never eat out during the week. Unfortunately, I don't have a wide palate or an adventurous spirit with food. I'm Irish, so I guess that might explain it. My husband is Italian, and he told me that when I married him, the only spices I knew were salt and pepper! I think he's right :(
    Have a wonderful week!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil, the older I get the more variety of foods I like. I can remember despising things such as cooked greens, peas and butter beans and a big NO to cabbage! And try something NEW was out of the question. BOY have I changed! LOL!

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  5. We call it supper at our house also! LOL That cream cheese frosting sure looks good. Have not baked a lot lately except gluten free mixes. Have tried a couple substituting gluten free flour and need to find time and energy to try more. Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I love trying new recipes when I have time.

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  6. Cindy, those treats look so decadently delicious - yum yum yum!!!!!

    Thanks for the recipe- may need to make those for sure!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Smiles!!

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    1. Give them a try Michelle. I am wanting to try a new recipe I have now.

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  7. Your yummy cookies and taco salad made me hungry. I have an adventurous palate and would try any new food once!

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    1. I like a good taco salad Margie. That particular day I had planned on eating a sandwich but got up that morning with taco's on the brain! So decided a taco salad was a good in the midde! LOL!

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  8. These cookies sound amazing! I definitely want to try these. I could eat carrot cake all day long so I know these cookies have to be wonderful.

    We would rather eat at home too. :)

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  9. I saved that recipe. it sounds delicious!!!! I LOVE carrot cake and will end up making these with my grandgirls.
    I love a late lunch and usually do that at home.
    I do love to go out to dinner but we don't do that much anymore since hubby's surgery-he isn't really able to eat out.
    I cook all the old tried and trued recipes and I do use several spices when I cook---but I don't like anything too spicy..if that makes sense.
    Fun post--thansk! xo Diana

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    1. Yes it makes perfect sense Diana. I used to love HOT spices and still do as long as they are not a FIRE spice. However, hot spices do not like me and I learned the hard way years ago when I began to suffer with GERD and acid reflux. It took me several years to learn ways to control it.

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  10. These look so good!! So good I would try them for ...breakfast (favorite meal:))..
    Happy to take your challenge, yes!! so much beauty around us ,magnificent creation that reveals the beauty of the LORD!!!!
    Have a fun and blessed week!! xo

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    1. I do like breakfast food but rather have it later on as a brunch. My husband's eye balls can pop open and he could eat a full course breakfast! LOL!

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  11. Ooooh, carrot cake anything is my most favorite! I will be trying these! To answer your questions....1. My favorite meal is dinner because I get to make and eat what I like. The boys get what they want. Yup, making two meals a night! 2. Definitely home cooked unless I have a migraine, exhausted, etc. My hubby is very good about just ordering a pizza when I am not up to making dinner. 3. I am always trying new foods and recipes. It creates a lot of new favorites and a lot of fails! 4. I love cooking with a variety of spices and would love to try new ones if I new anything about them! Thanks for the recipe!!

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    1. Ann Marie, I bought a new spice that I will try out and will let you know how it goes. I like pizza too. Every now and then I will buy a pizza. My husband rather not eat it but he will if he thinks that's all we are going to have. LOL!

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  12. Oh, yummy! I can only imagine how many calories are in one of those sweet treats! We probably eat out too much, but mostly on weekends and maybe once a week. I'm not a good cook and Jack won't even try casseroles or anything like that, so it's strictly meat and taters, beans, etc. Boring... and is partly why we're both overweight! Boo! I'm too old for spicy foods, too... Mercy, I'm in bad shape every way you look at it! 😃

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    1. Deb, you are too funny and I bet you are a good cook too! Oh I love casserole type foods. And I am the crock pot queen too! I love cooking with spices but I am careful about eating too many spices especially the HOT ones!

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  13. I love carrot cake so these cookies sound delicious, too! Thanks for the recipe!! Supper is my favorite meal since I/we spend a bit more time preparing it and we get to sit, relax and visit about our day. I prefer home cooking (since I've learned to cook better!!). I do enjoy trying new foods and new spices. One particularly interest meal we tried recently was Ethiopian. Delicious!! Have a great week, Cindy! Z

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    1. OOH, I would love to try an Ethiopian dish. I saw some recipes recently called Indian cooking. I may have to give one of those recipes a try. I have always wanted to have a party that different types of culture foods was made along with different desserts. But needless to say, all I done was think about it! LOL!

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  14. Dear Cindy, I love looking and reading about your new recipe adventures. They are so fun. But I have to pass on making them (can’t have sugar).
    Keep me drooling!

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    1. Christine, I have seen some pretty interesting recipes for desserts that were sugar free. Lord knows I need to be making those! LOL!

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  15. Oh my..these cookies have to be scrumptious!! Since watching all the cooks/chefs on The Food Network use cute little bowls for all their ingredients I've been doing the same!! I even bought some cute little bowls to have on hand. You never know, I might cook again some day. lol Enjoyed your questions too. Your answer to #1 would also be my answer. Enjoyed visiting with you today, hope you have a Terrific Tuesday!!

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    1. Don't you just love the little bowls Miss Mary. I am crazy about dishes as you know so I have to really stay on myself about picking up these little dishes. I saw some of the cutest little bowls over the weekend and came within an ace of buying them. I kept saying, I need those for my cooking ingredients! LOL! I actually left without them. But I came home with some new spices to try! LOL!

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  16. Popping in to say hello, and how much I really want your salad! ha, ha! I love taco anything! But I don't like nuts of any kind, so... hee, hee...I've got 4 kids right here with me making plenty of noise, so I'm gonna go without answering your questions. I'm more of an outdoors girl than a cook, anyways. ;) Have a great day!

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    1. You could make those cookies without the nuts. I am just a NUT fan....and a NUT! LOL!

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  17. I must make those carrot cake cookies, Cindy, my friend!! They are in my future for sure.
    Here's my answers:
    1. I love every meal! I eat a big breakfast, have salad and dessert at lunch, and then I look forward to my dinner.
    2. I eat home cooked, and every once in a great while,I'll have fast food.
    3. I LOVE trying new foods and recipes!!
    4. Yes, I love different spices. You should see my spice cabinet!
    Have a great week, Cindy! xxoo

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    1. Kitty, I so need to clean out my spice cabinet! I need to clean cabinets out PERIOD actually. I see your desserts girl as you are the Queen of desserts and wish I could share one of your desserts with you over a cup of tea.

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  18. What a fun post, sweet friend! Oh, my, everything looks so yummy!!! Especially, the taco salad...I LOVE taco salad. We call it supper, too! I would say lunch or supper is my favorite, I prefer home-cooked anytime, I love trying new foods, and I love experimenting with new-to-me spices!! Love and appreciate you so much and thank you for your encouragement!

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  19. Hi Cindy, those cookies look so good! Hubby is diabetic now so we are looking for low sugar options. I enjoy all meals! I eat an egg everyday for breakfast. I have it with an English muffin or corn tortilla. We eat most meals at home now since we have better control of salt and sugar intake. We go out about 1-2 times a week. We love Mexican food but the chips get us every time. We do like to try new foods. I think my favorite spice is cumin. Congratulations on the baby to come! I added lots of pictures from Disneyland at my blog. The high here was 104 and I hope this is the last heatwave here. Poor Dodgers will be playing in the heat. Los Angeles is about 45 minutes away from us. Time to turn the World Series station on. Have a great week!

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  20. Hi Cindy, thank you for sharing the delicious cookie recipe.
    I love lunch or as my grandmother and mother called it, Dinner. Dinner is supper like you said. haha!! It's a southern thing.
    I love to fix home cooked meals best but we pick up fast food at times when pressed for time during a big project etc.
    I do love to try new foods.
    I use different spices at times too.
    Thanks for the fun. Have a great Wednesday sweet friend. xo

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  21. Well, you already know, Sister friend, that I don't need anyone to talk me into enjoying some of the Lord's beauty around me on any given day...I would rather do that than anything else! The carrot cake cookies look AMAZING! You look like you are very neat baker...my kitchen is mess when I am done! Here are my answers:
    1: What's your favorite meal of the day? Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner - I gotta have my breakfast as soon as I get up!

    2: What's your style most often when it comes to daily meals? Home cooked or Fast Food? Love home cooked but sometimes fast food is necessary!

    3: Are you one that likes to try new foods or are you more to staying with what you know? Love trying new things!

    4: Do you like to cook with different kinds of spices or are you more of just a salt and pepper kind of gal? Salt and pepper mostly but do experiment..love adding fresh basil to Italian dishes especially.

    Have a great rest of the week! HUGS!

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  22. Cindy, I love carrot cake; so I would love these! I too love anything with sour cream, or cream cheese. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. So glad you stopped by Jann. Have been thinking about you and praying for your health.

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  23. Those carrot cookies look so amazing, and I like your tip about chopping the presliced ones. And that taco salad - yes please! About your questions... I love lunch, it is my favorite time of day to eat as well, don't like going to bed on a miserably full stomach! And I love trying new foods, new spices, and new tastes although my family is not so adventurous, lol. We almost never eat out! My family prefers homecooked meals the best, and I do too. I enjoyed your picture and quote, it is so true, there is beauty all around us, we just need to open our eyes and hearts to it :) Hugs to you today!

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    1. Marilyn, I found a new spice that I tried on some chicken. Hope to share next week maybe. I love trying new spices. Of course some times I have to google it to find out what it's good on! LOL!

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  24. Love carrot cake cookies! We had some last week ... so delicious! I wonder if we used the same recipe. My daughter had found it on Pinterest, and they were just as you described.

    Blessings~

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    1. Yes I found this recipe on pinterest. Not only are they good but PRETTY! It's all about the presentation you know! LOL!

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  25. Cindy, those cookies look absolutely amazingI rarely eat fast food, I prefer my own cooking! I like all three meals, love to try new recipes and I always use spices! Have a wonderful weekend'

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    1. I hope you have a great weekend too Pam. Annual Conner Fall Party on Saturday evening so the chili will be cooking.

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  26. Sweet friend, I MUST try these cookies! Oh, they look divine. Thank you for sharing and after I leave this comment I am off to check out the recipe.

    I had to smile when you said anything with sour cream is good. I am the only one in my family that likes sour cream and I love it on my nachos, baked potatoes, and in my chili.

    It was so nice visiting with you. Love and hugs sent your way!

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    1. Baked potato, chili and taco/nacho's MUST have sour cream! LOL!

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  27. Those cookies look wonderful! And I love a good taco salad. Breakfast is my favorite meal - always has been. We do a combination of home-cooked and fast food or eating out meals. Right now we have so much going on as we prepare my dear, little mother's home for sale and cooking meals has to be very intentional and planned and prepped early in the day so that's not happening all the time. Take out is becoming a 'norm' for a couple of weeks. I always say I'm going to try something new but I really like what I like. It's so easy, especially in a busy schedule, to stick with the tried-and-true. I try new spices occasionally but I'm not as adventurous as I could be. You've inspired me to think outside the box once in a while - when life slows a bit.
    ~Adrienne~

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  28. Adrienne, you must try the cookies. They are really good. Especially with a cup of coffee!

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  29. I want to try those yummy looking cookies! I love carrot cake and will love the cookies too! Thanks for the recipe!

    Katherine

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  30. Catching up on your happy blog. Loved the boxing dinosaurs and this recipe sounds SO delicious! I really loved the teacup you recieved in the exchange. Perfect for the season. Happy Harvest!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy