Carrot Cake Cookies

These carrot cake cookies have all of the warm and delicious flavors of carrot cake baked into a soft and chewy cookie!

Carrot Cake Cookies | chezcateylou.com

Happy Friday everybody! Is anything better than Friday? I really don’t think so! Sure you still have to wake up and go to work or school – but the promise of the weekend is ahead. It is such a great feeling! And what better way to celebrate Friday than with cookies – carrot cake cookies to be exact. How’s that for some alliteration?!

These aren’t just any carrot cake cookies – these are for the Mystery Dish challenge! That’s right, it is already time for another Mystery Dish challenge. In case you missed some of my other posts, Mystery Dish is a fun group that I’m part of with some of my blogging friends. Every month, the host sends out a list of ingredients, and we have to come up with something using the “mystery” ingredients. It is kind of like the show Chopped, with a lot less pressure!

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Gingerbread Cookies and St. Frank Textiles

This recipe for soft and chewy gingerbread cookies is a Christmas staple in my house! You can decorate them with a simple icing and sprinkles, or keep them plain!

Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com #Christmas

Is there any kind of food that says Christma more than a gingerbread cookie? There is just something about the flavor of gingerbread that makes me think about decorating the tree by a cozy fire while Christmas music is playing in the background. And they are so much fun to make because you can choose any shape that you want! I love to get out my cookie cutters each Christmas season and play with them – it makes me feel like a kid! Of course the standard gingerbread man is adorable, but there are so many fun options.  This year I was inspired by these gorgeous ornaments  from St. Frank.

St. Frank sells handmade textiles that are sourced from artisans around the world. This holiday season they are featuring a limited edition Birds of Peace ornament set that consists of four embroidered birds, each one with a unique and beautiful pattern. So I added a new cookie cutter to my collection and got to work.
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Oreo Inspired Cookies: Chewy Chocolate-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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When I came across this recipe, I was so intrigued.  A regular cookie that tastes like an Oreo?  A cookie dough that has no eggs in it? I knew I had to try it!  And I am so glad that I did, because these are delicious!!  The flavor does in fact remind me of an Oreo, although a much better one!!  The cookies are rich in chocolate flavor, and the white chocolate chips are the perfect complement to the fudgy cookie.  I have never baked cookies without eggs, but somehow it worked!  And because there is no egg in the dough I can eat it without TheBetterHalf telling me that I’m going to get salmonella! (TheBetterHalf: CateyLou is going to get salmonella. It’s inevitable. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.)  I ordered some of this cocoa powder from King Arthur Flour, and I think it is the best cocoa powder I have tried.  It is so rich in flavor!  … 

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