You can have your cake and eat it, too--as a cookie! The bases for these thumbprints are studded with grated carrots, chopped pecans, golden raisins, and rolled oats. The creamy filling features fresh goat cheese (cream cheese would work in its place) and a swirl of apricot jam. The result? Layers of flavor in every bite.
Carrots are more than rabbit food. They're a versatile vegetable packed with beta-carotene, (which gives them that vibrant red-orange color), and of course they're widely available year round. Making soup is a great way to use up that bag of carrots in the crisper drawer; do you like your carrot soup spicy, smoky, roasted, or creamy?
Carrot cake is an all-time favorite, a total crowd-pleaser too. There’s something about the addition of shredded carrots that makes this classic feel less decadent than other cakes -- though with a rich, spiced batter and cream cheese frosting it's certainly a treat.