Thursday, May 8, 2008

What should I call these? Cookies or cakes? Or "coocakes"?

I love all kind of food shops, I enter in all I find. I don't care if they're gourmet, supermarkets, or healthy food stores, I see food I'm in! A few weeks ago I was stroling around in a shop that specialises in diet foods and I spotted these ice-cream ball shaped cookies or cakes.

As I do allways I checked the ingredients list, I do it not because I have an obsession of any kind, I'm just a curious cookie and I like to know what I'm putting into my body. These things had only 3 ingredients: carrots, coconut and corn syrup. No eggs, no flour, no sugar... They looked quite good and I bought the package of 2 for my afternoon snack to try them.

I loved them! I could notice they had been baked but not to much, I could still taste the fresh flavour of bouth the carrot and the coconut. And they were sweet enough and very moist. Today I decided I would give a try at cloning them, and I have to say I think I did a good job! Well, you can't go much wrong with just 3 ingredients... I even threw in 2 last minute additions that I thought would go well with the healthy theme of this things.

  • CARROT-COCONUT "COOCAKES"

  • 1 cup finelly grated carrot (2 medium ones)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 3 tsps corn syrup

Mix everything together with a spoon until the dough is evenly moist. I did mine with a small ice-cream scoop and then flatten the balls a little. Bake at 180ºC (350ºF) for about 12 minutes.

Problem is I can't decide if these are cookies or little cakes... They do look like cookies but are soft and moist like cakes... I'm aware coocakes is a stupid name, but was the only one I could come for them... If you have any other ideia please let me know!

15 comments:

Hendria said...

these look really interesting....:)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

They were good Hendria, for my taste of course!

Emiline said...

Whoa- that's cool. These are so simple and easy.

Coco-carrot coocakes?

Prudy said...

I just found your blog and scrolled down to some of your past entries. I'm excited to learn from a pro! I'll be back!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Emiline: Loveeeeeed it! Coco-carrot coocakes, lol! I'll use it from now on!

Prudy: Thanks! Yes, come back that would make me very happy!

Brilynn said...

Who would have thought you could come up with a cookie with only three ingredients? I think I like the addition of oats in yours.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love the taste of oats, I try to sneak them everywhere.

Kevin and Katrina said...

How about cakies? They look yummy and simple. Gotta try these. My list is growing ever so long of must try recipes! ;)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh Katrina, same here! The list is bigger everyday!

Lisa said...

I can't wait to try these! I have all the ingredients except the coconut. Great recipe!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Lisa: don't skip the coconut! If you do try them let me know!

Zen Chef said...

I think 'coocakes' is a really cool name! It would make a nice nickname for me too. Haha (hey! Coocakes, pass me the salt would ya'?)
I bet they are delicious!

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

these sound yummy and good for you too! thanks!

www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com said...

btw, how about cakies for a name?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Zen: I'll call you coocakes from now on, lol!

"Adorn": Maybe i'll have to go with cakies since Zen took coocakes for himself...