Saturday, February 16, 2019

Our Friday, Saturday Recipe

Thursday we heard on the news that gas prices were going to increase by 7 cents a litre. We stopped at our usual gas bar where they were charging about 89 cents and filled up (bit under half full when we started) Friday, we were told by the driver of our ride that the prices had gone up to over $1 as reported but by the mid afternoon, they were already coming down again.

This time our ride included a woman whom we stopped to pick up. She was  going to the same hospital for the same thing (ultra sound) at the same time. We had to wait for her to come out as she went in after us. Can't complain for a $6.91 ride where we don't have to walk about in the cold. I am so glad we decided to use this service. Mind you, I have an appointment a fair distance away next week, I will be driving to that one. The one time we went before we could park close to the door in the wheelchair spot (I have a plate).

This is different.

Carrot Cake Cookies with Pineapple

Recipe By:BakingObsession123
"A delicious, moist cookie for anyone who loves carrot cake."


  • Cookie Dough:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Frosting:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon juice from canned pineapple


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 4 cookie sheets.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. To make the cookie dough, beat 1/2 cup butter, shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1 egg and allow to blend into the butter mixture before adding the second egg and the vanilla. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the crushed pineapple, carrot, raisins, and chopped walnuts, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Drop onto the prepared baking sheets by the heaping teaspoonful, allowing 2 inches of space between the cookies.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar and pineapple juice. Beat until no lumps remain. Spread the frosting on the cooled cookies, and allow to dry completely before storing.

Have a great weekend


  1. Amazing how quickly stations can up the gas prices. Seems like the news will predict it and up goes the prices. Ours were finally under $2 a gallon. They went up to 2.15 and are now down to 2.09. (They never come down as fast as they go up, it seems.)

    That cookie looks delicious. I so want one.

    1. It is amazing Liz. I was told, on Friday by our driver, never buy gas in the morning. I didn't know that tip, useful.

      They do look delicious but.....

  2. I made cookies using some brownie mix I had on hand. OMG. They are delicious. Good with ice cream as a sandwich too.
    I made the decision yesterday to order some items I wanted that were on sale and pay a $5.99 shipping fee versus braving the cold, driving to the mall, looking for a good parking spot and fighting the crowds - and hoping the store had the items I wanted.

    1. Sounds good if tempting Denise.

      It really is worth paying a fee sometimes.

  3. I hope your gas prices stay down. I hope ours do too! Glad you've found a service for getting to your appointments. My parents in law have that as well in France, and their insurance helps pay for it. The cookies look yummy. I love carrot cake!

    1. I don't suppose they will Lisa, too much to hope for. We pay by the kilometer for our rides and how much you pay per km depends on your income. I love carrot cake too.