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Tate’s Bake Shop Carrot Muffins and a cookie & cookbook giveaway

by Aggies Kitchen on December 13, 2010

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(this giveaway is now closed)

I’ve been seeing posts about Tate’s Bake Shop all over the web lately.  Lots of great baking going on out there!  Tate’s might be a new name to you, but they are not new by any means…they opened their doors in the Hamptons, NY in 1980 and sold some of their baked goods at Ina Garten’s own shop Barefoot Contessa. After I was recently contacted by them to try their cookies and check out their cookbook I quickly realized I was introduced to them a couple of years ago by my sister in law Jamie.  Jamie raved about this cookbook and has actually posted these yummy blueberry muffins and blueberry buckle from it too.

I absolutely loved their cookies…they are made just how I like them, crisp on the edges, slightly chewy in the middle.  And they are buttery…in a very good way. I was mailed a nice sample of their chocolate chip, macadamia nut and oatmeal raisin cookies.  I’m hoarding a package of the oatmeal raisin ones in the pantry…

You want to try some of these cookies? (I know you do…)

Tate’s Bake Shop is offering one of my readers this same cookie package along with their awesome cookbook.  Ina Garten actually wrote the foreward in the book, and I will assure you, you will find some wonderful recipes in there.  I have my eye on a few already, and have already baked these Carrot Muffins up twice this past weekend.

Giveaway: Tate’s Bake Shop Gift Pack and Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook

Ends Thursday, midnight (EST)

To enter into the giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post telling me your most favorite kind of cookie.  Mine is definitely oatmeal raisin.

Sorry, giveaway open to US readers only.

Additional Entries can be earned by:

1.  Become a fan of Tate’s Bake Shop on Facebook.  “Like” them and then come back and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

2. Become a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook.  “Like” Aggie’s Kitchen then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

3. Follow @AggiesKitchen on Twitter, then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

4.  Share about giveaway and link back to this post on Facebook, Twitter or your own blog and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

Bonus: Tate’s Bake Shop is offering a discount code “cookie” to Aggie’s Kitchen readers for 15% off on any tatesbakeshop.com purchase from now through December 31st.

Now as far as these muffins go…they were delicious.  If you are a carrot cake fan, then you will love these.  They were dense and full of goodness, I even added a little coconut to the second batch.  I bet these would actually make a great cupcake with some cream cheese frosting…um, yea….now we’re talking.

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Carrot Muffins

Recipe from Tate’s Bake Shop cookbook

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 cups carrots, grated
1/2 cup, pecans
1/2 cup raisins
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 apple, peeled and cored, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan cups.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil and eggs. Mix until they are well combined. Stir in the carrots, pecans, vanilla, and apple. Fold in the flour mixture.

Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cups. The muffin cups should be filled to the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

(Note: Original recipe says it makes 10 muffins, I was able to get 12 muffins in each batch)

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Jamie December 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm

This is an awesome cookbook. I need to make those carrot muffins soon. They look wonderful. Now, about my favorite cookie…there are too many to name but I love the classics….chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar and macadamia nut are my favorites.

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Jamie December 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I am a Facebook Fan.

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Angela December 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

My favorite cookie is Peanut Butter or good old Chocolate Chip!

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Angela December 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I am a facebook fan of Aggie’s Kitchen! One of my favorite blogs!

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Angela December 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Now I am a facebook fan of Nate’s Cookies!

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Katie December 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm

oatmeal chocolate chip

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Joanna December 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm

My favorite cookies are chocolate chip!! and they have to be warm!!

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Joanna December 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I am a fan of Tate’s

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Joanna December 13, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I shared your giveway on my my facebook page :) I want me some cookies :)

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Monica December 13, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I’ve been wanting to try Tate’s cookies!! I keep hearing about them! My favorite cookie is a snickerdoodle.
Thanks!

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Monica December 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I follow @AggiesKitchen on Twitter!
@MacaroniKidNYC

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Cheryl December 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I adore SUGAR Cookies

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Cheryl December 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

fan of Tates on facebook

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Jamie December 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Posted about giveaway on my Facebook page.

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Cheryl December 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Follow you on twitter

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Cheryl December 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Tweeted

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Fallon December 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Chocolate chip cookies!

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Julia December 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm

It’s hard to pick just one cookie. I love chewy peanut butter cookies. Heck, I love almost all cookies!!

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Julia December 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I am a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen on facebook.

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Julia December 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Also a fan of Tate’s on facebook.

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Nicki December 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Hello. I am a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen! Love your site! Love Tate’s. By the way, the sugar measurement is missing from the carrot muffin recipe….

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Jo Ann December 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Snickerdoodles…I was raised on those.

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Jo Ann December 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I also became a fan of Tates…and have always been a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen!!!

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Cathy Hodge Smith December 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I have two favorite cookies and can never decide which one I like better as they are both so delicious. They are also unique and rather old fashioned. I love Persimmon Cookies and Mincemeat Dried Date Cookies. They are so moist, rich in flavor and stand up well over four or five days.

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Kristin T December 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I love chocolate chip cookies.

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Kristin T December 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I am a fan of Tate’s on Facebook.

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Brooke December 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I like good old fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.

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Melissa December 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I’m with you: oatmeal raisin.

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Barbi December 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm

my favorite is oatmeal chocolate chip.

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Barbi December 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I like Tate’s Bake shop on FB.

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Barbi December 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I’m a FB fan of Aggie’s kitchen.

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Barbi December 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I follow you on twitter. @strmywthr3

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Sarah cooksey December 14, 2010 at 12:10 am

Gingerbread cookies!

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Sarah cooksey December 14, 2010 at 12:12 am

I am now a fan of gates bake shop on Facebook!

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Connie December 14, 2010 at 12:13 am

Definitely oatmeal raisin

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Cookin' Canuck December 14, 2010 at 12:17 am

My favorite kind of cookie – do I have to choose just one? Okay, I’ll say my dad’s white chocolate espresso cookies.

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Cookin' Canuck December 14, 2010 at 12:17 am

I “like” you on Facebook.

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Cookin' Canuck December 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

I follow you on Twitter.

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sara December 14, 2010 at 12:25 am

I love a soft chewy chocolate chip!

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sara December 14, 2010 at 12:27 am

follow you on twitter saramama

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Catherine December 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

My favorite cookie is the Madelaine. I love these little cookies that are slightly sweet little sponge cake cookies shaped like shells. I’ve never made them, but I do LOVE them. I recently “found” Aggie’s Kitchen and I love it!! Now I’m going to check out Tate’s Bake Shop. These muffins looks Fabulous!! I’m going to try making them tomorrow! Yumm! Carrot muffins with with Folgers with sugar free hazelnut creamy! Can’t wait!!

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Katie December 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

I love Chocolate Chip cookies.

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Katie December 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

I like Tate’s on FB.

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Katie December 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

I like Aggie’s Kitchen on FB.

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Kelly December 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

I love monster cookies!

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Amber December 14, 2010 at 9:23 am

My favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut.

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Amber December 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

FB fan of Tate’s.

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Amber December 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

FB fan of Aggie’s Kitchen

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Amber December 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

following on Twitter

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Christy December 14, 2010 at 9:32 am

I love peanut butter!

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Christy December 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

I like you on FB!

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Christy December 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

I like Tate’s on FB too!

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Danielle December 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

I love sugar cookies – the soft, pillowy kind! BTW, those carrot cake muffins look superb!

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Marsha A. December 14, 2010 at 10:42 am

White chocolate chip macadamea nut cookies.

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Jo December 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

I love making/eating oatmeal cranberry cookies

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Jo December 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

Im a Fan on FB

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Kathy December 14, 2010 at 11:29 am

This time of year I’d say spritz but over all my favorite is oatmeal chocolate chip with dried cherries.

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Jo December 14, 2010 at 11:29 am

just found out about Tates from your site, & now liked them on FB too.

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Susan December 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Oatmeal raisin is my favorite!

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Holly H. December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Peanut butter chocolate chip!!

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niki December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Snickerdoodles all the way!

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Holly H. December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I like you on FB!!

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niki December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I follow you on fb

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niki December 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I follow tate’s on fb too!

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Holly H. December 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I like Tate’s Bake Shop on FB!!

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niki December 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

shared this on facebook!

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Jeannette December 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

my favorite kind of cookie is a new found cookie that i made a few days ago. its a chocolate cookie with a surprise soft caramel center. SO good!!

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Jeannette December 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

i ‘like’ tate’s on facebook!

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Jeannette December 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

i follow you on twitter!

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Christina December 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I absolutely LOVE white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies!

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Christina December 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I became a fan of Tate’s Bake Shop on Facebook.

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Christina December 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I became a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook.

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Carly December 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I have to go with the old favorite – chocolate chip!

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Carly December 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I’m a fan of Tate on fb

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Toni B. December 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I Love Tates cookies…..The chocolate chip are my fave. Like them on F/B too ;) :) I didn’t know there was a cookbook….I’ll have to get it :)

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Laura December 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Gingerbread men! All-time and seasonal fave :)

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Martha December 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Mmmm…….my favorite cookie? I’m a cookie fanatic so it’s really hard. I love lemon so I’m going to choose a Lemon Cookie. But…chocolate chip and spice cookies are right up there!

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Dorothy at Belle of the Kitchen December 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I love oatmeal toffee cookies! So yummy.

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Dorothy at Belle of the Kitchen December 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I’m a fan of Tate’s on FB.

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Kaili December 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I love any kind of cookie with macadamias!

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Belinda King December 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Sickerdoodle or Oatmeal Raisin they are the best

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Kaili December 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I follow Tate’s of FB too!

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shelly December 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

chocolate chip cookies hands down, though chocolate chip oatmeal are also amazing!!

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Callie December 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

This holiday season has invoked an intense desire in me to try Tate’s Bakery goods! As for my favorite cookie, I must say that my favorite is dark chocolate chip and walnut cookies. Yum-o-licious!

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Valerie S December 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Mine is oatmeal raisin too! With Snickerdoodles a close second.

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Joanne December 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Peanut butter or snickerdoodles or oatmeal raisin–or just about any other kind of cookie. I think I will have to try the recipe for the muffins.

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fashion news December 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Where i can find globe nominations 2011?

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Cathy A. December 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm

My favorite cookie is Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

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Cathy A. December 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I am a fan of Tate’s Cookies on Facebook

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Cathy A. December 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I became a fan of Aggies Kitchen on facebook

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Liz December 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm

These muffins look great! I love carrot muffins, I will have to check out this cookbook.

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Kristin December 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

My favorite is chocolate chip, but I also love magic peanut butter middles!

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Kristin December 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I also became of a fan of Tate’s on facebook!

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Emily N. December 14, 2010 at 11:01 pm

chocolate chip with oatmeal and walnuts

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Chris Alkire December 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Mmmm…favorite cookies are oatmeal with white chocolate and craisins.

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Chris Alkire December 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I liked Aggie’s Kitchen on facebook

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Chris Alkire December 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I liked Tate’s Bakeshop on Facebook

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Elizabeth December 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm

I love snickerdoodles!

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Clara December 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

My favorite is white chocolate macadamia nut! I could eat them every day.

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Clara December 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

I’m a Tate’s fan on facebook!

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Clara December 15, 2010 at 2:15 am

Also a Aggie’s fan on FB

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Maria December 15, 2010 at 8:36 am

Love the muffins!

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rebecca December 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

great muffins

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Barbara Bakes December 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The muffins look scrumptious! So nice to have a veggie in a muffin so you can feel good about eating it.

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Crystal December 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Mmmm! My favorite cookie is definitely the no-bake, so yummy!

crystalgrant84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Alison December 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Chocolate truffle cookies

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moonsword December 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

my favorite is brandied fig cookies

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Helene December 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Love this contest. My favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut

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Wendy December 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm

LOVE all cookies – but this time of year – my Nana’s Rock Cookies – a Christmas tradition!

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Danielle S December 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I know it’s not original but mine is chocolate chip cookies without nuts. Yummy!

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Danielle S December 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I liked Tate’s! Everything looks amazing.

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Danielle S December 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I have always liked you Aggie on facebook!

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Danielle S December 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I follow on Twitter!

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Martina December 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Chocolate Chip all the way.

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eatingRD December 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Yum cookies!! Those look tasty :) That is a really hard question, but I love my grandma’s sugar cookies because she added almond extract. Brings back a lot of good memories staying up all hours decorating with her :)

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Martina December 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I’m already an Aggie’s Kitchen fan on facebook

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eatingRD December 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I also am following you and tweeted :) Forgot to mention that those carrot muffins look outstanding

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Martina December 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I am now a Tate’s fan on FB.

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Martina December 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I am now following Aggie’s Kitchen on twitter.

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Recipe Club December 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I love Tate’s cookies. My wife got them as a gift one year and they were incredible. I’m also following you on Twitter. Hope I win!

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Callie December 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I “like” you on Facebook, and I already “liked” Tate’s!

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Callie December 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I’m a dedicated Twitter follower! (callieliz)

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Callie December 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I notified my Twitter pals via retweet that it’s the last day to get in on the Aggie’s giveaway action!

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marcy December 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Chocolate chip cookies with all brown sugar! YUM

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marcy December 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I liked your fb page

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Amanda December 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I gave this book away too :) I actually first discovered this book a while ago at the library and blogged a couple of the recipes. So happy to have my own copy now! The muffins look wonderful!

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Kerstin December 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles for me :)

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Sharron Clemons December 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Chocolate chip cookies with all brown sugar! YUM

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Sharron Clemons December 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I notified my Twitter pals via retweet that it’s the last day to get in on the Aggie’s giveaway action!

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h กากชา กำจัดหอยเชอรี่ ฆ่าหอย นกปากห่าง December 8, 2011 at 12:38 am

i never heard before, i love it

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Sunshine baker October 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

These are really tastey. My toddler and husband agree as they both went back for seconds. They are moist and have a nice texture. I made two small changes. I used 1/2 cup oil and 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. I also used only 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup dark brown sugar.

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Katherine March 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Double chocolate cookies!! Yum!!!

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