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

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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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132 Responses to “Tate’s Bake Shop Carrot Muffins and a cookie & cookbook giveaway”

  1. Jamie posted 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.

  2. Jamie posted December 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I am a Facebook Fan.

  3. Angela posted December 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

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

  4. Angela posted December 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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

  5. Angela posted December 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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

  6. Katie posted December 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    oatmeal chocolate chip

  7. Joanna posted December 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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

  8. Joanna posted December 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I am a fan of Tate’s

  9. Joanna posted December 13, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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

  10. Monica posted 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!

  11. Monica posted December 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I follow @AggiesKitchen on Twitter!
    @MacaroniKidNYC

  12. Cheryl posted December 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I adore SUGAR Cookies

  13. Cheryl posted December 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    fan of Tates on facebook

  14. Jamie posted December 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Posted about giveaway on my Facebook page.

  15. Cheryl posted December 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Follow you on twitter

  16. Cheryl posted December 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Tweeted

  17. Fallon posted December 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies!

  18. Julia posted 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!!

  19. Julia posted December 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

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

  20. Julia posted December 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Also a fan of Tate’s on facebook.

  21. Nicki posted 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….

  22. Jo Ann posted December 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Snickerdoodles…I was raised on those.

  23. Jo Ann posted December 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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

  24. Cathy Hodge Smith posted 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.

  25. Kristin T posted December 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I love chocolate chip cookies.

  26. Kristin T posted December 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I am a fan of Tate’s on Facebook.

  27. Brooke posted December 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I like good old fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.

  28. Melissa posted December 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I’m with you: oatmeal raisin.

  29. Barbi posted December 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    my favorite is oatmeal chocolate chip.

  30. Barbi posted December 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I like Tate’s Bake shop on FB.

  31. Barbi posted December 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I’m a FB fan of Aggie’s kitchen.

  32. Barbi posted December 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I follow you on twitter. @strmywthr3

  33. Sarah cooksey posted December 14, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Gingerbread cookies!

  34. Sarah cooksey posted December 14, 2010 at 12:12 am

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

  35. Connie posted December 14, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Definitely oatmeal raisin

  36. Cookin' Canuck posted 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.

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

    I “like” you on Facebook.

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

    I follow you on Twitter.

  39. sara posted December 14, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I love a soft chewy chocolate chip!

  40. sara posted December 14, 2010 at 12:27 am

    follow you on twitter saramama

  41. Catherine posted 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!!

  42. Katie posted December 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I love Chocolate Chip cookies.

  43. Katie posted December 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I like Tate’s on FB.

  44. Katie posted December 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I like Aggie’s Kitchen on FB.

  45. Kelly posted December 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I love monster cookies!

  46. Amber posted December 14, 2010 at 9:23 am

    My favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut.

  47. Amber posted December 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

    FB fan of Tate’s.

  48. Amber posted December 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

    FB fan of Aggie’s Kitchen

  49. Amber posted December 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

    following on Twitter

  50. Christy posted December 14, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I love peanut butter!

  51. Christy posted December 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I like you on FB!

  52. Christy posted December 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I like Tate’s on FB too!

  53. Danielle posted December 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

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

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

    White chocolate chip macadamea nut cookies.

  55. Jo posted December 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I love making/eating oatmeal cranberry cookies

  56. Jo posted December 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Im a Fan on FB

  57. Kathy posted 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.

  58. Jo posted December 14, 2010 at 11:29 am

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

  59. Susan posted December 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Oatmeal raisin is my favorite!

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

    Peanut butter chocolate chip!!

  61. niki posted December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Snickerdoodles all the way!

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

    I like you on FB!!

  63. niki posted December 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I follow you on fb

  64. niki posted December 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I follow tate’s on fb too!

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

    I like Tate’s Bake Shop on FB!!

  66. niki posted December 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    shared this on facebook!

  67. Jeannette posted 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!!

  68. Jeannette posted December 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    i ‘like’ tate’s on facebook!

  69. Jeannette posted December 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  70. Christina posted December 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I absolutely LOVE white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies!

  71. Christina posted December 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

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

  72. Christina posted December 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

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

  73. Carly posted December 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

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

  74. Carly posted December 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I’m a fan of Tate on fb

  75. Toni B. posted 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 :)

  76. Laura posted December 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Gingerbread men! All-time and seasonal fave :)

  77. Martha posted 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!

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

    I love oatmeal toffee cookies! So yummy.

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

    I’m a fan of Tate’s on FB.

  80. Kaili posted December 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I love any kind of cookie with macadamias!

  81. Belinda King posted December 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Sickerdoodle or Oatmeal Raisin they are the best

  82. Kaili posted December 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I follow Tate’s of FB too!

  83. shelly posted December 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

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

  84. Callie posted 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!

  85. Valerie S posted December 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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

  86. Joanne posted 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.

  87. fashion news posted December 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Where i can find globe nominations 2011?

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

    My favorite cookie is Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

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

    I am a fan of Tate’s Cookies on Facebook

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

    I became a fan of Aggies Kitchen on facebook

  91. Liz posted December 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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

  92. Kristin posted December 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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

  93. Kristin posted December 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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

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

    chocolate chip with oatmeal and walnuts

  95. Chris Alkire posted December 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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

  96. Chris Alkire posted December 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I liked Aggie’s Kitchen on facebook

  97. Chris Alkire posted December 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I liked Tate’s Bakeshop on Facebook

  98. Elizabeth posted December 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I love snickerdoodles!

  99. Clara posted December 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

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

  100. Clara posted December 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I’m a Tate’s fan on facebook!

  101. Clara posted December 15, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Also a Aggie’s fan on FB

  102. Maria posted December 15, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Love the muffins!

  103. rebecca posted December 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    great muffins

  104. Barbara Bakes posted 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.

  105. Crystal posted December 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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

    crystalgrant84(at)hotmail(dot)com

  106. Alison posted December 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Chocolate truffle cookies

  107. moonsword posted December 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    my favorite is brandied fig cookies

  108. Helene posted December 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

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

  109. Wendy posted December 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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

  110. Danielle S posted December 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

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

  111. Danielle S posted December 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I liked Tate’s! Everything looks amazing.

  112. Danielle S posted December 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I have always liked you Aggie on facebook!

  113. Danielle S posted December 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I follow on Twitter!

  114. Martina posted December 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Chocolate Chip all the way.

  115. eatingRD posted 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 :)

  116. Martina posted December 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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

  117. eatingRD posted December 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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

  118. Martina posted December 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I am now a Tate’s fan on FB.

  119. Martina posted December 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I am now following Aggie’s Kitchen on twitter.

  120. Recipe Club posted 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!

  121. Callie posted December 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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

  122. Callie posted December 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I’m a dedicated Twitter follower! (callieliz)

  123. Callie posted 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!

  124. marcy posted December 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies with all brown sugar! YUM

  125. marcy posted December 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I liked your fb page

  126. Amanda posted 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!

  127. Kerstin posted December 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles for me :)

  128. Sharron Clemons posted December 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies with all brown sugar! YUM

  129. Sharron Clemons posted 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!

  130. Sunshine baker posted 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.

  131. Katherine posted March 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Double chocolate cookies!! Yum!!!

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