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

Tate’s Bake Shop Carrot Muffins

(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 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.

Tate’s Bake Shop Carrot Muffins

Print Recipe

Tate’s Bake Shop Carrot Muffins


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Recipe from Tate's Bake Shop cookbook

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

Tate’s Bake Shop Carrot Muffins

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133 comments on “Tate’s Bake Shop Carrot Muffins and a cookie & cookbook giveaway”

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

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

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

  5. oatmeal chocolate chip

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

  7. I am a fan of Tate’s

  8. I shared your giveway on my my facebook page 🙂 I want me some cookies 🙂

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

  10. I follow @AggiesKitchen on Twitter!

  11. I adore SUGAR Cookies

  12. fan of Tates on facebook

  13. Posted about giveaway on my Facebook page.

  14. Follow you on twitter

  15. Chocolate chip cookies!

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

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

  18. Also a fan of Tate’s on facebook.

  19. 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….

  20. Snickerdoodles…I was raised on those.

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

  22. 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.

  23. I love chocolate chip cookies.

  24. I am a fan of Tate’s on Facebook.

  25. I like good old fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.

  26. I’m with you: oatmeal raisin.

  27. my favorite is oatmeal chocolate chip.

  28. I like Tate’s Bake shop on FB.

  29. I’m a FB fan of Aggie’s kitchen.

  30. I follow you on twitter. @strmywthr3

  31. Gingerbread cookies!

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

  33. Definitely oatmeal raisin

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

  35. I “like” you on Facebook.

  36. I love a soft chewy chocolate chip!

  37. follow you on twitter saramama

  38. 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!!

  39. I love Chocolate Chip cookies.

  40. I like Tate’s on FB.

  41. I like Aggie’s Kitchen on FB.

  42. I love monster cookies!

  43. My favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut.

  44. FB fan of Tate’s.

  45. FB fan of Aggie’s Kitchen

  46. following on Twitter

  47. I love peanut butter!

  48. I like you on FB!

  49. I like Tate’s on FB too!

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

  51. White chocolate chip macadamea nut cookies.

  52. I love making/eating oatmeal cranberry cookies

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

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

  55. Oatmeal raisin is my favorite!

  56. Peanut butter chocolate chip!!

  57. Snickerdoodles all the way!

  58. I like you on FB!!

  59. I follow you on fb

  60. I follow tate’s on fb too!

  61. I like Tate’s Bake Shop on FB!!

  62. shared this on facebook!

  63. 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!!

  64. i ‘like’ tate’s on facebook!

  65. i follow you on twitter!

  66. I absolutely LOVE white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies!

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

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

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

  70. I’m a fan of Tate on fb

  71. 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 🙂

  72. Gingerbread men! All-time and seasonal fave 🙂

  73. 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!

  74. I love oatmeal toffee cookies! So yummy.

  75. I love any kind of cookie with macadamias!

  76. Sickerdoodle or Oatmeal Raisin they are the best

  77. I follow Tate’s of FB too!

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

  79. 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!

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

  81. 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.

  82. Where i can find globe nominations 2011?

  83. My favorite cookie is Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

  84. I am a fan of Tate’s Cookies on Facebook

  85. I became a fan of Aggies Kitchen on facebook

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

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

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

  89. chocolate chip with oatmeal and walnuts

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

  91. I liked Aggie’s Kitchen on facebook

  92. I liked Tate’s Bakeshop on Facebook

  93. I love snickerdoodles!

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

  95. I’m a Tate’s fan on facebook!

  96. Also a Aggie’s fan on FB

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

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


  99. Chocolate truffle cookies

  100. my favorite is brandied fig cookies

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

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

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

  104. I liked Tate’s! Everything looks amazing.

  105. I have always liked you Aggie on facebook!

  106. I follow on Twitter!

  107. Chocolate Chip all the way.

  108. 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 🙂

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

  110. I also am following you and tweeted 🙂 Forgot to mention that those carrot muffins look outstanding

  111. I am now a Tate’s fan on FB.

  112. I am now following Aggie’s Kitchen on twitter.

  113. 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!

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

  115. I’m a dedicated Twitter follower! (callieliz)

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

  117. Chocolate chip cookies with all brown sugar! YUM

  118. I liked your fb page

  119. 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!

  120. Sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles for me 🙂

  121. Chocolate chip cookies with all brown sugar! YUM

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

  123. 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.

  124. Double chocolate cookies!! Yum!!!

  125. I love chewy peanut butter cookies