Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TWD: Honey-Wheat Cookies


I have wanted to make this week's TWD recipe for as long as I've had the book. In fact, when it was my turn to choose a recipe (over a year ago!), I nearly picked these. But I was choosing right before Christmas and they just didn't sound very holidayish. But I still kept them marked and waiting to be made at some future date.

With my obsession with using lemon in my cooking these days, the honey-wheat cookies were a perfect fit since there is a fair amount of lemon zest. And another reason they were perfect was there is absolutely no chocolate. At all. Boy was I glad! After the insane amount of chocolate that was required for many of the recipes I made this month, I was due for a chocolate break. Unless it's white chocolate and I'll make an exception. But that's not 'real' chocolate anyway so I guess it doesn't matter!

Is it possible for a cookie to smell healthy and good for you? I don't know if there are any healthier than other cookies but they certainly smell like they are! I unwrapped the chilled dough and got a whiff of that delicious combo of honey, lemon and wheat. It is an amazingly delicious smell. Someone needs to make that into a candle if they haven't already.

Sometimes when you make something and the smell is amazing, the taste doesn't match up. Fortunately, this was not one of those times. These little cookies were soooo good. They were sweet but not too sweet and tangy from the lemon. The wheat germ added a sweet, slightly nutty flavor that was my favorite part of the whole cookie. If you are looking for a good afternoon snack, these cookies fit the bill perfectly. Even though I loved them, I wasn't so sure the guys at work would because they weren't sugar filled chocolate cookies. I took a few in for my mid afternoon snack and ended up giving one to a coworker. He liked it but thought they were definitely different.

Honey-Wheat Cookies

A definite make again cookie!

Thanks to our host Michelle of Flourchild for the great recipe this week! You can find the recipe at her blog or on page 81 of Baking. To see more honey-wheat cookies, check out the TWD blogroll.


3 Treats for Charlie:

Amanda said...

Yours look wonderful! I thought they were pretty good, but I am not ready for a chocolate break yet BAHAHAH! :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

I agree - these are "make again cookies"! I loved them even though I didn't have a lemon handy so I left the zest out.

Kayte said...

They look perfect from here. I loved these, they were the perfect match with a cup of tea as the lemon and honey were built right into the cookie. What a deal!

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