Tuesday, February 23, 2010
TWD: Honey Whole Wheat Cookies
This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Honey Whole Wheat Cookies, the wheat coming from wheat germ rather than whole wheat flour. As someone born to hippie parents in the late seventies, wheat germ was common in our kitchen. I remember eating it with yogurt and bananas, and I’m sure my mom snuck it into other stuff, too. Wheat germ found its way into my current kitchen a while ago and everything I’ve made with it I’ve enjoyed; these cookies are no exception. Since I greatly enjoy the combination of honey and wheat, I was worried the addition of lemon would be disruptive, but it was subtle and added a nice contrast. I’ve been trying to avoid bringing baked goods to work for snacks, in favor of things like fruit and trail mix, but I managed to convince myself these are healthy enough to indulge in. As Josh aptly put it, “you don’t feel sinful eating them.”
We rated these cookies a 7.5 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 3, very good. Many thanks to Michelle of Flourchild for a fun selection. You can find the recipe here on her site – it sure looks like they had fun making the cookies at her house – and see what the rest of the bakers thought of these treats by visiting the TWD blogroll.
Oh, and I know I had said I would have my cookie taste-off results up by today, but I just haven’t really had the time to write a detailed post. Hence the fact I didn’t even get around to photographing these cookies until 8:30 PM and posting at close to 10 PM on Tuesday.