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.

14 comments:

Becky said...

these cookies were delicious! i also grew up in a house with a LOT of wheat germ. in fact, once i got to college i started buying it for no reason other than i thought you had to have it in your fridge. :)

Amanda said...

They look great! LOVE your plate :)

jillbert said...

Your cookies look really nice. I bought some wheat germ a while ago thinking I'd eat it on yogurt, but that didn't happen. I really liked it in these cookies though.

Mimi said...

Your cookies look great. I love the plate in the photo.
Mimi

Tracey said...

Wow, great photos Margot! I can't believe you took them at 8:30 pm. I was skeptical of these because of the wheat germ, but I actually enjoyed them. Always nice to be surprised :)

Leslie said...

I wish my nighttime photos looked as good as yours! I did feel that these cookies weren't guilt inducing, and yet they were still tasty.

I can't wait to read your CCC tasting results since I got to taste all of them!

JoAnn Freda said...

Oh you better believe I snuck wheat germ into other stuff. When you were little I used "Cornell Triple Rich Flour Formula" to sneak wheat germ and additional protein into anything made with flour. Here is how I did it: put 1 Tbs. soy flour, 1 Tbs. dry milk and 1 tsp. wheat germ into a cup. Add flour to make one cup.

Pamela said...

I agree that you didn't feel guilty eating more than one. They were pretty good for a simple little cookie.

TeaLady said...

Wheat germ is in our house often too.

Cookies look perfect.

Marthe said...

Look perfect! I only used wheat germ once before, for another Dorie recipe, the Granola Grabbers if I'm correct....

Megan said...

I absolutely loved these - they were such a great surprise.

And Josh is right - they didn't seem unhealthy at all, so no need to feel guilty about them.

Kayte said...

They look so good...I want to make them again, but I don't dare b/c I ate far too many of them the first time. I kept making tea as an excuse to have one...a perfect match. LOL on the wheat germ finding its way into things as you were growing up...my kids would say the same thing now!

Susan said...

Your cookies look great! I loved these and had to give a dozen away to keep me from eating all of them.

Sweet and Savory said...

Your photo makes for a distinguished cookie if there was such a thing. They look delicate and sturdy at the same time.