Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was picked by Michelle of Flourchild. She decided on Honey-Wheat Cookies, which are a honey lemon cookie with wheat germ. Visit her blog for the complete recipe. I didn’t have wheat germ at home, so I had to pick that up at the store. I went to the local co-op since I figured they would have the best selection. I’ve also been reading a book about food fraud, and it’s very scary all the adulterated food out there! I can trust the co-op for local and organic ingredients.
These are quite simple cookies, and I was worried that they might be a bit plain. Their primary flavoring is lemon zest, but once they are baked it’s the honey that is the key flavor. I had a couple of different types of honey at home, and I ended up using blackberry honey. It doesn’t taste like blackberries, but it did have a strong honey flavor. That shines through in these cookies and I loved that! I love honey so I’m always happy to make something where the honey flavor shines through.
These cookies were surprising; they do look a little plain but they are so good! They have a subtle crunch since they are rolled in wheat germ before baking. They aren’t too sweet, but just sweet enough.My husband asked if they have a glaze or anything, and I suppose if you wanted to add some extra sweetness you could add a lemon glaze. I would certainly make these again, and I’d like to try some of the variations, maybe try a batch with lemon glaze and maybe try different citrus. I do have a bag of wheat germ to use up!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 81