I made these simple, tasty cookies for TWD last week. I’m short on time (We’re ALMOST done with the house and it goes on the market on Wednesday!), so this will be a quickie.
Michelle of Flourchild chose this week’s recipe and thanks to her, it was a good one and super simple. (Thank you, Michelle!) These Honey-Wheat Cookies have 1-a lot of honey, 2-wheat germ, and 3-lemon zest.
I had some orange zest, lime zest and lemon zest in my freezer, so I thought I’d try all three in the cookies. Sure smelled good while I was mixing the zests into the sugar. I love doing that. (I let the zests thaw first, which took no time at all.) I made the cookies as the recipe was written---almost! hehe
No really, here’s the finished cookies.
“Which one of these things is not like the other?” “Tell me now, which one it is?” (sing it.)
If you guessed row number four, you are correct! I thought it sounded good instead of rolling all the cookies in wheat germ, to try a few rolled in some finely chopped pecans. I only did four that way, and although the wheat germ-rolled cookies were great, I liked the pecan ones better and next time I make these, I’ll roll at least half of them in nuts. The citrus flavor was overpowered by honey flavor, so maybe the three zests together weren’t as strong as just lemon zest would have been. I will use just one flavor next time.
Since the cookies were so heavily flavored with honey, I HAD to play around a little and one of my favorite things is a peanut butter and honey sandwich.
But you know what is even more a favorite of mine than a peanut butter and honey sandwich?
A peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich. Oh yes.
This was my lunch one day last week. Bye bye bread, hello cookies. ;)
The cookies have a nice outer edge and are firm, but soft. Explain that. They are not crispy and they are not cakey. Feel free to check out the other blogger’s Honey-Wheat Cookies at the Tuesday's With Dorie blog. Thanks for stopping by, I can’t wait to get back to my normal blogging and regularly scheduled life---SOON! I hope.