Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TWD—Honey-Wheat Cookies

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.

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“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.

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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.

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Um, YUM!

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.

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This was my lunch one day last week.  Bye bye bread, hello cookies. ;)

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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.

27 comments:

Leslie said...

A peanut butter and banana sandwich on cookies. You rock! Hope your house sells quickly and at your asking price.

mike said...

LOVE the pecan treatment - those look fantastic, very professional. That's a must-try. And peanut butter - very "healthy" to go along with wheat germ. These all look great Katrina - I'm always amazed at how you try all these different variations and come up with real winners!

Amanda said...

You crack me up with your little breakfast sandwich! LOL Yours look just like mine, though I ended up using clementine zest, it's all I had :-/

Romaine said...

You freeze your zest? What a great idea! I'm guessing you freeze the juice too. I'm going to start doing that. No more throwing out bad citrus for me.

Also like the pecan idea. Seems like they would taste a little more interesting.

chocolatechic said...

I love how you made a sandwich out of them.

Katy said...

Wow...that last pic looks sinfully delicious! :) Hmmm...pecans...I'll have to remember that!!

Fallon said...

These cookies are so simple! I'm surprised this is one of Dorie's recipes. They actually sound pretty good. I like your sandwich creation. Anything with PB makes it better ;)

spike. said...

those cookie sandwiches look great!

Lauryn said...

your cookies look amazing!! I love the ones rolled in pecans! What a great idea!! U r so creative!

cindy said...

I like the nuts idea, they were pretty high on the honey side. Fun cookies!

Susan said...

Your pecan version of the cookies looks great! And, I was cracking up by the time I got to the last photo! Yum!

Sweet and Savory said...

You made magic with these cookies. Yum

Cathy said...

I love all your variations! Your sandwich cookies made me laugh - they are just so much fun. Good luck with the house! I know how stressful that is with small kids!

Megan said...

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches? With more honey? I think I love you.

Tracey said...

I absolutely love the idea to make peanut butter and banana sandwiches with these cookies! Yours look amazing! I've got some dough in my fridge so I'll definitely be trying that with my next batch :)

Mimi said...

What no chocolate? I thought for sure that you would be the one to add some chocolate. I do like the pb and banana combo it is perfectly suited to these cookies.
Mimi

vibi said...

OH! MY... I have to try those in a sandwich like you did! And me that thought I was something else for adding everything but the kitchen sink! LOL ...thought I'd give you a little competition today... but again, you win! WOW!

Unplanned Cooking said...

So glad you're almost done with the house! I hope it sells quickly for you. I bet if you left out some of these goodies it would :).

jillbert said...

Your sandwiches look great! I loved the texture of these - definitely firm and not cakey, yet hard to describe!

Good luck with the house!

Pamela said...

You are so funny, Katrina! I always look forward to seeing what you've done with the recipe. Tasty, as usual!

TeaLady said...

That last pic says it all.

Are you channeling Elvis. He loved PB and banana sandwiches. 'Cept on bread. Yours are better.

Kayte said...

OMW over the top over here. I would eat every single one of those...love the idea of the pecans especially. You have such a way, yes you do.

Valerie said...

Your cookies are so perfectly round!

Emily (The Expermentarian) said...

Goodbye bread, hello cookies! Ha ha! That lil mini sandwich looks to die for though! Your blog is always the most delicious inspiration :) xoxo

Eliana said...

Citrus zest makes anything taste better! These look awesome.

Teanna said...

WOAH! Stuffing them with peanut butter and banana and drizzled with honey?! That's my daily morning breakfast... minus the cookies! Maybe I should change it up...

sweetie said...

hiya! i saw your comment on anna's blog about the felix k cookies and i had to visit your blog bc you've got your cookie knowledge down pat! ; p

are you going to post about the felix k ones here? i'd love to see the results!

these honey germ ones look awesome!!!