Tuesday, February 23, 2010
TWD: Honey Wheat Cookies
When I was a kid, I hated wheat germ. As an adult, I have learned to like it and usually have a jar in the refrigerator. I have a great recipe for baking powder biscuits with wheat germ. It's a family favorite.
Before going out to buy more honey for this recipe, I conducted a pantry search and found two jars of honey, hidden away in dark corners. I used the local honey for these cookies -- Piru Canyon Honey made from happy bees in the local avocado orchards. It's dark and thick and sweet.
I also used lime zest instead of lemon, since I have a large abundance of limes at the moment.
The cookies turned out just fine, in my opinion. My daughter, on the other hand, ate only one and declared they were just ok, not something she would be requesting in the future. I've rarely met a cookie I didn't like, so, all the more for me. I'm using my "cookie on demand" technique with these -- baking half a dozen or so at a time using my toaster oven.
I'm wondering how these would work out as cookie sandwiches using lemon or lime curd as the filling. Might have to just give that a try with my remaining dough.
Thanks to Michelle of Flourchild for a nice change of pace. For the recipe, go to Michelle's blog; for other comments, go to the TWD site.