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.


Nichicakes said...

Avocado Honey! Yum!

Megan said...

Avocado honey? Sounds very intriguing.I really liked these cookies - but I love honey, and wheat germ, so no surprise there.

I haven't attempted to bake anything in my toaster oven yet - I'm too scared of burning something. Fortunately, though, my ovens were fixed yesterday.

Susan said...

You should check out Salad in a Jar. She did make sandwich cookies using lemon curd! Your cookies look delicious. I read the post before this one and cracked up! Too funny!

Flourchild said...

YOur cookies look good!
Thank you for baking along with me this week.

TeaLady said...

These are perfect for sandwich cookies. Maybe PB cream??

Kayte said...

LOL on the cookies on demand...if I went with that, I would be making cookies non-stop, teenage boys dontchaknow can put away a heck of a lot of cookies of a day. Your Honey Wheat Cookies look delicious to me.

Pamela said...

I do the "cookie on demand" thing, too. It's always nice to have dough in the freezer to bake up cookies when you want/need them. The lime sounds like a tasty sub, too.