Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Honey-Wheat Cookies (TWD)

With all of the chocolate-centric recipes baked this month, this week's Tuesday's With Dorie selection, Honey-Wheat Cookies, was a welcome change of pace to my baking agenda. With a healthy amount of wheat germ and honey, as well as a touch of lemon zest, you could almost consider these cookies a healthy snack - just ignore the stick of butter that is part of the ingredient list.
I may be in the minority, but I really enjoy the nutty flavor and crunchy texture of wheat germ. Its a great topping for my morning oatmeal or yogurt, and if I'm feeling particularly health conscious, I'll substitute a portion of flour with wheat germ in my muffin recipes.
I'm still in detox mode (one more friggin' week to go), so I'll have to defer to all of you on taste. I have some cookie dough sitting in the freezer and I look forward to sampling this once this cleanse chapter comes to a close.
I just pictured myself making a meal of all of the recipes from the past three weeks --- I may have to start another detox in order to recover from that sugar binge...NOT!
You can find the complete recipe for these Honey-Wheat Cookies at Michelle's blog, Flourchild. To find out what the TWD bakers thought of this cookie recipe, please make sure to peruse the TWD Blogroll.

24 comments:

chocolatechic said...

You can have every last one of mine.

Amanda said...

Look at how perfect they look! And I LOVE your bee honey pot!

carmencooks said...

Your cookies look great! for some reason, mine stayed much rounder than everyone else's I've seen so far. I also loved the flavor of the wheat germ!

Valerina said...

These cookies are wonderful, I think you will be in for a treat. I love that bee honey holder!!

cindy said...

Wow you are still at it. I am impressed, cookies were fine in a 'germy sorta way! Good luck on your last week.

spike. said...

love the honey bee! And those cookies look perfect

Kimberly Johnson said...

LOVE your honey bee pot! Your cookies look fantastic and they'll taste great when you get around to eating them! Good luck on your detox.

Tia said...

beautiful, perfect circles. great job!!! nice change from chocolate, agreed!

Megan said...

I forgot you were still in de-tox mode. I wonder what you will eat first?

Flourchild said...

I hope you like them..I sure did..there all gone now!
Thank you for baking with me this week. I needed a break from all the chocolate too and I love strange foods!

vibi said...

What a beautiful bee... and a great reason for it to show!

Sorry you couldn't taste 'em... they're great with tea, their texture is really neat!

Beautiful pics... as usual.

Susan said...

Love, love, love! your honey bee! Your cookies look perfect! Great photos!

The Food Librarian said...

Love the honey pot. Is this crazy ass thing over yet? Let's go to lunch when you can eat real food. - mary

Rhandi said...

Yum! These look and sound great. I am excited to look at the recipe. I am a big fan of wheat germ as well, I replace part of the flour for wheat germ in recipes all the time- I love the nutty texure! Good luck with your detox!

Tracey said...

Well they look marvelous! I hope they taste as good when you're able to try them. I wasn't expecting to enjoy these but they surprised me - yum!

Pamela said...

Here is yet another fan of that wonderful honey pot you've got there! Nice looking cookies, too.

doreenmon said...

they worked! they worked!
and they are oh so morish.

most delicious cookies i've baked in a long time.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i love that honey bee!! your cookies look perfect--i wouldn't be able to resist sneaking a bite! :)

Carol Peterman said...

I have never seen a honey bee like that. I love it and want one! Your cookies look fantastic. I hope you like them when you get to try them.

Liz said...

First of all, why is this whole post not about either 1) that adorable honey bee or 2) your willpower secret to staying on a cleanse *this long*? Amazing!

Oh yes, and the cookies look beautiful. :)

Kayte said...

Your cookies look absolutely perfectly delicious. I love that little bee you have there. And, I loved these, they were the perfect match with a cup of tea as the lemon and honey were built right into the cookie. What a deal!

Linda said...

Hi everyone-
Thanks for much for visiting and commenting!

So many of you have e-mailed and commented asking where I got my honey bee pot, so wanted to respond. I actually purchased the pot at Grace Restaurant in Los Angeles http://www.gracerestaurant.com/. This honey pot accompanied my pot of tea, and I instantly fell in love. They actually sold this honey pot at their restaurant, so I immediately purchased one. I have no idea who is the original manufacturer, so if your interested in purchasing one, the restaurant would be a good place to start.

TeaLady said...

Love your honey pot. It BEE bou-t-Ful!!
And your cookies ain't bad either.
Hope you get a chance to try them eventually. You ARE saving some of everything in the freezer for later - RIGHT??

Eliana said...

Your cookies look absolutely perfect :)

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