Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Honey Wheat Cookies

This week's TWD recipe was chosen by Michelle of Flourchild for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie . It is on page 81 of Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours. I had my doubts when I saw wheat germ in the recipe, but these cookies are really awesome. It has a honey lemony taste. Dorie suggest having it with tea, and I agree.

If you do not have lemons on hand you can certainly use oranges, like a lot of other TWDers did. I think that is how I will make them again. And yes, they were so delish...I would bake them up again. Don't let the wheat germ throw you off. Give them a try!!!

Honey Wheat Cookies
1 3/4 all purpose flour
1 cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbs lemon zest
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 egg
additional 1/2 cup of wheat germ for rolling

**Combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

**Using an electric mixer, cream butter. Add sugar, honey and zest and beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add egg. Continue beating until fluffy.

**Add the flour mixture and reduce the speed. Beat until just mixed.

**Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F.

**Line baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper. Divide dough into 1 inch balls. Cover with wheat germ by rolling each ball on a bowl filled with 1/2 cup wheat germ. Place balls on prepared baking sheet, one inch apart.

**These will not spread much so taking a glass or measuring cup, press each ball flat.

**Bake for 10 minutes or until firm. Cool on wire rack. These will keep at room temperature for 3 days or up to 2 months frozen.

We give this 4 glasses of milk.......
for utter goodness!

6 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

These sound wonderful. One more recipe to try, as soon as I find wholewheat pastry flour. I have regular wholewheat flour, which I used in baking and thought my cookies had a bitter taste to them.

Kayte said...

Your cookies look perfect! 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!

Chocolate Cardamom Cappuccino said...

Not only do these biscuits taste sublime but they look divine. The recipe is definately a keeper thanks for posting.

gluten free pammy said...

these look great! come by my blog and get in on the free cupcake giveaway! and check out my new cookbook

Pamela said...

I think the lemon in these cookies was one of my favorite things. Simple and tasty.

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