TWD: Honey-Wheat Cookies
I'm a very healthy cook- I try to feed my family meals that are rich in nutrients, low in fat, and full of fresh ingredients. However, when it comes to baking I feel like sugar free cupcakes or fat free brownies are not worth making. These cookies are not fat free or sugar free, but they do have a wholesome quality. They are sweetened with honey, flavored with lemon zest, and contain a good amount of wheat germ (an ingredient I had never used before). But wholesome does not equal bland! These cookies were seriously amazing! Quite honestly, these took me by surprise. I was not expecting to love these- but I really did and so did Helen!
The combination of lemon and honey is so fresh and perfect and the texture is chewy and soft- what more can I say?! I cannot wait to make these again, but I will wait because Helen and I ate the whole batch ourselves and like I said, these are wholesome but I not really "healthy"! Thank you Michelle of Flourchild for choosing this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe!
Oh and P.S. I made the Chocolate Chip Cookies (last week's Tuesdays with Dorie). I thought they were ok, but a little crispy. I did like the chopped chocolate- I will definitely chop my chocolate next time I make chocolate chip cookies. They were a huge hit at the Mardi Gras party I brought them to- I took this picture when I realized that there was literally one left on the plate! Thanks to Kait of Kait's Place for choosing the recipe.
I didn't post last Tuesday because it was Mardi Gras and I was busy hitting the parades with Little Bo Peep and her Sheep: