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:


Becky said...

i loved these too. i seriously know they will be made again in my kitchen!

Pamela said...

OMG! Love Little Bo Peep and the sheep! Too cute. The cookies look great.

Kayte said...

Both your cookies look great. Last week's and this week's. I loved the honey wheat cookies, they were the perfect match with a cup of tea as the lemon and honey were built right into the cookie. What a deal!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, what tasty cookies and an adorable pic of your little girls!

Di said...

What an adorable picture of your girls. =) All the cookies look great, too. I was surprised how much I liked the wheat cookies, too.