Wow, another Tuesday has rolled around! Seems like they come around quicker and quicker each week! This week it's all about cookies. Come to think of it, it was all about cookies last week too. But, this week, unlike the last several weeks (months?) there is no chocolate involved! Not that that makes me especially unhappy. I like chocolate, too much I think. But, it seems like there has been soooo much of it lately that a recipe that didn't call for some sort of chocolate was a welcome relief. (Wow, did I actually say that out loud?!?)
Anyway, this weeks recipe, Honey-Wheat Cookies, was chosen by a long lost relative of mine, Michelle over at Flourchild. Well, we aren't' really relatives (or at least I don't think we are) but we do share the name Murphy. That is my maiden name and when I saw that Michelle was also a Murphy I promptly adopted her as a long lost relative. But, I am rambling again, and you came to see cookies, not listen to me prattle on about relatives and such. :}
I had never used my wheat germ to make cookies, or anything else for that matter. I sprinkle it in yogurt or on oatmeal or cold cereal. Other than that, the lonely jar just stays in the fridge, waiting to be used. This recipe was a chance to use it, and I was intrigued by what it would be like in a cookie.
This recipe was so simple to put together. In no time I had it mixed up and chilling in the refrigerator. I did add a bit more lemon zest than the recipe called for. I added the zest of a whole lemon, and I think that might have been a bit more than the 2 teaspoons the recipe calls for. But, I wanted to highlight the lemon flavor. When I rubbed the zest into the sugar the aroma was wonderful and made me think of sunny days and springtime. Just the lift I needed with all the cold and snow we have had here in Virginia. Quite unusual actually for this part of the state. We don''t normally see much snow at all, let alone week after week of it. Oops. Rambling again. Back to the cookies...
Simple to put together and simply delicious! I am not a tea drinker, but I had a couple (okay, several...alright, a lot!) of these with a cup of coffee and they were delicious. The lemon is the first thing I tasted, then the honey. The cookies are chewy, but there is also a slight crunch from the wheat germ, both inside the cookie and on the outside. My hubby said they were "alright", and helped himself to one of the chocolate chip pecan cookies I had in a jar on the counter. That was fine with me...just means I can actually have some of these. Wait, maybe that's not a good thing. Let me have another cookie and I will get back to you on that. :)
If you would like the recipe, go visit Michelle's blog. Her beautiful daughter helped her out this week. And, if you want to see what the rest of us TWDer's thought, go here.