Baking with Julia
Cookies! Since the east coast is snowed in, or has been, Im willing to bet a lot of you are done for this month already.
March’s recipes will be posted shortly.
Go to it….
Not quite so sure these sound very good.
I loved them!
Caught. Totally done. These were great. I’m thinking a slightly less sweet version would be an ideal savory biscuit.
I made these and my entire family loved them especially my teenagers! They are so good!!
I absolutely loved these. I’m such a huge fan of wheat germ coupled with honey and lemon — it was amazing!
They were fun to make. I loved rolling them in the wheat germ and then pressing them down with the bottom of a cup. They were so soft! YUM!
I really want to make them again!
OH…and can’t wait for March recipes. I’ve been done with February’s for almost a week now! (for some reason i was so anxious to get everything done.)
These are in the freezer – unbaked. The dough was too addictive to eat by itself (it was unbelievably sweet) – surprisingly so… looking forward to tasting the finished version!
I’m really excited to try these, seeing what rave reviews they’ve gotten!
these were so delicious! I had no idea what to expect but they were great!
I don’t have wheat germ in my pantry and was wondering if I could sub in whole wheat flour instead? Would that work?
I think wheat germ makes these cookies what they are..delicious. Wheat Flour will not give them the same consistency. The texture of these cookies with the wheat germ is amazing!
No wheat germ. Not sure if I’m making these as I don’t have a reason to buy wheat germ, aside from this. Ideas for a sub anyone?
You can freeze wheat germ and add it to oatmeal or other baked goods. It’s super good for you and I found a jar at Walmart for 2.99!!
Thanks for the freezing tip, I didn’t know that – mine’s in the cupboard… I found mine in the bulk section flours/nuts/grain, etc. for .99 cents a pound (not that I need large amounts of wheat germ)! :)
i use wheat germ all the time…whiz up a T or so in with smoothies, or add a T to pancake batter
I forget what I initially bought a package of wheat germ for (I think it was granola bars), but it has since been an ingredient in a few different cookie recipes, so, to me at least, it seems worth having on hand; especially since you can freeze it.
I have a huge jar of wheat germ, leftover from Granola Grabbers! If you buy it, make those cookies, too. They are FAB.
I baked these today, and here’s the math in case anyone wants to make 1/2 batch: 118 g flour, 50 g wheat germ (divided), 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/8 tsp salt, 50 g sugar, 1 tsp lemon zest (about 1/2 reg sized lemon), 2 oz butter, 1/4 c honey (forgot to weigh, sorry), 25 g egg.
For me, a 1″ ball was about 1 oz, or 30 g, and I got 12 cookies from half a batch.
I forgot to set the timer, and my cookies got a bit browned, but we really enjoyed them. I should know better, but I was surprised at how good they were!
I used wheat bran instead of wheat germ, and accidentally added all of it to the dough instead of saving some to roll the unbaked dough balls in. And even though I only made 1/2 the recipe, I used the zest of an entire orange.
The result? Fab-u-lous! These were so fragrant, and not too sweet. We all loved them. I can’t wait to make them again!
Good to know because I think I have wheat bran on hand and no wheat germ. And, I happen to have oranges and not lemons at the moment. So, if I don’t get to the store it sounds like they will still work out.
Interesting reviews, looking forward to trying these!
I’m so excited about these!!!
These were wonderful and dare I say healthy? Well, Maybe not considering how many cookies I ate in the form of wheat germ covered dough. I’m off the wagon but this made the fall quite nice…quite nice.
I must admit that the wheat germ made me a bit wary, but it really did add a nice flavor to these little gems. Rolling the dough balls in wheat germ gave them a nice texture and appearance. Lovely little cookies which my husband summed up in three words, “These are gooooooood.”
I’m going to be making these tomorrow – I actually have all the ingredients on hand which is a bit of a surprise. I have to say I’m a bit sad to see the end of our recent chocolate streak…but it sounds like these are pretty popular so I’m looking forward to giving them a shot.
wheat germ is one of the only things i forgot on the grocery run. and this is one of the only cookies i have not made from the book yet. ugh. not sure if i will get back out. we will see.
Where does one find wheat germ? TJ? WF? What grocery store aisle? TIA!
CB, I always find wheat germ in the cereal aisle next to the oatmeal. Kretschmer’s brand (sp) or something like that. This is at a big regional supermarket chain (Stop & Shop).
Thank you chicky!
Surprisingly, a fantastic cookie. Who would have known… I’ll be glad when Tuesday is here, and I can stop vacuuming up wheat germ.
i was surprised by how much i liked these! i used orange zest and an orange blossom honey, and the citrus and honey flavor combo was lovely.
Crap… I just threw out my wheat germ as it was past it’s expiration date…. :( Also I mistakenly baked the CCC’s for this week. O well: have to see if my tiny supermarket actually carries wheat germ, can’t remember where I bought it last time…
I’ll be honest. I did not like these! I associate lemon & honey with cough drops and these cookies tasted just like them.
I think, if I make them again, I’ll omit the lemon completely and just do honey-wheat.
My dough is chilling as I write and if its taste is any indication, these are going to be fabulous! Can’t wait to bake them up after all these great reviews.
We are on the same wavelength Lydia! Mine are chilling too, they have an hour left. I used clementines instead of lemons, that’s what I had in the house. Ummm, zesting clementines is not as easy as you might think! LOL
Ok. I’m gonna make these tomorrow, promise! I made the last two, too–just haven’t had a chance to post. IT WILL BE DONE.
Yay: found some wheat germ!! Posted My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies today, will bake these tomorrow and the post will be up Thursday. So happy to be back at baking: it’s therapy :)
After reading all these great reviews, I was initially disappointed with these cookies. However, after they sat a day, I loved them. I’m not sure if they got better with age or if it was just that I wasn’t so full of the dough (which was yummy!).
PS. Hi Everyone! I’m thrilled that I joined your group right before it was closed to new members!
I made these gluten free and can’t get over close they look to the “real thing”. They were good gluten free also.
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