Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TWD - Maple Wheat Cookies

For Tuesdays with Dorie this week, Michelle of Flourchild selected Dorie's Honey Wheat Cookies for us to bake. For some unknown reason, I had a hard time getting excited about this one. Maybe I thought we were baking sweet Wheat Thins, but whatever it was, I put this one off.

When I did make them, I substituted maple syrup for the honey  and left the lemon zest out. I may have added the baking powder twice, I won't really know for sure until I see the other TWD bakers' cookies. Whatever I did, I hope I can do it again and again because these were delicious! They're very easy to make and are soft, crunchy and sweet.

If you'd like the recipe, Michelle will have it posted. Better yet, buy the book we're baking from, Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

27 comments:

Romaine said...

Maple syrup? Inspired idea. Do they taste kinda like pancakes? I think I will try it.

Amanda said...

I thought of using agave and kamut flour for subs, maybe next time. These look great!

Pamela said...

Yum...the maple sounds great! Terrific idea!

Mimi said...

They looks good! Maple syrup was a great idea.
Mimi

Flourchild said...

Im glad you enjoyed the cookies, they look great! I love your maple syrup idea! Thank you for baking along with me this week.
I had not checked my blog post and just realized there was no spacing at all..I had to go back and edit it!

Cathy said...

Maple wheat - that is brilliant! I will need to try that variation next time. We really enjoyed these. Yours look great!

Lauryn said...

oooh so puffy! And with maple syrup! I bet these were amaaaaazing!!!

Sweet and Savory said...

I think you doubled the baking powder since you have the puffiest cookies, I have seen and I like the look. I would like to try these. Aren't mistakes wonderful?

Spoken like a true mistake maker. You should see my burnt marshmallows.

Susan said...

Oooo, maple syrup! What a great idea! I made mine by the book (no surprise) except I added the zest of a whole lemon and I think it was perfect. Your cookies look terrific!

AmyRuth said...

Leslie,
I think they look pretty darn delicious and don't you think they are just right for the "TEA Lady?" These just are tea cookies to me or coffee I guess. Whatever your preference may be. Don't you love those sleeper surprises. The ones you never expect to appeal to you?
Great idea-maple syrup. You girls and your great ideas. hmmm
Love that.
AmyRuth

Marthe said...

Maple syrup instead of honey, what a great idea!! Too bad I'm almost out of maple syrup..... Can't wait to bake these tomorrow and have my colleagues taste them Thursday!! Your cookies look really good!

Katrina said...

Ooh, the maple sounds really good. These seem like a good cookie to play around with. I certainly played! ;)

spike. said...

maple syrup as a sub is so smart! I might try that when I finally get around to making these

Tracey said...

I had a hard time getting excited about these too but I ended up liking them so much more than I expected. Love your maple syrup sub - wish I'd thought of it as I like maple syrup a lot more than honey :)

Megan said...

These really were such a great surprise - I was expecting something bland, you know? But maple syrup must have given them a great flavor.

jillbert said...

It sounds like these were a surprise hit for you! The maple syrup was a great idea.

vibi said...

When great minds think alike, they add some flavoring to cookies they thought would be a bit bland... LOL

Nice going with the maple!

Cakelaw said...

Mmm, maple syrup - delicious!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

They look very interesting. I can't wait to go check out the recipe. Nice picture.

Di said...

Mmm, maple syrup sounds like a fine substitution! =)

margot said...

Yours are so nice and puffy, maybe you did add extra baking powder? Sometimes I forget when I am halving recipes and almost add the full amount of one ingredient.

Jess said...

Sweet wheat thins...exactly! These were good, weren't they? Yours look delicious.

bakingwiththeboys said...

You made the cookie I want: yes to the maple syrup and no to the lemon. Perfect.

Kayte said...

I am cracking up over here b/c every week you and I have the same recipe and every week you and I have completely different looking results! Even when we bake together! LOL LOL LOL. This little cookie you made looks quite cute and sweet.

Liz said...

Haha, you kind of have a chubby checker cookie, but I love it. I also think maple syrup sound delish, maybe I'll try that next time and add some spices...yum!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I thought that combination of crunchy and soft was really good. I use maple whenever possible, so I'll have to try your variation sometime. Great looking cookies!

Clivia said...

I have a jar of extra thick maple syrup that's been sitting in my fridge waiting for the right recipe. This might be the one. You're a fount of great ideas today - thanks!