These cookies use honey instead of white granulated sugar. Also, 100% whole wheat flour used instead of all purpose flour. Tempature is lowered on purpose beacause honey burns at higher tempatures. This is suppose to be a healthier alternative to cookies made with white sugar.
Note: To lower the fat in this recipe, replace the half-and-half with 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk plus 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt and the cheeses with reduced-fat cheese. When lowering fat in a cheese-based recipe, you will often lose flavor, but flavor can be enhanced with the addition of finely minced fresh herbs or chili peppers.