"accidental" Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

"These cookies were created by accident,while trying to come up with a granola bar recipe using yellow cornmeal. Oh well,the granola bars never made it,but this is what came out of it.There is nothing extravagent about these simple and humble cookies,but they are sure to satisfy a sweet tooth craving.They are soft,slightly sweet, and delicious.When I first made them,I did not expect anything special,but we liked them so much ,that we couldn't stop eating them.Oh, and one more thing,they do not have any sugar in them other than honey,so you will not feel as guilty eating them :)"
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  • In a medium pan ,heat the honey with the lemon zest and lemon juice for about 5 minutes.Add the cornmeal and puffed wheat and continue stirring for another 5 minutes or until everything is well combined and the honey is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.At this point,I usually refrigerate the mixture (atleast an hour ) in order to allow the flavours to set in and blend together.It's also easier to work with this way because it will not be as sticky after refrigeration. If you decide to proceed with the rest of the steps immediately,then I think it would work as well,although I haven't tried it before. At your own risk :).
  • In a separate bowl,combine the flour,salt,and baking soda and mix well.Gradually add this to the cornmeal mixture and work with you fingers breaking the mixture down until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • In a separate dish,lightly beat the eggs and combine with the melted butter.Now slowly pour this into the cornmeal /flour mixture until well incorporated.I found it easier to work with my hands as the dough will be stiff and still a bit crumbly at this point.
  • Finally,add the milk ,a tablespoon at a time, until the dough holds it's shape well and could be easily shaped into cookies.
  • The first time I made these cookies,I simply shaped them into 1 inch balls and flattened them on the baking sheet.However,the second time around, I used a different technique ,which saved me a lot of time and which I found to be much better.What I did ,is I took some of the dough and rolled it ( approximately 1/4 inches thick) on a parchment paper right on the baking sheet ,until it covered most of the baking sheet forming a large rectangle.Then I sliced it into small squares and baked.
  • Bake these cookies at 350 degrees F for about 10-13 minutes.
  • After baking,if using the second technique for shaping the cookies,you will need to use a knife or a dough cutter to separate the cookie squares ,as they might stick to each other a bit.
  • Let the cookies cool completely and store in a sealed container.

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