All-Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies

All Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies

Through Foodbuzz’s taste-makers program and courtesy of Kellogg’s, I received the three boxes of Kellogg’s All-Bran products you see below in the mail this week.  It was serendipity.  About a month ago, I had found a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies on one of those pull out tags magazines are forever putting randomly throughout their publications.  Usually, I rip everyone of them out before I even will read a magazine, but this time, I actually looked at one before I threw it in the trash.    It has been sitting on my counter waiting to be made ever since.

I am a complete fiber freak.  I love whole grains and fruit.  My kids, however, would rather eat processed, fiber-less foods.  The idea of hiding bran in baked goods was a real “Aha!” moment for me.  Now I am looking at the ripe bananas on the counter and thinking bran banana bread.   But before I get ahead of myself, let me share the chocolate cookie results.  I followed their recipe exactly.  It tasted just like an ordinary cookie.  The kids were thrilled that mom was baking cookies late on a Friday evening.  It was all good.

 

 

All-Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ½ cup Kellogg's All-Bran Original cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars with mixer.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  4. Add hot water and then add All-Bran cereal and flour mixture.
  5. Stir in nuts, if using, and chocolate.
  6. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 375 for 15 minutes (My oven is hot, so I baked the first batch for 13 minutes, the second for 11 and all of the following batches for 10)
  8. (Also, I only got 8 cookies on a sheet because they spread as they bake).
  9. Cool on wire racks.

All Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can see the bran, but my kids didn’t know to look for it, so they missed it completely.
I am going to whip up some Big Batch muffins next.
Fine Print: I received the cereal products for free, but all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

3 thoughts on “All-Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. >These look so good! I made a "healthier" fruit crisp with mine, but then I went ahead and topped it with ice cream…

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