Chocolate Chip Cookies with All-Bran
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Chocolate chip cookies with a little extra fiber
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup All-Bran cereal
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, preferably grapeseed oil
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (11.2 ounces)**
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or 1/4 tsp if using salted butter
  • 2 cups extra dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the bran cereal and water. Set aside and allow bran to soften.
  3. In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, oil and both sugars until creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla.
  4. Stir the softened bran into the batter.
  5. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, and gradually add the flour mixture to the batter, stirring by hand or using lowest speed of mixer.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Using a level tablespoon, shape dough into balls and arrange about 2 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  8. Bake cookies for 10 to 13 minutes on center rack (they should be golden brown and appear set).
  9. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Notes
I used a full teaspoon of salt and while I liked the sweet/salty flavor, but 3/4 teaspoon is a safer bet if you don't like a hint of salt in each bite. If you use salted butter or margarine, reduce the salt to 1/4 teaspoon.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2012/09/all-bran-cereal-box/