Our cereal collection is a little out of control.
Rather than buy new ingredients, I decided I'd try to make a dent in the cereal stash by using some of it in cookies. The first cereal was All Bran.
I figured Kelloggs.com would have some creative uses for All Bran, and I was right. The choices are interesting.
All-Bran Refrigerator Cookies
Blackberry Streusel Bars
Date Raisin Bars
If you click on the link, there's a picture of each cookie. Sometimes you have to see it to believe it.
We decided to take the conservative approach and make the All Bran refrigerator cookies.
There's a nice spice cookie variation, so we chose that one. Finding the cloves took a good chunk of our time. I really need to organize my spices.
Finding the spices was the hardest thing. From there the recipe flowed smoothly save for one thing -- the recipe says you *might* need to add some water. Well, we sure did. A lot. I think we must have added a full ⅓ cup just to get the dough moist enough to form into a tube.
Here's what it looked like after the extra water was added.
Instead of chilling the dough, I put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Slicing it up was no problem.
And here are the cookies! They are very good -- a little on the sweet side, but tasty. Fuzz loves them.
One thing I might mention is that the cookies could use a little salt. There's no salt in the recipe, but you might try adding ¼ teaspoon or even a little more.