I like the idea of slightly healthier packaged cookies and keep saying I’ll buy a box of the Fiber One Chocolate Chip, but then I feel guilty thinking I should just try making them myself. So I did! The recipe is called Honey and Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies, and they’re pretty good! Plus when I put the ingredients into my nutrition software, the stats came out similar to the Fiber One’s.
Each .9 cookie supposedly has 90 calories and 3 grams of fat. The packaged Fiber One cookies have more fiber than these, but I don’t keep chicory root extract around the house, therefore the only fiber in my cookies is what’s in the 1/2 cup of Fiber One. I’ll have to figure out how to boost the fiber, but for now they are a good stir-and-bake honey and bran cookie.
Honey and Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup 1 ounce bran cereal, ground in coffee grinder or processor
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- 1 large egg white
- 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ⁄4 scant teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2.25 ounces -- fluff and aerate or weigh
- 1/4 cup 1 1/2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter, water, ground cereal, both sugars, vanilla, honey, egg white and salt and stir until smooth. Add the flour and stir to form a soft dough. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Divide dough into 12 even pieces on a foil lined plate and chill for about 30 minutes.
- When dough is slightly firmer, gently smooth the mounds into balls.
- Arrange balls 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet and press tops down slightly. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 6 to 7 minutes. Let cool completely.
- I think these taste better after they are completely cooled and the chocolate chips have re-set.