Wheat-bran chocolate chip cookies

What do I do when I manage to get home early from work? Ummmm, bake some healthy-ish cookies! They’re not perfectly healthy, but I reckon they are a tad healthier than your ordinary store-bought chocolate chip cookies. And there’s something special about home-made cookies.

I don’t remember where I got this recipe from, but I modified the original by reducing the amount of sugar and using more wheat-bran than it had called for; because FIBRE. I also used less egg than the original recipe.

I once used it to make oat-bran cookies and it worked well. 

Here’s my modified version…

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups wheat bran flour
  • 0.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 cup butter/ margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used ordinary dark chocolate in small pieces)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius
  • Spray a baking pan/ tray or line with baking sheets
  • Mix wheat-bran, all purpose flour, cinnamon and baking soda in a small bowl
  • Beat butter till creamy in a separate larger bowl. Beat in sugar, eggs and vanilla essence
  • Mix in the flour mixture and add in chocolate chips
  • Roll dough into about 0.5cm-1cm thick disk on a clean flat surface
  • Cut cookies with a cookie cutter or knife and place on baking tray with adequate spacing.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges start to brown
  • Remove and leave to cool and harden

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Happy Friday!

Happy Independence Day to American readers. 🙂

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