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RECIPE! Best-Ever Chocolate Cookies

July 20, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC

RECIPE! Best-Ever Chocolate Cookies

Your family and friends will never know that bran cereal is one of the ingredients in these delicious crunchy cookies.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 7 to 9 minutes.
Makes 42 Cookies (1 per serving)

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1  1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup bran cereal(not flakes)
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Baking sheets, ungreased.

  • In a small bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, margarine and brown sugar. Fold in flour mixture. Stir  in oats, bran cereal and chocolate chips.
  • Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls (15 mL), about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, onto baking sheets.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until just crisp. Let cool on baking sheets on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.

Tips: When using margarine, choose a non- hydrogenated version to limit consumption of trans fats

Nutrients per serving:

  • Calories  94
  • Fat  2.1 g
  • Saturated Fat  0.3 g
  • Sodium  44 mg
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrate  18 g
  • Fiber  3 g

Reprinted with permission © Simply Great Food. Dietitians of Canada. 2007.  Published by Robert Rose Inc. Order at http://www.amazon.ca/Dietitians-Canada-Cook-Recipes-Celebrate/dp/0778802612 or visit www.dietitians.ca/Store.aspx.

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