Chocolate Chips Cookies with a Surprise Ingredient: Bran! (And my excitement about my new Global Sun Oven)

Although I ordered it yesterday morning, I'm still in my own 'happy place' about the Global Sun Oven  (Solar Cooker) I ordered yesterday morning.

We moved across the country about six months ago and since getting settled here in our new home, I've been working on getting our emergency storage built back up.  Having lived all over the country we have experienced everything from wildfires to earthquakes, tornado's to flooding.  So far our power and our water have never been out longer than 4 1/2 days but that was enough!  It makes me feel better to be prepared to care for my family if and when disasters and power outages strike.

After researching online for six months I decided on the Global Sun Oven brand along with the accessory kit.  It shipped yesterday so it should be here soon.  I can't wait to show my readers photos and recipes as I start to cook with it!

In the meantime, I decided today was a 'cookie' kind of day... but with a healthy twist.  Bran.  No one will know but you!  I would also suggest cutting down on some of the sugar by using simple substitutions like Sugar Free Chocolate Chips,Splenda or a Xylitol substitute for part of the sugar.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bran

2 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/3 t salt
3/4 c butter
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs
 1 t vanilla
1/4 c hot water
1/2 c all-bran cereal
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1 pck chocolate chips

Stir together flour, soda and salt. In large mixing bowl beat butter and sugars until light. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat wel. Add hot water. Add cereal, flour, nuts and chocolate chips. Mix and drop by teaspoon on baking sheet covered with cooking spray or parchment. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Cool.Print Friendly and PDF