How to Make Chocolate Cookies
Looking for a delectable treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? While chocolate chip and sugar cookies are common go-to recipes for quenching those sugary cravings, if you long for something unexpected, why not learn how to make chocolate cookies? These lesser-known delights are perfect for chocoholics--though don't say we didn't warn you about how addictive they are.

There are a number of varieties of chocolate cookies--chewy chocolate cookies, chunky chocolate cookies, no-bake chocolate cookies and even double chocolate cookies that include chocolate chips or chunks. Peanut butter chips, candy pieces and nuts are also common add-ins. This recipe calls for white vanilla baking chips--plus whole-grain oats and high-fiber cereal, so it sneaks in a little nutrition, too! Each cookie contains just 120 calories and 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of both vitamin A and iron. So you don't have to feel quite so guilty about eating them and giving into your children's pleas for more.

Transcript
-Hi, I'm Miranda with recipe.com, and today we are going to make the best ever chocolate cookies. Now, I know that it's quite acclaimed, but I promise you, this recipe will deliver. As we have our ingredients all laid out here, let's get started. We are going to start with 1 cup butter or margarine softened, 3/4 of cup of packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of Fiber One original brand cereal. 1-1/2 cups of quick cooking or old fashioned oats and then 3 quarters of cup of white vanilla baking chips. Now, our oven is preheated to 350 degrees behind me. So, in this large mixing bowl, I'm gonna start by mixing together the butter, both sugars, dump those in, and the eggs. So, now, I have my ingredients all in the bowl. I'm gonna put my hand mixer in here and let it to hard work for me, beautiful. Now, let's set this to the side, and now in my small bowl, I'm gonna add the flour, the cocoa, baking soda and salt and just this a nice just little toss together until they are all combined. Okay, nice, we have this nice little chocolate brown color. We are gonna stir it in to this mixture here, just give this a nice stir doing incorporate, beautiful, and now finally, we're just gonna stir in the oats, the bran cereal, give it a nice extra little crunch and a whole grain and whole thick. And now, finally, our white vanilla baking tips. Make sure all mixed in so every little bit gets some chocolate in there beautiful and that were all set. The oven behind me is preheated at 350 degrees. I'm going to place my cookies on this un-greased cooking sheet here about 2 inches apart from each other, and then I'm gonna pop it in the oven for about 9 minutes until cooks through. So, I'm gonna get this all loaded up on here in the oven and will come back in 9 minutes. Okay, so here are our gorgeous best ever chocolate cookies. They cook for about 9 minutes. Now, I let them cool here on the back sheet for about 2 minutes. The next and final step before serving or storing them in an airtight container if you're not gonna eat them all at once is just to transfer them to cooling rack like I have right here. So, once we did that, we're gonna let them cool completely before you pop them in that airtight container or maybe in your mouth as well because they are so delicious and as we promise, these are our best ever chocolate cookies and I know you're gonna love them and now you now how to make them, enjoy, thanks for watching. And for more great recipes and savings, visit us at recipe.com.
What You'll Need
  • 1   cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 3/4  cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar

  • 2   eggs

  • 1   cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

  • 1/2  cup unsweetened baking cocoa

  • 1   teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4  teaspoon salt

  • 1   cup Fiber One® original bran cereal

  • 1 1/2  cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats

  • 3/4  cup white vanilla baking chips


Step By Step
1
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, stir together butter, sugars and eggs. In small bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Stir in cereal, oats and baking chips.
2
Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
3
Bake 9 minutes. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely before storing in tightly covered container.
Tip:
1
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Increase flour to 1-1/3 cups.


If you've got a weakness for the sweet stuff--and especially if you like chocolate--you'll be glad you took the time to learn how to make chocolate cookies. These rich cookies add a whole new dimension to your cookie portfolio--and stand out from the usual offerings at any bake sale or gathering.
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