Shredded Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

from ButterYum
makes 2-3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely processed frosted shredded wheat crumbs

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 8 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375F.

  2. Process cereal crumbs in a food processor or blender until finely ground.

  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until well blended; add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder; add to flour mixture and stir to combine.

  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

  7. Cool completely; store in an airtight container.

Notes:

  • For a slightly healthier version that doesn't affect the flavor or texture of these cookies at all, replace 1/4 cup of the cookie crumbs with an equal amount of wheat germ, ground flaxseed, or a combination of both.

  • Recipe can be doubled, but only if you plan to bake the cookie dough right away (dough get's dry as it sits).

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