Dylan's chocolate chip cookies are classic treat

Add cherries to sweeten things up

Published On: Dec 17 2012 10:16:33 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 17 2012 12:25:22 PM EST
Detroit -

Some cookies are always popular, but this recipe changes a few things up to make this a healthier treat.  Tina Miller, Meijer Healthy Living Advisor shares her recipe for Dylan's chocolate chip cookies.

Makes 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (White whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour)
1 Cup Meijer All-purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Oat Bran
1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed (Flax meal)
3/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Loosely Packed Meijer Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cup Softened Butter (or margarine)
1 tsp. McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 Pkg. (12 oz.) Chocolate Chips
Optional:  1 Cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup dried Cherries
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2.  Combine flour, oat bran, flax meal, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. 
3.  Cream butter, add brown sugar and beat until smooth.  Add granulated sugar and beat until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat again until smooth.
4.  Add half of the mixed dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix well.  Add remaining dry ingredients and mix well.  Add chocolate chips (and nuts if desired) and mix until well blended.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets (line with parchment paper for easier clean up).  Bake 8 to 10 minutes.  Makes approximately 5 dozen 2" cookies.  (For best results, refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours before baking.)