December 22, 2012

Cinnamon Chip Cookies Recipe

Today is my cookie baking marathon.  I do a lot of homemade and homebaked gifts as Christmas gifts every year for family and friends.  

My family's homemade peanut brittle is always a must.  I start getting asked by around October if we will be making it again for the holiday season.  While I've been threatened with my life if I share the family's actual peanut brittle recipe with you (thanks, mom!) I will share our peanut brittle making experience with you in another post soon.  The whole family gets involved in that process!

I get requests for some of the past recipes I've made that were favorites, but I also try to find at least one new recipe to add each year.  I wanted to do something with a cinnamon chip this year and started searching for a recipe that sounded good.  I found this tasty recipe on the blog of The Better Baker.  She said she found the original recipe on the blog of the Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  

I'm still in the process of baking them, but had an unfortunate incident where one of the cookies broke in half so I HAD to eat it. . .you know, a quality control taste test!  And I can tell you they are super yummy!  Next time I might try these with some chopped pecans in them as well.  We have a family member with a nut allergy, so I'm skipping the nuts this time around.


1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups ground oatmeal (place in blender and process until finely ground)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 bag of cinnamon chips 
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2.  In large bowl, cream butter and sugars. 

3.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
4.  Combine the dry ingredients and stir in until blended.
5.  Add the cinnamon chips and mix well.   

6.  In a shallow bowl, combine the 1/2 c. sugar and 1 Tb. cinnamon. 

7.  Roll into small balls with hands and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
8.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes.  

9.  Let rest 1 minute before removing to rack to cool. 

Yield: about 5 dozen nice-sized cookies


  1. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    1. This recipe makes a lot and they were a big hit at our family Christmas celebration!

  2. Christmas was the first time I had seen cinnamon chips. I am sure they are tasty.

    1. Buy them up while you can get them! They should keep for a while, but I don't know that I see them very much outside of the holiday season now that you mention it.


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