Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

There is just something about oatmeal cookies that bring me comfort. I have always loved making them with my mom on a lazy Sunday afternoon just because we felt like something sweet. They are also the perfect pick me up snack on a long road trip or flight. When I get right down to it, oatmeal cookies remind me of home and family.

This past weekend I was in a mood for oatmeal cookies and saw that I also had a bag of cinnamon chips hanging out in my pantry. I usually make maple oatmeal scones with those cinnamon chips, but thought that they would make a great addition to the oatmeal cookies. I substituted the cinnamon chips for the raisins and let me tell you, that was the best decision and the cookies were delicious!

Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

{yields: 3 dozen}

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups quick oats
10 oz. cinnamon chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a standard mixer, add 1 cup of softened butter with 1 cup of light brown sugar tightly packed and a 1/3 cup of granulated sugar. Beat together until light and fluffy.

Add in both eggs and vanilla extract and combine. Then add 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and teaspoon of baking soda and mix on low until all traces of flour have disappeared.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and add 2 1/2 cups of quick oats along with a 10 oz. bag of cinnamon chips.

Combine both ingredients by hand using a spatula until oats and chips are distributed throughout the cookie dough.

Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, drop the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow the baked cookies to cool for 1 minute on the sheet before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

These cookies are great all on their own with a glass of milk, but can also be jazzed up easily for summer. Just add a scoop of great vanilla bean ice cream and sandwich it between two of the cookies and there ya go...homemade cinnamon oatmeal ice cream sandwiches!

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