3/17/14

cinnamon-oatmeal cookies

I swear each time I get on one of those "5-minute let's bake something really healthy kicks" it always turns out to be a butter-laden cookie with sugar and add in's, with only one healthy ingredient involved.
I try, I do, to bake more healthy, crunchy-granola things, but I get distracted when I open the
cupboard to see what items I am craving need to use up.
My brain wanders off thinking 'hey I think I can make a healthy cookie with cinnamon chips!'.
Maybe this is called "baker's attention deficit disorder'?
So here is my "what should be a healthy cookie" aka cinnamon-oatmeal cookies, which btw have oatmeal in there, so we're kind of covered.
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Cinnamon and oatmeal in a cookie, you really can't go wrong with that flavor combo.
These are crispy, buttery cookies with a hint of cinnamon.
They would be perfect for ice cream sandwiches filled with a cinnamon ice cream.

cinnamon-oatmeal cookies
recipe from vanillasugarblog.com
based on my salty pumpkin-oatmeal cookie recipe
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2 ½ sticks unsalted butter, room temp (20 TB)
1 cup light brown sugar, NOT packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup bread flour
1 ½ cups cake flour
1 ts baking powder
1 ts baking soda
1 ts sea salt
3 dashes of cinnamon
1 ½ cups of rolled oats (not quick cooking!)
1/2 cup of cinnamon chips (they are strong so I didn't use a lot)

cook notes:
I used a medium ice cream scoop for the dough balls, you can use a smaller one,
just watch the baking times as they might bake up faster if you make them smaller.
Once the dough is mixed, it really needs to chill and set up.
Normally I do not like the taste of cinnamon chips on their own,
but mixed into a cookie dough they taste really good.
As always I like to remind everyone that I don’t have a mixer, so everything I mix is by hand;
if you have one lucky you!

In a medium bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients including the oats.
In a larger bowl, cream the butter and both sugars; add in the eggs, and mix.
Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix till just combined--don't overmix.
Next, by hand, add in the cinnamon chips.
Cover dough well with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line up two baking sheets with parchment paper or whatever method you use for baking cookies.
Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop out and place on cookie sheet about an two inches apart.
Bake for about 13-15 minutes.
Rotate pans halfway through baking.
You'll know they are done when the bottoms are almost crisp/set up and the tops have a gentle crisp to them. It's really easy to overbake them, so definitely check at the 13-minute mark.
Makes about 25-30 cookies

13 comments:

  1. Love the addition of cinnamon to oatmeal cookies!

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  2. looks great! how many/much chips do you add? Don't see it on the ingreds list?
    thanks!

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  3. yum, these sound so good!

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  4. can't get enough cinnamon! yum :)

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  5. oatmeal = whole grain = healthy! DONE and DONE. Plus cinnamon is like a superfood.

    #wantthese

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  6. Oatmeal is healthy though! And so's cinnamon, so you've got two healthy ingredients going here :)

    These look delicious.

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  7. I love these. The Aussies have something very similar called ANZAC biscuits. They travel really well.

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  8. Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors, so these have my number. I eat loads of fruits and veggies, so my overall diet is pretty healthy. Which means I can indulge in treats like these! Just don't let me eat the entire batch at one sitting, though. ;-) Really nice -- thanks.

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  9. The road to hell is paved with good intentions...and butter. ;)
    These cookies are fierce!

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  10. I have yet to find these cinnamon chips and I look everywhere! Regardless, this cookie sounds killer. Bet they make the whole house smell great, too!

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  11. A fantastic combo! I wish I could have one of those wonderful cookies with me coffee.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. I love oatmeal cookies! Cinnamon chips are such a great addition.

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  13. you'll forgive me if i DO use a lot of cinnamon chips. :)

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