Cinnamon lovers unite! Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies are here to stay! These will be a constant in our cookie jar; how about yours?
If you’ve been reading my recipe posts for some time now, you will have read about my obsession with these chips or my obsession with cinnamon in general! I know I’ve posted it a million times on Facebook, and I’ve even had friends searching for them, but I was never able to find them. Until now.
Last month, I went shopping with my best lady friends in Buffalo. We usually make the drive a few times a year and every time we do, I will hit up the baking aisle in every store we visit (if there is one!) And, finally, after a few years, I found them!
These cookies had to be made. In fact, Dear Reader, I bought enough to make some other recipes too, but today’s post is all about these deliciously chewy cookies!
What are cinnamon chips?
Much like a chocolate chip in shape, they are a confection used for baking. They don’t melt or get extra soft and gooey like a chocolate chip when being baked though.
They have a great cinnamon and sugar flavour and are the perfect burst of texture and taste in baked goods. I love them in cookies, obviously, but they are so great in scones, cakes, or even just on top of some ice cream.
Where can I find them?
Oh, isn’t that the million dollar question!!!! I’ve been told that they stock them at Walmart, although, I’ve never been able to find them there. I found mine at Target, but after a few years of looking at Target every single time I went, it was just this last time that they were in stock.
You can also find them online. I see from a quick internet search that Amazon has them and can ship them right to your door. During that internet search though, I found an article that suggested Hershey’s has discontinued them. I certainly hope not!
If all else fails, you can make your own. I’ve never tried making my own and I can’t vouch for how great they are, but just in case, here’s a link to a homemade cinnamon chip recipe.
If you’re able to get your hands on them, stock up. Buy lots, but be sure to check expiry dates first before you spend your money on chips you won’t be able to use up in time.
Lastly, if you cannot source them and you do not want to make them, then you can certainly substitute them with regular chocolate chips or just leave the chips out completely. You’ll still have a very tasty oatmeal cookie!
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Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 1/2 cups cinnamon chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a baking sheet by lining with a Silpat liner or with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to blend together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and molasses. Beat until smooth.
- Add the following ingredients in this order: flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Use the mixer, set to low speed, mix together the dry ingredients slightly before beginning to blend the dry into the wet ingredients. Just mix until combined; don't over mix.
- Stir in 2 cups of the cinnamon chips with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Using a cookie scoop, portion the dough into heaping tablespoons.
- Gently flatten the ball of cookie batter to about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle a few of the leftover cinnamon chips onto the top of each cookie.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
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