Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cinnamon Chips!?

Let’s forget (for the moment) about my “No Sugar” post from last week.
Now we can proceed.
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I saw these at the grocery store. They intrigued me. So I bought them…to make treats for the kids (wink, wink).
On the back is a recipe for Oatmeal Cinnamon Chips Cookies which just sounded perfect…so I made them…for the kids…and this blog…and to share with the moms at playgroup…and----ah, who am I kidding?
Let’s just get on to the good stuff.
Heat your over to 350 degrees F. Pull out your Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer. I decided to use my stand mixer (that I inherited from my husband’s grandma) and now that I finally figured out that I am supposed to use both spinner thingy’s it functions much better. (First time I used it, I only used one spinner thingy and it was lame and I didn’t use it for two years. Last week I went online to read the user manual and well, now it’s not so lame…just I am.)
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Beat 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of packed brown sugar and 1/3 cup granulated sugar in bowl until creamy. I beat it for a good 2 minutes. (tip: to soften butter from the fridge, microwave for 10 seconds at 50%; if it is from the freezer, microwave for 20 seconds at 30%)

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 Add 2 eggs and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract; beat well. I don’t like to beat the egg too much, just until it is incorporated into the mix.

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 Combine 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon baking soda. I know I am supposed to do this step in a separate bowl, but I don’t. I just put the flour in there, add the baking soda on top,then kinda stir them together with a spoon. One less bowl to clean. Slowly beat this all together, gradually increasing speed.

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Stir in 2 and 1/2 cups of oats and the bag (1-2/3 cups) of cinnamon chips.  Pause to scrape the sides and make sure it’s all distributed evenly.

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Drop by heaping teaspoons, I do tablespoons, onto ungreased cookie sheet. I like to slightly pat them down so the middles cook a little more evenly. Plus I wanted to show off my Sassy Halloweeny Black fingernails ;)
Bake 9 minutes (although the recipe says 10-12) or until lightly browned.
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Meanwhile let your children clean the utensils.

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Cool at least 5 minutes (although the recipe says 1); remove from cookie sheet to your mouth…er, wire rack. I actually lay out tin foil and have them cool on that—it’s what my mom did, so it’s what I do.

Pretty darn delicious…
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I just thought I should promote something healthy…
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Plus, this is what I ate afterwards to make me feel less guilty THREE cookies later…and that’s not counting the scoops of dough I ate because really oatmeal cookie dough is probably one of the best dough's EVER! 
Tootles :)

Oatmeal Cinnamon Chips Cookies
courtesy of Hershey’s Kitchens
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, soften
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1-2/3 cups (10 oz. pkg.) Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips
3/4 cup raisins
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour and baking soda; add to butter mixture. beating well. Stir in oats, cinnamon chips and raisins (batter will be stiff).
3. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. About 4 dozen.
Please note that I modified this recipe in my instructions, which I think made them turn out better, so go back and review…if you want.
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Anonymous said...

I've never heard of cinnamon chips before. Are they new? I do love oatmeal cookies (with raisins). I'll have to try these sometime.

Warner / Debbie Blair said...

Forget baking them just give me the batter! Making cookies with kids is great!

Kiera said...

They were way yummy!!

Melody's Voice said...

Cinnamon chip! Those sound sooo fun! I actually don't bake much at all. I don't have kids to use as an excuse...maybe that's it.

Elizabeth said...

These look delicious! I just got some cinnamon chips on sale too, I am hoping to recreate the starbucks scone... we'll see ;) Love your blog so much I'm now a follower! Especially love your hair tutorials! Have a fabulous weekend!

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YUM! these look really good. Maybe I'll try them

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