Okay, okay I’m a hypocrite. I ramble on and on about how my posts are going to be healthy and how I’m turning over a new leaf and then this! Cookies. Warm gooey, tasty cookies. But!! These are healthy cookies. Well, I mean they have oatmeal in them?!? Isn’t oatmeal healthy?
I found cinnamon chips at the grocery store the other day when I was going through all of the um, apples… in the … cough, clear throat… vegetable aisle? Okay fine. I was totally rummaging through the chocolate in the baking aisle and came across these awesome chips! Now that hell is finally cooling off, and by hell I mean the hottest place ever – Dallas, I’m totally in the mood for Fall things. Cinnamon is definitely something that makes me think of Fall. So, cinnamon chips = cinnamon chip oatmeal cookies. Trust me these are totally worth the calories!
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 pound or 2 sticks of butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbs molasses
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups of cinnamon chips
The base recipe is from the “The Great Big Butter” cookbook as the Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. I have edited the recipe slightly. I love this cookbook and recommend it highly!
Preheat the oven to 350 .
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer cream both the sugars with all the butter until the mixture is lightly whipped. Add the eggs, molasses, and the vanilla. Continue to mix together. With your mixer on low add the oat and flour mixture to the egg and sugar mixture. Once all the ingredients have been combined add in the cinnamon chips by hand. Place the dough about 2″ apart and bake for 9-12 minutes.
This recipe will make about 3 dozen chewy cookies.