I love heading south of the boarder. You Americans have the best culinary treats. I’m often found drooling over American food blogs, Facebook pages and Instagram photos of gingerbread M&M’s, cherry filled dark chocolate chips, birthday cake flavored everything, and of course cheese in a can.
I’m not even joking about that last one. I’m pretty healthy and do my best to keep only fresh ingredients in the house, but put a can of cheese in front of me and seriously, I will devour it in minutes. I think I once heard it was one ingredient away from being plastic. Friends who know I have a blog and unwavering fetish for treats only found across the border, often bring things back for me to try. I usually LOVE everything I get, except this one time, someone brought me cinnamon chips. No not potato chips covered cinnamon, but I might have jumped all over that.
They are like chocolate chips, but cinnamon flavored. I didn’t really know what to do with them. They kind of just sat in my cupboard. I was stumped. So I googled it. There are some weird and wonderful suggestions out there, but nothing was peaking my interest. Then I flipped the bag over. There is was, Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies. Seriously! The back of the bag.
Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies
1 Cup of Butter, Softened
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1 ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
1 ½ Cups of Flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
2 ½ Cups of Quick Cooking Oats
1 Cup of Cinnamon Chips
¾ Cups of Raisins
In a medium bowl, whisk flour and baking soda, set aside.
In a stand-mixer using a paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. About 2 minutes. You can also use a plain old bowl and spoon and cream the butter and sugars by hand.
Add eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, until incorporated. Add vanilla. Now add the flour, I did this is 3 parts.
Using a wooden spoon, fold in the rolled oats and then the cinnamon chips and raisins, until combined.
Place cookie dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours. It helps the butter to harden. If you don’t chill the dough, your cookies could come out flat.
Pre-Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
On a cookies sheet with a silicon baking matt, or parchment paper, drop cookie dough in 2 tablespoon size balls. Bake for 10 -12 minutes. If you are using parchment, check them after 10 minutes. I find cookies take shorter to bake on parchment, but the silicon has a consistently perfect effect each time.