Just before Easter, I was playing on Pinterest, when I came across another good looking chocolate chip cookie. For some reason, I can't resist. If they look appetizing then I want to make them. I looked at the recipe and realized it was a chewy cookie (because it had lots of brown sugar) and it had an interesting ingredient...cinnamon. The recipe came from Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats
I love making chocolate chip cookies, for three simple reasons:
1. For the most part, they are so easy to make, it's really hard to kill a chocolate chip cookie.
2. Everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie. People will eat these quicker than any other cookie I make. And believe me, I have probably made over 100,000 cookies in my life time and chocolate chip is always a favorite.
3. They make me smile. The complements and comments I get from a batch of chocolate chip cookies just make my day!
I made the cookies and sent a dozen off with my daughter as she was babysitting for a doctor she works for. She wanted to bring a treat to the house, since it was her first time babysitting. The kids, who were 2, 3 and 6, loved the cookies and she left the remainder of the bag at the house. On Monday, when she was at work, the doctor came in and asked where she got the cookies. She said, "My mom made them." He said they were some of the best he had ever had, "Just the right amount of cinnamon." When she told me the story I started laughing, "another great batch of chocolate chip cookies."
On this blog you will find many different combinations of chocolate chip cookies. Each will differ on whether you like yours crispy or chewy. The more brown sugar, the chewier the cookie. So, with a majority of this recipe going to brown sugar, this is a chewy cookie.
The batter was delicious, as I nibbled on pieces of cookie dough. This usually means the cookies are amazing! I really liked this cookie, especially hot. They were sweet, slightly crunch with a great chewiness. The hint of cinnamon was just enough to wake up your taste buds, it definitely enhanced the flavor of the cookie.
Try making a batch of these chocolate chip delights and see if people notice the cinnamon. If you aren't a cinnamon fan, take the cinnamon out and I'm sure you will enjoy the cookies just as much. Whether these or your own favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, make a batch today. They'll put a smile on everyone's face, including your own - from all the wonderful complements connected to making a simple batch of chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Cinnamon
- 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) of butter, softened
- 2 cups of brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2-1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 4 cups of flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2-1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using a mixer, cream the butter with the brown and white sugars until well blended, about 2 minutes.
3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
4. Add 2 cups of the flour with the cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
5. Once blended add the remaining 2 cups of flour until combined.
6. Add the chocolate chips.
7. Using well rounded tablespoons of dough, place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. I made them the size of golf balls and pressed them down slightly when they were on the sheet. I got about 8 cookies to a tray.
8. Bake for 12-14 minutes until slightly golden and crackly.
9. Remove from oven and allow them to cool on a cookie rack.
10. This recipe makes about 48 cookies.
Just think - atleast 24 happy people will enjoy these cookies because no one can eat just one!