Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cinna-Chip Cookies - plain or frosted... THAT is the question!

I have to stop acquiring new favorites - this is ridiculous! This is a cross between Nestle Toll House cookies, and Snickerdoodles - so they have to be good, right?! I was skeptical of the frosted version, but decided to give it a whirl. Amazing... it was an entirely different cookie! Next time I’ll try these with browned butter frosting - my childhood favorite. You’ll be hooked at first bite...

I tried cinnamon chips a few months ago and I have a love/hate relationship with them. I HATE it that I LOVE them. It has caused me to constantly be on the lookout for recipes that call for cinnamon chips in any way, shape, or form.

I ran across this one in a Taste of Home BBQ booklet on the newsstand at a grocery store checkout. The recipe looked almost too simple to be real - and as I examined it closer, I was almost sure it mimics the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe we all know and love. After researching it online, I found the only difference is that it calls for 3/4 cup more flour. I confess I tweaked the frosting proportions - too much shortening and not enough sugar (so I’ve included those changes here)

Hmmmm...... That must be why these are a tiny bit chewy (I LOVE chewy cookies...). In any event, as the cookies bake - the cinnamon chips seem to begin to “evaporate” into the cookie, giving it a wonderful flavor.

In our very scientific taste tests - we decided that they’re great both frosted and unfrosted - but our favorite was the Plain-Jane version (no frosting) Enjoy!

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  1. I like the frosted ones! Yum!

  2. I'll take one frosted and one not!!

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. It's Monday the 29th and it's so funny beacuse I made choco chip cookies with cinnamon chips this past weekend. How good are those!! I only did a few b/c I wasn't sure they'd be great (who am I kidding, I love chocolate with cinnamon!). Yours with frosting look scrumptious too!