Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Cinna-Chip Cookies - plain or frosted... THAT is the question!
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!
For the recipe, photos, and tips - go to:
www.changeabletable.com ("full house" tab)