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CINNAMON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

A small addition to my original cookie recipe makes a big impact. These cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are a spicy twist on a classic!

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I can never get enough cookies and neither can my kids. They love when I make cookie dough because I make 3 or 4 batches at a time.

I do this because I hate washing my mixer so I make a few recipes at one time, store them in the fridge, and I only have to clean up once.

I haven’t made cookies since we moved this summer so when I made these Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies last week the kids were super excited.

It means there is cookie dough to be eaten!!

Cue the walking by and grabbing a square and eating it right cold and right out of the fridge.

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When I make cookies I store the dough in silicon ice cube trays.  You might be thinking why do I do that?  The reason is that when I make cookies, I use my original dough base to start.

After years of getting it wrong and finally getting the dough exactly how I like it, I have to make sacrifices. One is that I don’t bake my cookies right after I make the dough.

This bums my kids out because it means they have to wait but they know the wait is worth it.

See, the base dough is made with melted butter which equates to a loose or runny dough when it is all mixed. I can’t bake the cookies at this point or they will all turn into flat pancakes because they spread when they cook.

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The cookie dough needs time to rest and firm up a bit which means a long nap in the fridge. Have you ever tried to scoop out a 1-inch ball of cold hard dough out of a large batch? Many spoons have given their lives to this scenario.

To avoid this I pour my loose dough into silicon ice cube trays right after I mix it. I wrap the trays in plastic wrap and then store in the fridge.  The next day I can pop out a square of dough and pop it in the oven.

I can bake 1 cookie or a whole batch, it is up to me!

This also makes it easy for the kids to grab a square or two of the fridge and eat it on the run.

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I can also pop them all out and store the dough squares in the freezer for a few months and wash my ice cube trays for something else. If you are planning on using this technique, please make sure you spray the ice cube trays with non-stick spray.

From all angles!! If you don’t the dough will not pop out in a nice square and you will be digging it out with your fingers.

Big mess.

Another upside of this is: the cookies are all the same size. This means they will all cook evenly!

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A small addition to my original cookie recipe makes a big impact.  These cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are a spicy twist on a classic!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (hand mixer is okay but mine struggles toward the end), add butter and sugar.
  2. Mix together until they form a loose paste.
  3. Add egg, egg yolk, milk, and vanilla.
  4. Mix just until incorporated.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the dry ingredients minus the chips.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar bowl and stir until incorporated. Do not over-mix or the cookies will be tough. 
  7. Add the chips and mix just until they are spread evenly throughout. Sometimes I do this step by hand.
  8. The dough will be runny at this point because of the melted butter. If you were to bake these now they will turn into flat, crunchy cookies, so I chill the dough overnight*.
  9. Preheat oven to 375F.
  10. When ready to prepare, portion into 1 1/2 inch balls and bake on preheated, parchment lined baking sheet for 11 minutes or until edges start to brown.
  11. Pull the cookies out of the oven and let them remain on the sheet for another 10 minutes.
  12. Remove to cooling rack until ready to eat or store in an airtight container.
  13. The cookies will keep at room temperature for 4 days.
  14. The dough will keep in the refrigerator for 1 month or in the freezer for 3 months.

Notes

*The dough will need to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight!*

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Saturday 25th of July 2020

Hi! Salted or unsalted butter??

Jennifer

Monday 27th of July 2020

I like to use unsalted butter for all my baking so I can control the salt level. If you use salted butter, feel free to leave out the other salt in the recipe. Thanks!

Kevin

Saturday 16th of May 2020

The recipe says to use vanilla but doesn’t mention how much.

Jennifer

Saturday 16th of May 2020

So sorry. Thank you for letting me know. The recipe need 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Enjoy!

Jeff Shft

Sunday 6th of January 2019

We shared this cinnamon chocolate chip cookies this holiday season. Everyone in the family loves it! Every bite burst with happiness, it’s like the heaven opened its gates. This is so good, so thumbs up!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 7th of January 2019

Thank you so much! I am so glad that you like them!

Jennifer Berkey

Monday 31st of December 2018

I am loving this cookie recipe. I will be making it again this New Year's Eve Party celebration. My kids love it and they won't stop eating. Thanks for this. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

I am so glad!!

Carala

Wednesday 4th of April 2018

Thank you so much for putting this recipe together.

Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies especially with a well-written instruction?! I'm always up for trying new recipes so I will have to give this one a try!

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