We’ve been hit with snow storm after snow storm here in the Portland, Oregon area this weekend. Coming from Arizona it’s been awesome. My kids had their first snow day of their lives on Friday and we spent the day playing in the snow and baking cookies. Our neighborhood is up a big hill and then we live in a cul de sac that goes down hill so there are some great spots for sledding. They don’t plow the streets here so there aren’t really too many people out driving. This means that they’re being used for sledding right now. My husband and I got in on the action too. It’s been so much fun getting outside and playing with the family. I’m in Heaven!
When we came in from the cold I wanted to make some delicious cookies that would warm us right up and so these Cinnamon & Toffee Oatmeal Chewies are delicious. I love oatmeal cookies and they just seem to warm me up along with cinnamon. There isn’t as much oatmeal in these as you’d normally have in an oatmeal cookie for a couple of reasons, I wanted them to be chewy but also, I ran out and couldn’t get to the store because of all the snow on the roads. 🙂
These were a big hit and I definitely recommend them no matter what your weather is but if it’s cold you really have to give them a try!
- 1 c butter softened
- 1 c brown sugar packed
- 1/3 c granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 c four
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 c quick cooking oats
- 10 oz. cinnamon chips found near the chocolate chips in the store
- 8 oz. toffee bits found near the chocolate chips in the store
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- in a large bowl mix together butter and sugars on med speed until light and fluffy
- add in eggs one at a time
- add in vanilla
- in a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt
- add into the butter mixture
- add in the oats, cinnamon chips and toffee bits
- line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll 3 tbsp of dough into a ball and place on the baking sheet 3 inches apart
- bake for 12-15 min
- cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Can you use regular cinnamon if I don’t have the chips and not going to The store?
Jennifer Kimmel says
Hey Linda, these are cinnamon chips…kindof like chocolate chips. Just using regular cinnamon is not the same. Do you have another kind of chip that would work?
Would it make any difference if I used old fashioned oats if I’m running low on quick oats?
I made these cookies last weekend. They are just about the best cookie I’ve ever made! The only thing I did different from the recipe was to leave out the cinnamon chips (couldn’t find them in the grocery store – Christmas only item I think). When I make them again, I’ll still not put in the cinnamon chips. Everyone loved the cookies – soft and chewy, with a little bit of a crispy edge. EXCELLENT RECIPE!!!!!!
Yummy! I want to make these today. But was wondering did you use salted or unsalted butter?
Great! I use unsalted butter in this recipe!
I used salted butter – the recipe (if you haven’t made them already) is one of my all time favorites!!!! p.s. – I left out the cinnamon chips and would do so again.
Lynne Essig says
These cookies are incredible! Rich, but incredible! Gonna make another batch
Aubrey, when I search for some cookies recipe and from Pinterest I came to your blog, and I pin your cookies because it looks different. Now what happen is that every year I will make some cookies for my son, he is now 23 years old, he still love that traditional way to express his love to friends, in the past years I chose the cookies that were easy and good-looking to me, this year he happened to pop in my room when I was working in front of my computer, so I invited him to pick which cookies he would like for this year. I sign in my Pins, cookies recipe, of course – among about 30 he scrolled he picked your one, he likes it thin, exactly what I thought as well, so your cookie recipe is a star to us this year. Sorry for the long post,I just want to let you know that somewhere in the other part of the world there is a lover for your cookies, but I have, he has a question for you, are the 10 oz Cinnamon chips light or heavy, we would prefer a very light favor of cinnamon, what if I drop half or drop it and replace with a bit of ground cinnamon, and without the chips will the texture change too much that it will not chewy, I am sorry to have to ask this adjustment, please help us to balance the result. thanks if you would kindly send me an email as soon as you can, I am going to make it tomorrow, by the way, we live in BC, Canada. I love to take this chance to wish you a Merry Christmas and peace to you family.
Gina Baker says
Love this recipe adding it to my Christmas cooky line-up. I only made one change and that was using oat flour in place of all purpose. Do this in all my oatmeal cookies learned it from Alton Brown. Also adds another gluten free cooky I can make for my friends that are gluten free.