Monday, 8 June 2015

Classic Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

chocolate chip cinnamon oatmeal cookies

Sometimes a simple bake is all you need and these chocolate chip cinnamon oatmeal cookies are certainly not fussy. Just a good classic sweet treat.

I was looking out the window at the unseasonably bad weather we have had recently, thinking of the days when we could hopefully soon crack open a tub of ice cream. One of my favourite ever varieties that Ben & Jerry used to make was Oatmeal Cookie Chunk with all of these cookie flavours (plus a little bit of fudge). It’s discontinued now, so making these cookies was the next best thing.

chocolate chip cinnamon oatmeal cookies

I used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips in mine, as I had them languishing in the cupboard, plus my usual breakfast porridge oats. I added some cinnamon from a recent haul I got from TK Maxx. It’s from the US – American cinnamon is hotter and spicier than the type you get in the UK. We Brits use Ceylon cinnamon, whereas the Yanks use Saigon cinnamon. They are quite different to each other, I love Saigon needless to say.

The cookies are very simple to mix together, and this recipe makes quite a large batch. I got 12 mahoosive cookies out of these, but I reckon you could stretch to about 30 normal sized cookies if you wanted to go smaller.

chocolate chip cinnamon oatmeal cookies

They are warm and comforting with a glass of milk, or a cup of tea and really are at their best when fresh from the oven. Here’s how I made them…

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies


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Cuisine: dessert Category: cookies Yields: 12 large
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Ingredients
  • 170 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 225 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125 grams plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 175 grams chocolate chips
  • 80 grams porridge oats
 
Instructions
  1. Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat this in followed by the vanilla extract.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt and cinnamon. Stir until a dough forms then fold in the chocolate chips and oats.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out mounds of dough onto the baking sheets.
  5. Press down slightly on each mound of cookie dough with a glass the bottom of which is dipped in sugar.
  6. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 mins, less time if you make smaller cookies.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before enjoying.




I am entering these cookies into this month's Alphabakes hosted alternately by Ros The More Than Occasional Baker and this month Caroline at Caroline Makes. The letter this month is O and Oats start with O!


I'm entering these classic cookies into this month's Treat Petite hosted by Kat at The Baking Explorer. The theme is GBBO and they had biscuits recently in the show and cookies are American biscuits after all!!

12 comments:

  1. Ooooh I never knew that about US Cinnamon, will need to hunt some down! Your cookies look lovely and chewy...

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    1. TK Maxx is you best bet F. If you find any let me know what you think.

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  2. Yummm, a delicious treat and nice and big too!!

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  3. These look gorgeous - I really want one with a glass of milk now! Thanks for sharing with Alphabakes.

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  4. Love, love love cookies and these look right up my street. Pass the plate please! Thanks for entering Alphaakes.

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  5. Any simple way to convert grams to cups for this ignorant American??? Looks so yummy!!!

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    1. Hi Donna - I found this on Google http://www.convertunits.com/from/grams/to/cups - give that link a try. Hope it works out for you. Thanks for stopping by!

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