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Monday, December 10, 2012
Cinnamon Chip Cookies for Santa
It's that time of year again. The season where people retreat into the kitchen to bake up lots of tasty and sweet treats. I love the spices used most this time of year, the warm and inviting flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, with fragrances that linger in the kitchen long after the baking is done. If you like those flavors, you'll love these cookies, which use one of my favorite ingredients, cinnamon chips. I discovered these cinnamon chips a couple of years ago. They are hard to come by at any other time of year, so I always stock up around the holidays to get me through the rest of the year. Be sure to set out a big plateful of these cookies for Santa.
Cinnamon chips are the star of this show
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 packets of instant Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal (I use Quaker brand)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 sticks melted butter
1 tsp. butterscotch flavoring (may substitute vanilla)
1 10 oz. bag cinnamon chips
Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Add chips in at the end and mix well. Bake in 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Serve with a tall glass of milk and enjoy.