Friday, October 16, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies with Homemade Cinnamon Chips



A few weekends ago our family had the funnest day going apple picking at an orchard nearby. We rode a haywagon, tasted some delicious apple fritters and danced to the music playing on the nearby stage. It really doesn't get better then that, does it? But since then I have been doing everything I can to use up our entire box of apples so they don't go to waste.

I saw this recipe on Maria's blog at Two Peas and Their Pod. I am such a fan of Maria's food, I'm always so excited to try her recipes. The only downside to these cookies was that I could not find cinnamon chips, ANYWHERE! I was just about to admit defeat until my genius friend Alissa gave me the idea of making my own. All is takes is melting white chocolate bark or candy chips with a whole bunch of cinnamon and piping them in the shape of chips. The only think I would do different is add more cinnamon for some stronger tasting chips, but otherwise they were so fun, and just delicious in the cookies!



Homemade Cinnamon Chips

Ingredients

1 bag of Wilton White Chocolate Melts (or almond bark)
Ground cinnamon, to your taste (I used 3-4 tablespoons)

Directions

Melt White Chocolate. Add cinnamon to desired taste and mix thoroughly. Fill piping bag, or ziplock bag with snipped tip. On wax paper, pipe small chips using a circular motion. Allow at least a half hour to dry and cool. Store in a cool, dry place.

I don't think I'll ever declare a favorite cookie, but these definitely go in my top ten, they're like an apple pie in cookie form, and they make your house smell like heaven!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
By Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of fresh nutmeg
Pinch of all spice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 T unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup applesauce
1 apple, diced (I used Granny Smith)
1 1/4 cup oats-not quick cooking
3/4 cup cinnamon chips

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, all spice, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined.

3. In the bowl of a mixer combine the butter and sugars until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.

4. With the mixer on low, add in the applesauce and diced apple. Mix until well combined.

5. On low, slowly add in the flour mixture. Don't over mix. Mix just until the flour mixture disappears.

6. Stir in the oats and cinnamon chips. Drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet. Place the cookies 2 inches apart.

7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes. When set, transfer them to a cooling rack.

36 comments:

Denise said...

So psyched. I just found cinnamon chips for the first time today. I bought a bunch of bags!!!!

Libby said...

How awesome! I had no idea you could make your own cinnamon chips. I'm going to have to keep this in mind if I'm in the need for some and can't find any. These cookies look divine...and festive too :)

Lauren said...

I LOVE the new look of your blog! The colors and designs are wonderful! I've never heard of homemade cinnamon chips, but that's a brilliant idea as I have a hard time finding them in stores a lot.

Megan said...

I can only find the cinnamon chips during the holidays but I haven't seen any as of yet. This is a terrific idea! Your little chips look perfect!

girlichef said...

Wow, that is genius!!! They look really good...I want to make some. Your cookies sound great :D

Pam said...

Making your own cinnamon chips is a great idea! The cookies look divine.

Barbara Bakes said...

I don't know how I missed this recipe on Maria's blog. They look fabulous! I'm so impressed with you making your own cinnamon chips!

Sara said...

Wow, these cookies sound great. You made your own cinnamon chips?! Amazing! :)

Kaitlin said...

Oh my gosh, how creative are you! Those are so awesome!!

Cheryl said...

I am so impressed you made your own cinnamon chips, dang! they are beautiful

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I can't believe you made your own cinnamon chips! You rock! They look perfect - and I love the sound of these cookies - scrumptious!

Ingrid said...

Very cool making your own cinnamon chips. I wanna try making some.
~ingrid

Btw, I also like your new look.

Kim said...

Look at you--making your own cinnamon chips!! Go girl! They are really cute. I'm surprised Walmart wouldn't have something like that. Tonight I saw almost every kind of chip there was up at Walmart. These look delicious. Gotta love those trips to the apple orchard.

Jenn said...

That's so awesome that you make your own chips. I'm going to give that a try. an good way to to use the homemade kind rather than getting store bought.

Like the new layout, btw. ;-D

Ferni's Food said...

what a fantastic idea. I follow her blog too and she features those famous cinnamon chips in so many of her recipes and I have yet to find them! Those cookies look great.

burpandslurp said...

Whoever lives in your vicinity must be raving-mad-hungry all the time! Oh dear! That aroma that must have wafted from your house!! WOW!! And HOMEMADE cinnamon chips!! IMPRESSIVE!

Palidor said...

Wow, you made your own chips! I'm so impressed. Those are lovely cookies, and I also love your new blog design!

Donna-FFW said...

SO imnpressed that you made your own chips, how cool. This cookie sounds irresistible!!

Alissa said...

I am still dreaming about these cookies...I'm making them again, and SOON!!!! Your new layout is totally fabulous! Love it! Your homemade chips turned out so great! They look awesome! I think YOU'RE a genius!

Erica said...

Homemade cinnamon chips? Brilliant! I love it

doggybloggy said...

wow so ingenuitive to make cinnamon chips - think of all the possibilities!

Connie said...

We're a suburb of Boise and love it here. Going over to Idaho Falls this weekend to visit with nephew and wife and kids. I like this side better. Too much wind over there.

Thank you for your visit and comment, sugar! I love them all. I, too, fight trying not to eat us outta house and home! Losing weight isn't easy but Weight Watchers is the best system because I can count my snickers and Cold Stone Creamery into the days allotment. Olive Garden???? I use every single point saved that week for the Fettucine Alfredo!! Gotta have it ya know, chickee!!!

xoxo,
Connie

Heidi said...

I have found cinnamon chips, but they are seasonal. I will not be buying them anymore though, I will be making them. I never would have thought to make them. Thanks so much for the great idea! Your cookies sound scrumptious!

Velva said...

How comforting! Cinnamon Oatmeal cookies, fresh cinnamon chips. What great autumn treats!

the ungourmet said...

Cute new look over here!

I love the cinnamon chips! What a yummy cookie!

Apple picking does sound like fun. Glad you had a nice time with your family. :D

Carrie said...

Wow, your homemade cinnamon chips look amazing! I am so impressed! I bet these cookies are fantastic!

Katy ~ said...

You made your own cinnamon chips! You are totally awesome! I think I would have given up on the recipe. I'm glad you didn't because the cookies sound terrific.

Mini Baker said...

AHHHH I'm so excited!!! I'm gonna make my own homemade cinnamon chips!! I have tons of wilton's white baking discs!
THANKS FOR THE IDEA!
-Mini Baker

MaRiN said...

OK Yum! I am so making the homemade cinnamon chips! Yours look awesome, great job!

Lara said...

Wow! You are a much more determined cook than I am. There is no way on earth I would have ever even thought to make my own cinnamon chips, yet alone actually spend the time to do it. They turned out amazing!

Julie said...

Clever you..making your own cinnamon chips! The cookies look awesome and so autumn-y!

Barbara Bakes said...

Teresa - I have an award for you on my blog!

jscardon said...

Your chips are so pretty!! They look delish-- and what a fun idea to use to make any kind flavored chip. Yum!!

EAT! said...

Crazy fun that you made the chips!!

EAT! said...

Crazy fun that you made the chips!!

Amanda said...

Oh these looks soo soo good!! I never thought of making my own chips different flavours, that’s great!!