A Southern Grace: maybe he won't notice...

August 12, 2015

maybe he won't notice...


There are some food-related things that I like to remain unchanged (...until I suddenly get tired of those items and want something completely different). These things include but are not limited to my weekday breakfast (Lucky Charms, if you must know, which replaced a years-long obsession with Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds) and my before-bed treat (creamsicles for the win!)(previously a homemade caramel steamer,for which it's entirely too hot right now).

My fiancé is kind of like that with his favorite chocolate chip cookies (even though we all know that one batch of chocolate chip cookies is never identical to the last, even if the same recipe is used by the same cook in the same kitchen using the same equipment), except that his desire for these cookies has never wavered. I boldly made a change to this last batch, adding cinnamon chips along with the requisite chocolate chips. I wasn't sure if he'd be able to tell immediately, but he did. The man knows his cookies.

If you're not a creature of habit like I seem to be and desire a bit of variety in your classic chocolate chip cookies, this combination is great, assuming you can find cinnamon chips in the store. Butterscotch morsels would also be dynamite, and now that I mention those, I suspect my next batch of these cookies will diverge from the plain ol' standard as well...

Chocomon Chips Cookies
Makes anywhere from 3 to 4 dozen
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (though lately, I've been using and preferring vanilla powder)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces (1/2 cup) cinnamon chips
Beat together the butter and shortening, then cream in the sugars.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla (unless you're using powder, in which case you should add it with the flour in the next step) until light and fluffy; this will take a few minutes.
Carefully beat in the flour, soda, and salt until uniformly mixed, then fold in all the morsels with a spatula.
Chill dough for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Drop or scoop dough in 1-ounce portions (about 2 tablespoons) onto prepared pan, leaving a couple of inches between each ball.
Bake 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven, or until just brown around the bottom edges.
Cool for a moment on pan, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Joanne said...

I am all about mixing things up AND I just happen to have some cinnamon chips in my baking pantry! Winning at life, right now.

cali @ cali's cuisine said...

I love cinnamon in my hot chocolate, but never thought to put in standard chocolate chip cookies to spice things up a bit. Brilliant!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely cookies! They look really tempting.



Angie's Recipes said...

Chocomon :-)) I love the word, Grace. My husband would love those cookies as he loves CINNAMON!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Always fun to see what the men are going to notice... or not notice! Kudos to yours for being so on top of his flavors! These do sound perfect!

Pam said...

I love changing up old favorites sometimes too. The cookies look and sound drool worthy.

Gloria Baker said...

These cookies look amazing!!
Grace you always make the most delicious cookies!!

Food Gal said...

I think it's hard to go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. They take well to various additions. Just that they're home-made and full of love makes them special each and every time.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I don't really like Hershey's chocolates but those cinnamon chips are amazing. I cannot stop at one handful. I have to finish them! :D

Barbara said...

Somehow, cinnamon chips and Grace are made for each other! Not a surprise to see them in your yummy cc cookies! (You can't beat them made with shortening. I have one of your cc cookie recipes in drafts for fall.)

Kate @ Framed Cooks said...

Oh my GOSH! Now I need to find cinnamon chips, as in immediately. Just when you think an old favorite cookie can't get any better... :)

Pam said...

Great cookies, Grace and I love the cinnamon chips. I just never got Lucky Charms though, as much as I like marshmallows. :-)

Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder said...

OMG cinnammon chips are AH-MAZING. Definitely love eating them, although surprisingly I haven't ever used them in baking

I go through these weird food obsessions too - I'll eat the same thing literally for months, they switch gears haha

Velva said...

I am definitely a creature of habit (laugh). Still the cookies rock! I would enjoy them. The cinnamon chips are a really nice addition. Love it.


P.S. Ireland is stunning. You will have a great time. There are no grumpy people in Ireland (laugh). The recipe belonged to the Grumpy Irish lady.

pam said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing as cinnamon chips!

Elly Leavitt said...

Never thought of putting cinnamon in my choc chip cookies but these look BOMB so I'm going to have to try them! Thanks for the idea/recipe xx

Katerina said...

My hubby is the routine type of person who orders the same things in restaurants i, on the other hand take the risk and try different things. Sometimes it works, others it doesn't. So, I think I am going to try this version as well!

Beth said...

Sounds like a fun variation on the tried and true!

Unknown said...

The cookies look delish. I am a creature of habit with food, for sure. I'll have a food I am obsessed with until I am not. :)

I Wilkerson said...

Whew! I was afraid you had figured out how to add tomatoes to chocolate chip cookies!