Oatmeal Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ A fabulous version of the classic chocolate chip cookie with a lovely crunchy texture and a delicious hint of cinnamon with every bite.
I want to start off by saying thank you to my growing number of followers and visitors to the blog. I blog because I love coming up new ideas, creating the content and sharing them here on Time With Thea. It is a lot of work but it is work I love to do!
The past few weeks have been really busy. I was able to go to the Dominican Republic for a week with my younger daughter Brittany. This vacation was her overdue university graduation gift from her parents. She actually graduated last year but got started on a full time job right away and just recently has earned some vacation time. It was wonderful to visit such a beautiful country but it was even more wonderful to spend a week with Brittany on a mother/daughter vacation.
Then I came home for a couple of days and headed back to the airport for a trip to New York City. I was invited by Hometalk along with eleven other bloggers to participate in a meeting with the administrators of Hometalk. First of all, I was honoured to be invited, it was great to see the behind the scenes at Hometalk and it was great to be part of the discussion. If you are not familiar with Hometalk it is a fabulous place to get home and garden ideas and instructions. I am a frequent contributor along with a lot of other very talented bloggers. You can find my posts and my boards loaded with other ideas here: Hometalk
Some of the other bloggers who I met and had a great visit with were:
Lory from Designsuthiasm
Donna from Funky Junk Interiors
Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living
Brooke from Re-Fabbed
Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane
Greg and Handan from The Navage Patch
It is so nice to meet the blogger behind the blog since we are from all over Canada and the United States! I am also honoured to meet such talented and really nice bloggers. If you are looking for new bloggers to follow I highly recommend you pop over and visit their beautiful and interesting blogs.
After the meeting I stayed on a few days to explore New York City with my husband who came along for the trip. I love getting away but it does create a lot of extra work when returning home. The housework and errands are still waiting to get done. I also find this is the busiest time in the garden with lots of things to get ready for the upcoming growing season. So between some travel and lots of home and garden must-dos things have been very busy.
But I always make time every morning to do some blog work and today I am sharing my recipe for Oatmeal Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you were to ask me if I preferred salty or sweet foods, I would say without hesitation that I love anything sweet. My most favourite sweet foods are anything that is made with chocolate, cinnamon and has a crunchy texture. These cookies have all three!
Oatmeal Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¾ cup (175 ml) butter, softened
- ¾ cup ( 175 ml) brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup (125 ml) granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp (30ml) water
- 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
- ¾ cup (175 ml) all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp (4 ml) baking soda
- 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
- 3 cups (750 ml) oats
- 1 ½ cups (375 ml) chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
- Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream butter, sugars, egg, water and vanilla together with an electric mixer on medium speed.
- Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to wet ingredients in the electric mixer and combine at medium speed.
- Remove bowl from electric mixer and stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake in for 12-15 minutes or until edges turn golden brown. Do not overbake.
Final Comments: I love this recipe because it is easy to prepare and the baked cookies freeze very well. I should also explain that I get a lot of my favourite recipes from the back of food packaging and labels. I figure it is the companies that produce the foods really know how to create great recipes with the foods they know so well. This recipe was adapted from the back of a bag of Robin Hood™ Quick Oats.
Your Turn: Do you prefer sweet or salty foods? Do you prefer soft or crunchy cookies? It is so interesting how we have such different preferences when it comes to food!
Here are some more of my favourite cookie recipes that you also might enjoy…
And these are the tastiest Rice Cereal Bars I have ever made!
I shared this recipe over at Dishing It & Digging Link Party #96. There are lots of other great ideas over there!
Till next time,