Don’t ask me to make decisions. Sure, on occasion a burst of clarity hits me and I can make a decision swiftly, but on a daily basis my mind spins with possibilities and pros and cons when choices are put in front of me. My parents are no better. Choosing which movie to watch on the weekend takes forever, as we pass the buck back and forth, no one wanting to make a bad choice and leave us watching a crappy movie.
Choosing an outfit sometimes means changing clothes and purses and shoes until I’ve finally made up my mind, before realizing my pink lipstick clashes with the orange dress I chose and it’s back to the drawing board again. On the rare occasions we go to dinner, our minds try to make sense of the menu choices, different locations, reviews, ambiance. By the time we actually make a decision, most of the time we’re about ready to stay home. Why, oh why is it so hard to make decisions?
Of course, I am no more decisive when it comes to making recipes. There are certainly days when I know exactly what I want to make. I have all the ingredients on hand, have allotted time in my day and diet and all the dishes are clean. There are of course also days when one of those factors goes wrong. I want peach pie, but the peaches aren’t ripe. I want layer cake but don’t feel like spending all day making it. I want marshmallows, but the KitchenAid bowl is dirty.
And then there are days I just don’t know what to make. I need a recipe or want a sweet treat, but nothing grabs my attention, nothing stands out, nothing sounds particularly good. Those are frustrating days, but not uncommon as I have cookbooks, printed recipes, hundreds, if not thousands, of bookmarks, and ideas floating around in my head. It’s way too many choices for my brain to handle. Way too many choices.
This is how I felt the other day. I wanted dessert, but was rather uninspired. I saw these Cinnamon Chip Sugar Cookies and thought they looked good. I figured I’d give them a try, but I didn’t expect to be raving about them. But guys, I’m here to rave. These cookies are out of this world good! The cinnamon chips are, of course, delicious. If you’ve never baked with them before, you need to because they are awesome. Pure cinnamon flavor without any artificiality like some chips. But it’s the cookie that impressed me and made me fall in love. It is super cinnamon-y and so soft it almost melts in your mouth. The next time I want cookies, it will be easy to decide to make these again!
Cinnamon Chip Sugar Cookies
- Total Time: 28 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 cookies 1x
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, optional
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup cinnamon chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
- In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, if using.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I did this by hand, but a hand or stand mixer would work as well. Add the egg and mix until once again light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the cinnamon chips.
- Using a regular sized ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 15-18 minutes, rotating halfway through if necessary, until cookies have puffed and cracked and are slightly brown around the edges. They should still be quite soft. Eat immediately or cool completely on pan. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 4 months. Thaw at room temperature about an hour or in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Recipe adapted from Bake Your Day
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 18 minutes
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
Decisions ARE hard!
These cookies look REEEALLY good, I need some cinnamon chips!
I have the same problem with decisions! So many possibilities, there’s a lot of pressure to choose the right one! These cookies look yummy, by the way. I always love cinnamon.
Debbie Eccard says
My decision is to make these…..and hope they are as good as your peanut butter cookies were….
I think these might be even better than the pb cookies!
Rachel Cotterill says
I’ve never heard of cinnamon chips. What brand are they? I’m guessing this is another of those things I need to stock up on when I visit the US…
I use Hershey’s cinnamon chips and love them. I suspect they may only be sold in the US, but I don’t know.
Rachel Cotterill says
Yes, we don’t have many Hershey’s products! And we generally only see plain chocolate chips. 🙂
The Café Sucre Farinec says
I haven’t found cinnamon chips yet but they sound wonderful as do your yummy cookies, GOOD CHOICE!!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
It’s much easier to make culinary decision than life related ones! We don’t have cinnamon chips here, but I bet these are good with an extra dose of cinnamon too!
Yum! Cinnamon Chip Cookies sound divine! I’m terrible about making decisions too. Have been going back and forth all morning about which restaurant to go to for lunch today!
Cinnamon and cinnamon chips! What a robust and charming cookie! My family would adore these sweet gems!
Abbe@This is How I Cook says
Cinnamon is so comforting and these cookies look like a new great cookie to add to my repertoire. Thanks!
These are delicious! Just made them and ate 6 because of their perfection.
I’m so glad to hear that, Erin! They are some of my favorite cookies!
Miss Messy says
Aww I wish I could get hold of cinnamon chips! These look awesome! 🙂 I so need a cookie right now!
Cassie | Bake Your Day says
So glad you liked the cookies, Laura!
Thanks for visiting, Cassie 🙂 And for the great cookie recipe!
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie says
Oh, I am so indecisive – it drives my husband crazy! I’m trying to get better about it though 🙂 These cookies are a no-brainer though!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
The decision to share these cookies wit us was definitely a great one!! The look amazing 🙂
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
I’m crazy indecisive too, Laura. I never want to make the wrong choice, which is ridiculous. I need to man up. And lately, I’ve been so uninspired with my blog. I can’t decide on what to bake. These cookies look perfect and delicious. I don’t think I’ve seen cinnamon chips here in Canada but maybe it’s because I haven’t been looking. I’m on a mission to find them so that I can make your recipe!
I’ve been very uninspired by my blog too – that’s why I’ve been posting fashion things, and it’s really taken me out of my rut.
Where do i find cinnamon chips,I’ve never heard of them? thanks
Hi, Lorrie! I use Hershey’s cinnamon chips. If you live in the US, you should be able to find them at the grocery store or you can order them online from Hershey’s or Amazon. If you don’t live in the US, I hear they are very hard to find, but you could easily swap in white chocolate, chocolate, or butterscotch chips. Hope this helps!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I love cinnamon chips and after a 2 yr dry spell of not being able to find them, I have my source and am well stocked. These look delish!
Exactly how many cookies does this recipe make.
It depends on the size you want, but I like making about 8. Hope this helps, Becky!
These cookies are so good!!! My 8 year old son declared that they “taste like Christmas!” I’ll most definitely be making these again and again!! Thank for a wonderful recipe!
I’m so glad to hear you and your son liked them, Megan! Your comment made my day 🙂