Wednesday, January 13, 2010

i've been searching for these elusive hershey's cinnamon chips for nearly 6 months. i never found any in pittsburgh and i hadn't found any in evanston (3 chain stores checked). but i went to appleton, wi for thanksgiving and wouldn't you know it, a random grocery store had more cinnamon chips than i could ever use. i bought two bags (and not on sale) and practically peed my pants in excitement.

if you haven't heard of them, please go out, find them, and put them in your cart. they aren't spicy cinnamon, more like cinnamon white chocolate, but also not like white chocolate. if you can't find the hershey's brand, i did see that king arthur flower sells mini cinnamon chips - i can't vouch for them, but it might be worth a try. and hello, they have cappuccino baking chips there, too.

i made the cookies from the back of the hershey's bag. i'll include it here in case you get the online kind and don't have access to this basic recipe.

oatmeal cinnamon chip cookies (hershey's)
1 c butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 c packed light brown sugar
1/3 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 c quick cook oats
1 2/3 c cinnamon chips
3/4 c raisins (i had, like, 13 raisins and threw them in - more would be better, but they are fine without)

1. beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar until creamy
2. add eggs and vanilla and combine
3. add flour and baking soda to butter mixture, beating well
4. stir in oats, chips, and raisins
5. drop spoonfuls of batter onto cookie sheet (i used a small cookie scoop), a few inches apart
6. bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned
7. cool 1 minutes, transfer from cookie sheet to wire rack
8. eat 4 dozen

seeeriously. cinnamon chips in oatmeal raisin cookies are amazing. i am pretty sure i had 4 right out of the oven. at once. husband shared with his coworkers and they also raved about them. people like cinnamon chips! you hear that, dominick's...jewel-osco? stock the chips!!


Thomas said...

I've never heard of cinnamon chips OR cappuccino chips. They sound wonderful, though!

Katie said...

Found cinnamon chips last night at Hannaford supermarket! Woohoo! Can't wait to make a batch tonight.

Thomas said...

We made them (also without the raisins) and they are delish. If you come to Syracuse, we have them at Wegman's. But if you want, we can bring to you whenever we visit!