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4/5/12

Baking Cinnamon Chip Cookies for Easter and Easter Dinner Menu

Cinnadoodles, delicious cinnamon chip cookies.
Today started early this morning when I went to the refrigerator to gather some eggs to bake cookies for the Easter weekend.  I had laid the butter out last night to soften and was ready to mix up a batch of Cinnadoodles.

This plan ran a-muck when I could only find one egg in my house!  Game change.  I needed to take stock and go to the grocery instead to stock up on the staples that had been depleted while I was away.  I got busy and made my Easter menu, grocery list, and got started,  I will have to shop for Easter basket items yet and fresh produce but that will be for tomorrow.

Easter Dinner Menu for Eleven:

Baked Ham
Fresh Green Beans and Tiny Potatoes
Creamed Peas
Assorted Fresh Fruit Platter
Hot Rolls with Butter
Deviled Eggs

Red Velvet Cake
Cherry Pie
Cinnadoodles

I have just finished the Cinnadoodles and they are wonderful!

Ingredients:

1/2 C. soft butter
1/2 C. coconut oil (or other shortening of your choice)
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 C. flour
2 t. cream of tarter
1 t. soda
1/4 t. kosher salt
16 Oz. cinnamon chips (The best ones are ordered from King Arthur.)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and prepare the cookie sheets with parchment or silpat mats and set them aside.

Combine in a large bowl the butter, coconut oil, sugar, and eggs beating until light and fluffy with an electric mixer.   Turn the mixer to it's lowest speed and add in the flour, cream of tarter, soda, and salt very gradually until just blended.  Stir in the cinnamon chips.


Drop by teaspoons full onto the prepared pans.  Use your fingers to push them into semi uniform mounds.  Bake for 9 minutes on the center rack of the oven.  Let them sit a minute or two after removing from the oven to cool before removing them from the pans to finish cooling.

Yield about 5 dozen cinnamon chip cookies laced with chips that melt in your mouth!

Note:  Coconut oil is solid until 76 degrees so it looks just like regular shortening.

Tomorrow I will bake the cake, boil the eggs, and shop for the fresh produce and Easter candy.





2 comments:

Tor Ince said...

These look fantastic! I've never tried cinnamon with chocolate chips, though they're both favourites.

Diane Cosby said...

Actually the best cinnamon chips I have found are the ones you order on line from King Arthur Flour so please give them a try. They are worth it and make a huge difference in the cookies!