Drizzled Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Years ago, a Bunco buddy brought a batch of these cookies to our monthly gathering. I fell in love instantly. They were chewy and had a delicious flavor to them that I couldn't quite identify. Turns out, it was cinnamon chips. I hunted down the recipe for these Drizzled Cinnamon Chip Cookies recently and am happy to share it with you today.

Here's what you need: brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, egg, flour, salt, baking soda, ground pecans or walnuts, and HERSHEY'S cinnamon chips
Here's how you make them: Start by creaming the butter and brown sugar together. Add in the corn syrup and egg, beating until blended.
In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. In microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup of cinnamon chips at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir until smooth, then add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine thoroughly.
Pour in the flour mixture and incorporate with the cinnamon chip mixture. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
 Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
 Roll the dough balls into the ground nuts and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until slightly golden around edges and still soft in the middle. Allow to cool for a few minutes on pan.
Move to wire rack to cool completely.
In microwave safe bowl, combine 2/3 cup cinnamon chips and 1 1/2 tsp. shortening. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and drizzle over cooled cookies.

Drizzled Cinnamon Chip Cookies
(Adapted from the HERSHEY'S website)
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 (10 oz.) bag HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips, divided
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 cup finely ground pecans or walnuts
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. shortening

Beat butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add in egg and corn syrup, mixing well. Place 1 cup of cinnamon chips in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on Medium power (50%) for 1 minute, then stir. If necessary, heat for 15 seconds more and stir until chips are melted. Stir melted chips into the butter mixture. In separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the cinnamon chip mixture and stir until just blended. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll into the ground nuts, lightly pressing the nuts into the dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden around the edges. Cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle all the cookies with Cinnamon Chip Drizzle.
Cinnamon Chip Drizzle : Place remaining 2/3 cup cinnamon chips in microwave safe bowl with 1 1/2 tsp. shortening(do not use butter, margarine or oil). Microwave on Medium power for 1 minute; stir until mixture is smooth.
( HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips are a seasonal item in stores...I plan on stocking up this year ;-))

These will make the perfect cookie to take to that cookie exchange you're invited to, or maybe even to give to the sweet hostess that is throwing a fun holiday party. No matter who the recipient is, they will love this sweet treat.  Oh, if you happen to leave these out for the jolly man in the red suit, you may want to leave a carrot treat for the reindeer too. ;-)

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  1. These cookies look so great. I love the crackle nut look. I'll have to pin these for the future!

  2. Hi Nici,
    What awesome cookies, we will just love them, can't wait! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Oh my, these cookies look divine! The reindeer will want the cookies instead of the carrots :) Thanks for sharing the recipe and I will hopefully make these sometime.
    Merry Christmas to you!


  4. I love anything cinnamon! These are going on my "gotta bake this" list! Thank you!

  5. I've never seen cinnamon chips at the store. I'm going to have to take a closer look. Thanks for sharing these yummy cookies at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  6. Hi Friend!
    I'm stopping by from the Our Favorite Things Link Party - it is possible that you have the best cookies - EVER! I am pinning this for later and can't wait to try them.
    Happy Holidays! :)

  7. Wow, I want to come to your house. You have such fabulous recipes and make the best things. These sound sooooooooo good. Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Baking Party. Hugs, marty

  8. I am so glad you shared this recipe! I have 5 pounds of cinnamon chips in my freezer (I might be a hoarder) and I need some recipes for using them. Thanks!

  9. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Christmas Cookie swap Linky party. Pinned your yumminess! xo


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