You know how there are some recipes you just know are going to be winners? Well, this recipe for Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies is definitely one of them. Brown sugar, butter and oatmeal...what's not to love? It's a cookie that will leave you begging for more...and I ate plenty more than I should have ;-)
If you follow me on Instagram (If you don't, I'd be over the moon if you would!), you probably saw that my kiddos had a piano recital this past weekend. Will you allow me to brag on them for a moment? They've been taking piano lessons for about 4 1/2 years and I couldn't be more pleased with their accomplishments on the piano. They have already exceeded the number of years I played an instrument (violin -3 years), and I don't see my daughter stopping anytime soon. My son is reluctantly still taking the lessons, but would much rather learn guitar...I might give in next year and let him switch. Still, they both work hard during the year and it shows on recital day. I don't know where they got their nerves of steel in front of crowds, but it wasn't from me...it must have been from their grandparents, or other relatives. Have I mentioned Josh Groban is a distant cousin?
So, back to the cookies...Their teacher invited some of the parents to bring cookies for a small reception after the recital. I knew these would be the perfect ones to take along with us. Soft and chewy, these babies were bursting with flavor and proved to be a big hit.
Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies (from package of Hershey's Cinnamon Chips)
(makes 4 dozen cookies)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 (10 oz.) bag Hershey's Cinnamon Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter, brown sugar and white sugar together until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour and baking soda; add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in oats and cinnamon chips. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before moving to wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
If, for some reason, you aren't able to find Hershey's Cinnamon Chips, these cookies would probably be delicious with just about any kind of chip in them. Do you need to bring treats to Super Bowl parties this weekend? These might just get you an MVP!