Brown Butter Cinnamon Chip Cookies for #fillthecookiejar

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Brown Butter Cinnamon Chip Cookies

 

I had really planned to make something that actually looked more like Christmas for Fill the Cookie Jar this month, but then I happened upon cinnamon chips at my local grocery store.  Yes, I do realize they have been around for a while, but my rural grocery store has never had them before, so I was really excited to try them.  If you are like me and think spice when you think of Christmas baking, you will think these taste just like Christmas even if they look like regular cookies.  I wanted a cookie where I could really taste the cinnamon chips and get a feel for baking with them, since it was my first time, but I didn’t want just a plain cookie, so I browned the butter before making the dough.  This really added another layer of flavor to make these just wonderful!

Brown Butter Cinnamon Chip Cookies for #fillthecookiejar
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1¾ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsps. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsps. salt
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 10 oz. bag cinnamon chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment.
  3. In a large saucepan, cook butter over medium heat until browned. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
  4. Cream together egg, egg yolk and sugar with an electric mixer.
  5. While the mixer is running, slowly pour in browned butter.
  6. Add vanilla, salt and baking soda and mix for one minute.
  7. Add flour and mix until well combined.
  8. Fold in cinnamon chips.
  9. Using a cookie scoop, drop by rounded scoops onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each scoop slightly with a fork
  10. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown and almost set. I bake mine one sheet at a time.



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  1. says

    Michelle, these sound so delicious- using browned butter is such a good idea, and your kitchen must have smelled wonderful! I have not tried the cinnamon chips, but now I want to! :)

    Love, Joy

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  2. says

    I don’t know if you have been reading my blog lately, but I have been cinnamon chip crazy! They are hard to find and when I find them, I stock up on them! These look delicious. I have never made anything with brown butter before, so I will have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing at the Fill the Cookie Jar group!

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  3. says

    I love cinnamon, these cookies sound delicious. I’m going to try to find some cinnamon chips to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing this Michelle.

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  4. Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook says

    I love those little cinnamon chips. Great idea for Christmas cookies! And the browned butter is a nice addition too.

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  5. Kren says

    I can find them but usually only at points during the year:-( I wonder if this would taste as good with butterscotch or the heath toffee chips? I just made these with the cinnamon chips I had and they are so delightful..hard to describe just crispy on the outside and fluffy like on the inside…just a really nice cookie.

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