Monday, January 19, 2009

Sassy Cinnamon Cookies

Good Monday morning everyone! Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I am excited that I have no school today...I love 3 days off of school. Friday we went and saw Mall Cop, funny movie. I'd love to have a segway like Paul Blart does - that would be so fun. The best part of the movie was the last 45 minutes, won't say anything else so I don't spoil it for you guys.

I made these cookies over the weekend and mm, they are so good. Rolling the dough in cinnamon sugar makes these taste much better. I know some of you guys are having trouble finding cinnamon chips - I was able to find mine at HyVee. They harden quickly, so you'll want to keep them in an air-tight container or in foil.


Sassy Cinnamon Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cinnamon-flavored baking chips
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 375°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 350°F). In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until creamy. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Stir in cinnamon chips and pecans. In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Shape dough into balls. Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place balls 3 inches apart on ungreased large cookie sheet (do not flatten). Bake 10 minutes or until set and light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. *To keep from hardening store in air-tight container*
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This picture was taken in 2003, my little brother and sister were only 6 and 8. Back then they were so photogenic, now it's "get that camera away from me"! I may be prejudice but they were awfully cute back then.
The last two pictures were when we used to raise animals. We used to have goats, goats kids, calves, and steer. We had tons of fun naming all the animals; we came up with intersting names.

Have a great week and I'll see you with a giveaway for my 100th post!

27 comments:

Rebekah said...

yummy! These look like a close cousin to snickerdoodles...will have to try. Enjoy your day off :)

Meg said...

These cookies look fantastic! I love cinnamon! Enjoy your day off!

Jessica said...

I was thinking the same thing as Rebekah! I love snickerdoodles...which is rare since I love chocolate so much. But these are a must-I just saw cinnamon chips the other day at the grocery store.

Pam said...

I love anything with cinnamon - the more the better. These cookies are making me drool.

Jade said...

I knew it. I knew it. I knew it. I don't need to come here when it's almost lunch time lol it's making my stomach growl. Those cookies look SO good!
Lol I love the picture of the cow=)

HoneyB said...

Oh, its a good thing your so far away from me and I can't reach your cookies! LOL. Denying myself is not fun!

I L-O-V-E HyVee!! I wish we had grocery stores like them here!

Speaking of mall cop - I had never seen one in my life until I went to the downtown mall in Indianapolis while visiting my brother. I saw this guy whiz by on a motorized unit and I was like WHAT was that? lol. I live in the boonies where the mall cops walk on foot. ;)

Anne said...

Cinnamon-flavored baking chips? I've never seen those here but will look for them the next time I go to the States. The cookies look very good!!

Katrina said...

My husbands favortie cookie! Never thought of adding the cinnamon chips. I've got cinnamon chips at HyVee, too. (Kansas) Great job!Love the old farm pics.

Barbara Bakes said...

Your cookies look perfect! Yum! I think I should bake a batch!

LeslieVeg said...

Someone beat me to it.. these look even yummier than snickerdoodles! I love anything cinnamon!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com

J.Danger said...

how cute are your brother and sister?! Yet again, another great cookie!

duodishes said...

We've tried finding cinnamon chips too around LA, but it must be a specialty store thing. Gotta keep looking because your cookies are a must make!

Melissa said...

Awww! The goat in the 2nd picture is the cutest. I want to see Mall Cop, it sounds funny and those cookies look delish!

Jodi said...

I like the name of your cookies. I'll bet they taste just as good as they look!

I do remember Hy-Vee when I lived in Iowa and Minnesota. It's a great store. However, I haven't seen one since. Must be a Midwest thing!

Sara said...

These cookies look so delicious, I must find cinnamon chips, and soon!

Cristine said...

The cookies look wonderful! I have a few bags of cinnamon chips in the pantry... may have to make these!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I would love to have one of these cookies right now and I am one of the people that can't find cinnamon chips. When I do find them you can bet I am making these cookies!

MissGreenTea said...

I want to make these tonight...but I live in an area with a monopolized grocery store chain that doesn't carry cinnamon chips...any other suggestions? maybe butterscotch? I'm not sure what would be good...

Allie said...

We saw the movie over the weekend too, I really liked it. I love the name of your cookies!

Priscilla said...

MissGreenTea - my best bet for substiuting cinnamon chips would probably be butterscotch or maybe peanut butter chips? I did a google search for subsituting cinnamon chips, but not much came up. Some mentioned cinnamon, not sure how that would taste though. King Arthur Flour has some you can purchase online: http://kidscooking.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=kidscooking&cdn=food&tm=7&gps=420_117_1020_615&f=10&su=p284.9.336.ip_&tt=28&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/landing.jsp%3Fgo%3DHome.

Here is another link for non-mini cinn. chips: http://www.preparedpantry.com/gourmet-cinnamon-chips.aspx.
Sorry for the long reply..hope this helped!

Priscilla said...

Oops, sorry for the bad links, they didn't take you were they were supposed to! Anyway, do a search for cinnamon chips at kingarthurflour.com and preparedpantry.com and they will come up!

Maria said...

I love having long weekends! The cookies look divine! I am glad I can find cinnamon chips, I love them!

Rosie said...

Fantastic looking cookies!! Have a great break.

Rosie x

lisa said...

have you ever heard of putting a slice of white bread in the cookie jar to keep cookies soft? it works! the bread gets hard, but the cookies stay soft.

nicole said...

Check my blog out for your award. :)

Jodi said...

I forgot to say CONGRATS on 100 posts! :)

Cara said...

Those cookies look great, and I just love the name of them--who knew cookies could be sassy?!? :)