White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cinnamon

If you’d like to spice up your cookie game, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for White Chocolate Cookies with Cinnamon. These rich, gooey cookies are great for holidays and bake sales, or for any random Tuesday when you need a little bit of a pick-me-up. The prep time is fairly quick and after just 8-11 minutes in the oven, your house will be full of the cinnamon-sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies.

Working moms and dads will love how fast this recipe comes together, especially because, despite their very grown-up taste, these cookies will be a hit with the kids as well. White chocolate chips keep for several months unopened, so you can pick some up the next time you’re at the grocery store and save them for when you need them. That’s what I do! Otherwise, most of the ingredients are things I usually have on hand in the pantry — which is basically a necessity for me with dessert recipes. If I don’t have the ingredients on hand, I just don’t make it!

Freshly ground cinnamon.

I always have ground cinnamon in the cupboard. While I often buy fresh cinnamon sticks around the holidays for mulled wine and hot chocolate, I’ve just never been the sort of cook who bothered to grind my own cinnamon, even though I know it tastes a little better. Yes, I’m lazy! I will freely admit it. If you are the ambitious sort of person who does grind their own cinnamon, I think that would make these cookies extra delicious. Whether you use a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, I would suggest that you sift the freshly ground cinnamon to be sure to avoid any large, grainy pieces and possibly use a bit less cinnamon than the recipe calls for as freshly ground cinnamon will be stronger and more aromatic than the pre-ground kind.

White Chocolate Cookies with Cinnamon

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Recipe by Add Recipes Course: Uncategorized
Servings

24

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

8

minutes

The warm flavor of cinnamon combines with the rich flavor of white chocolate in a cookie your family is sure to love.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour

  • 1 cup Butter, softened

  • 1 cup Light brown sugar, lightly packed

  • 1/2 cup White granulated sugar

  • 1 cup White chocolate chips

  • 1 Egg, large

  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground

  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).
  • In stand-mixer bowl or large mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla on medium-low for 1 minute.
  • Add egg and salt, briefly beat.
  • Slowly stir in flour, cinnamon, and baking soda by hand or on low until dough forms.
  • Add white chocolate chips and stir briefly by hand or on low to combine.
  • Drop dough in rounded teaspoonful sized dollops on cookie sheet, bake in batches a dozen at a time. Bake in preheated oven for 8-11 minutes until done. Remove cookies from cookie sheets to cool on wire rack.

Notes

  • Dark brown sugar can be used in place of light brown sugar, with suggested alteration of sugar ratios to 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup dark brown sugar.
  • Real butter is recommended. Cookie texture will change if margarine is used.
  • White chocolate chips may be increased or decreased to taste, up to 2 cups of chips, or down to 1/2 cup of chips.
  • If using freshly ground cinnamon, be sure to sift before adding to the recipe. Also consider cutting slightly back on cinnamon amount as freshly ground flavor will likely be stronger than store-bought pre-ground cinnamon.

I use basic white chocolate chips from the supermarket in this recipe, but if you like to bake with the finest quality ingredients possible, you may prefer a different sort of white chocolate. This recipe will work perfectly well if you choose to cut up, shave, or break apart your favorite white chocolate bar or white baking chocolate instead. Just try to break your white chocolate chunks down to a chip-like size so your cookies are still easy to eat once the white chocolate hardens up again after they come out of the oven.

White chocolate.

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