Saturday, July 21, 2007

I think I live with a cookie monster...

Jeff had been asking for some cookies this past week, but I have been trying to limit the use of the oven since the temperatures were so warm outside. Since it has finally cooled down, I cracked open the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book as it has been a few weeks since we last used it. After looking through the cookie section, I choose these Crunchy Cinnamon-Oat Drops as the recipe didn't call for an overnight stint in the refrigerator as some of them do and I knew that Jeff really enjoys cinnamon chips.

These light and crisp cookies are a little unique - there is no flour in the recipe and the bulk of the dry ingredients are old-fashion rolled oats that have been ground in a food processor. While they are not quite thin enough to be considered a lace-type cookie, they are not very thick and spread out quite a bit as they bake. I did try refrigerating and freezing portions of the dough to see if that made a difference in the end result, but they all spread out to the same degree. Between the ground oats and a generous scoop of toasted walnuts, these cookies are true to their name - crunchy! Don't let that make you think they are hard like a biscotti though, there is a little bend to them in the middle. We liked the texture best when the outer ring of these nutty cookies were a rich golden brown, but the center was still fairly blonde. With smooth cinnamon chips and ground cinnamon in the dough, the cookies will certainly satisfy anyone who enjoys this captivating spice.

Crunchy Cinnamon-Oat Drops Cookie Picture


  1. These look almost wafer thin and therefore makes one think that it's okay to have like, er, 4 at one go :)

    If I have not mentioned it before, forgive me. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Hope to see you again.

  2. I think I'd better go buy that KA book very, very soon.
    The cookies look great!

  3. Cinnamon Chips like Chocolate chips? Where did you find them? I must try them :)

    P.S. the cookies look yummy!

  4. Joe - I love thin, crispy cookies! Thanks for sharing your recipe, and I hope it cools down for y'all soon.

  5. Hi Joe! Just came across your site here and it looks yummy! I was thinking just this week about cookies becuase so much fresh fruit is on the market a nice fruit salad with cookies would make a nice after dinner treat! I may just have to try yours!

  6. Joe- you must have my cookie monster in your house..although if he were anywhere near those cookies they wouldn't have made it to the photo shoot! Thanks for all the great recipes.

  7. Cynthia - Thanks for checking us out! And... nothing wrong with having 4!!

    Emilie - it is an excellent resource!

    Gigi - I just find them in our regular stores... they are made by Hersheys and are so good!

    Ed - ugh, me too! It is really the humidity that gets us.

    Winedeb - Let me know if you do give them a try!

    Cityliving - Maybe they are twins? They certainly didn't last long that is for sure!

  8. Thank you Joe for the delicious cookies. They are my all time favorites. You can imagine that they did not last long. I surprised my husband when he came home from band practice, he brought a couple of friends home for a night cap, and here he found these great cookies, freshly baked. I was so happy that I had them for the gang. Have to make some more now, the kids are coming over this weekend.thank you Joe,

  9. Rita - I am so happy to hear they turned out well for you! I stashed some in the freezer for us to enjoy for a couple more weeks!