Cinnamon Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

It’s now the most wonderful time of the year!   The time to start baking lots and lots of cookies!  One of the things I enjoy most when baking is being able to share what I made with other people.  Family, friends, co-workers, anyone who eats dessert, etc.  I know it sounds corny, but I love hearing about how someone enjoyed eating something I made.  And what’s easier to share with others than with cookies?  I love all the cute packaging with the bags and boxes and tags and ribbons.  Christmas time is the perfect opportunity to do share baked goods.  A few years back, I had a cookie swap party which was a lot of fun.  I was really hoping to do one this year but there are not enough weekends before Christmas for me to be able to.  There is always next year.

Let’s talk about these cookies I made.  I recently came across a cookie recipe on the blog Chef in Training by Two Peas and their Pod for Cinnamon Toffee Pecan Oatmeal Cookies.  Besides gingerbread, there is nothing better than the smell and taste of cinnamon during the Christmas season.  So I thought you can’t go wrong with combining this with toffee.  These cookies looked absolutely amazing and so quick to put together, I had to give them a try.  I am very happy I did.

I did slightly adjust a couple of things.   I omitted the pecans because I didn’t have any in the house.  The second thing I changed is I used the mini cinnamon chips I bought from the King Arthur Flour Store (best day ever!).  Other than that, I followed the recipe as is, which you should definitely check out here.

When I bake, there is always something that goes wrong and the process seems to take so much longer than I anticipate.  This especially happens when I am home alone with a 1 ½ year old running around.  I sometimes rush and my focus obviously is all over the place.  I know.  I do it to myself.   So of course as I was removing the first tray of cookies from the oven, one slid off to the bottom.  As you can imagine, it wasn’t pretty and made a lovely burning smell pretty quickly, all while needing to give my son attention at that point.  I refused to shut the oven off and wait for it too cool to clean.  I took my chances, scrapped off that burnt cookie, and continued.  I don’t think I will share what happened when I tried to make muffins right before the cookies.  One situation a day is enough.

         

Check out that great mix of cinnamon chips, toffee bits, and oatmeal…yum!

These cookies are a definite winner.  The cinnamon and toffee are such a great combination.  My husband said, and I quote, “These cookies are buttery, cinnamony, and sugary all in my mouth.”  This was a statement made as he was eating cookie #3 within about 2 minutes so I would say he liked them.

         

If you need a delicious cookie recipe for the holidays, you must try this one!  If you are looking for more ideas, you can start with the collections of cookies at Chef in Training and Brown Eyed Baker.  I am sure you can find plenty more.

Stay tuned because I am sure I will have plenty more holiday desserts to share as well as some mishaps during this crazy time!

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