Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 20, 2012

Chewy oat cookie spiked with cinnamon


---- — Looking for classic, comforting flavors in a chewy, soft cookie?

This is it.

Cinnamon-Honey Oat Drop Cookies

1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 c. packed brown sugar

½ c. honey

1 t. vanilla extract

4 eggs

2¼ c. all-purpose flour

1 t. baking soda

½ t. salt

1½ t. cinnamon, divided

2½ c. old-fashioned oats

¼ c. granulated sugar

Heat the oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, brown sugar, honey and vanilla.

With the mixer running, add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl in between additions.

Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir in the oats.

Scoop by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.

Using a slightly moistened hand, flatten the cookies until ½-inch thick.

In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and remaining ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.

Sprinkle lightly over the top of each cookie.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer glossy and just starting to turn golden brown at the edges.

Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Makes 36.