I made these cookies for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I did it last year and couldn’t wait to do it again. You send off three boxes of cookies to three different food bloggers and in return you receive three boxes of cookies in the mail. That, my friends is a happy mail day in my book.
Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from the Little Kitchen put this entire thing together. I don’t know how they do it. They must have spent hours and hours matching all us cookie crazed bloggers up. This year was a bit different that every blogger that signed up also donated $4 to Cookie For Kids’ Cancer.
I had cookies in mind that I was going to make. I made a test batch and knew that I wanted to make a couple changes but pretty much had the recipe nailed down. I also had an idea for a back up in case I wasn’t in love with my first choice. So, I got to baking. First recipe I didn’t like at all. I just couldn’t get the flavors right. The second recipe I still wasnt’ happy with. I had totally lost my cookie mojo.
It was the night before I had to ship and I had to come up with something. A good something, no a great something. Then these hit me. A big fat oatmeal cookie with cinnamon and cardamom and cinnamon chips, which we don’t have in Canada. I couldn’t have been happier.
I got cookies too, of course. I received World Peace Cookies – version three from Salt and Serenity and World Peace cookies done two ways from Jessica at Portuguese Girl Cooks. I know, how totally weird I would receive the same cookie but I am so incredible happy I did. I have heard about World Peace Cookies a lot but probably never would have tried them. That, my friends, would have been a terrible mistake. They are sweet and salty and fricken amazing. Yesterday, I received my last package, Cinnadoodles, from The Bacon Eating Jewish Vegetarian.
Did I mention I need to starting running more in January??
Spiced Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies
First we are going to preheat the oven to 350 F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Now take your flour, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, salt and baking soda and whisk it together. Set aside.
In the bowl of your standing mixer cream together your butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy.
Now we are going to add in your eggs, one at a time, and then add your vanilla.
With your mixer on low slowly add in all of your dry ingredients. Once you can’t see anymore flour pockets stop your mixer. Then add in your oats and cinnamon chips.
Scoop out 2 rounded tablespoons of dough and roll them together. Press down lightly and bake 12-14 minutes.