Cinnamon Dream Cookies- Bite through the crunchy sugar coating to the dreamy cinnamon cookie inside!

Cinnamon Dream Cookies

Adapted from Butter Baking and Milk and Cookies
Makes 20 cookies
Author Wendy Sondov themondaybox.com

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups quick cook oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter or vegetable shortening at room temperature***
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup cinnamon chips
  • Cinnamon-sugar for coating about ½ cup
  • Optional ICING DRIZZLE ***: 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon cinnamon to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, grind the oats into a powdery flour.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, ground oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In bowl of electric mixer, combine butter(or shortening) and sugar until creamy.
  5. Add egg and vanilla. Beat about 3 minutes until fluffy.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture until combined.
  7. Stir in cinnamon chips.
  8. If dough is too soft to handle easily for rolling into balls (butter makes a softer dough than vegetable shortening) refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  9. Scoop 2 tablespoons (golf ball size) of dough. Roll into a ball. Roll to coat in a small bowl of cinnamon-sugar. If the cookies will be drizzled, regular granulated sugar is recommended. If the cookies will not be drizzled either regular granulated or large crystal decorating sugar can be used in the cinnamon-sugar coating.
  10. Place coated dough balls at least 2” apart on prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are golden brown. (Slightly under bake if cookies will be mailed long distance and in hot temperatures.)
  12. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack. The cookies are soft when warm and will fall apart if moved too soon.
  13. (OPTIONAL) ICING DRIZZLE: Mix icing ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and desired consistency.
  14. Transfer icing to a small ziplock bag. Cut a tiny bottom corner off the bag and pipe zig zags over cooled cookies. Allow drizzle to harden completely before storing.
  15. Cookies will remain fresh 10 days or longer when stored at room temperature in an air tight container or zip lock bag. These cookies remain chewy for 3-4 days and then become crunchy.
  16. ***Desert Safe Adaptations: Use vegetable shortening . Drizzle decoration should be fine in high temperatures, but this cookie tastes just as good without the drizzle. Using large crystal sugar for the cinnamon-sugar coating dresses up the cookie if drizzle will not be used.

Packing Tips

Double wrap pairs of cookies (with bottoms together) in plastic wrap, then place in an airtight container or zip lock bag.