Soft and chewy cookies full of cinnamon flavor and studded with crunchy toffee bits
It’s that time of year again – time for cookie swaps and endless treats everywhere! We are halfway through the month and I’ve already participated in two cookie swaps – the first of which is the Annual Food Blogger Cookies Swap. This year over 20,000 cookies were sent around the world and we raised $12,335 for Cookies for Kids Cancer. It’s one of those events I just can’t pass up – this was my fourth year participating! In 2011 (the first year!) I made these Oatmeal Cranberry Cinnamon Chip Cookies, in 2012 I made these Mexican Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and last year I made Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies.
A little about how it works: Each blogger makes a small donation to participate, then they are sent the address of 3 random bloggers to send cookies to. In the mean time you are sent 3 dozen cookies from 3 other bloggers. In other words, you check your mail daily at the beginning of December in hopes there are cookies waiting for you haha.
This year I got Pomegranate Thumbprint Cookies from A Spicy Perspective, a dozen Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pudding Cookies from Sunshine & Sweet Tea, and a batch of Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies from Garlic My Soul. A big thanks to these ladies for sending such yummy cookies! I sent a dozen of my cookies to each of these ladies: The Baker Upstairs, Wit Wisdom & Food, and Confections + Coffee.
This year I’ve been really into both cinnamon and toffee so I decided to combine the two into a soft and chewy cookie. The cookie base is similar to what you would find in a chocolate chip cookie, except it’s loaded with cinnamon. I like to use my favorite Vietnamese cinnamon since it has such a strong cinnamon flavor. Then I stirred in a bunch of toffee chips for a little crunch and that yummy buttery toffee flavor. The result was a soft cinnamony cookie with a nice little crunch from the toffee!
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