Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies

Last week, while catching up on Kath's blog, I stumbled upon fabulous baking inspiration. Although there was no recipe, Kath mentioned that she had a fabulous cookie. A Cinnamon Toast Crunch cookie, or something to that effect.

Those words planted a seed in my head that has been growing ever since. And for some inexplicable reason, I needed to make

I didn't grow up eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch and I don't ever eat it now, either. But that sweet, cinnamon-infused cereal wrapped up in a cookie seemed like heaven to me.

My friends, I don't say this lightly. These are the best cookies I think I've ever made. The powdered sugar serves to give them a crisp, shortbread-like edge and the soft, chewy center is exactly what I need from a cookie. And when infused with butterscotch chips, Cinnamon toast crunch and ground cinnamon they take on a flavor that's remarkably similar to the cereal itself, only better.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies

*2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
*1 cup canola oil
*1 cup sugar
*1 cup powdered sugar
*2 large eggs
*1 teaspoon baking soda
*1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
*1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
*3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
*1 cup butterscotch chips
*1 1/3 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal

*Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets with butter or nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
*With an electric mixer, beat butter and oil together until combined. Add in sugar and powdered sugar and beat until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
*With the mixer running at low speed, gradually add in the flour until just combined. Stir in the butterscotch chips and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal by hand.
*Drop by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet or roll heaping tablespoons into a round ball (my preference) and place on cookie sheet. Flatten cookies slightly with your hand.
*Bake for 12 to 14 minutes (I found 13 minutes to be the lucky number) until just slightly golden around the edges. Cool on baking sheet 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Happy Baking!



Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen said...

Must. Make. Now.

Megan said...

YUM!! I just posted about my love of cinnamon toast crunch (dry, not with milk) and so I think these cookies would be ahhh-mazing! thanks for sharing!

paddle attachment said...

My kids love the cinnamon toast crunch cereal. These would send them to the stars!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

The best cookie? I must try them!

Fresh Brandee said...

Just stumbled upon your blog! I can't wait to try this recipe! I just made cinnamon graham crackers today so I'm on a cinnamon kick!

The Blue-Eyed Bakers said...

The best you've ever made?!! Goodness...you've made some rather fabulous looking things too..! We are going to have to try these babies...

Jesse said...

i love cinnamon toast crunch so this idea is right up my alley. yum.

Helen said...

Sound so delish! I use to love this cereal as a kid, as well as cookie crisp!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite said...

I love this idea! That was my favorite cereal as a kid. I especially used to love the milk after the cereal was eaten :)

Natalie said...

This is such a great idea!...and with such high praise from you, I'm now dying to try them! Must get my hands on some cinnamon toast crunch :)

Much to My Delight said...

I am SO trying these. I used to put cinnamon toast crunch and a dust of cinnamon on top of vanilla frozen yogurt and it was heavenly. These sound euphoric.

I'm Whitney said...

I just made these yesterday and found them delicious! I'm usually a chewy-cookie type person but these captured my taste buds!!! Glad you posted your findings!!

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

I saw this post in my blogroll last week, and I said to myself, "That recipe looks like trouble. I have to wait until after the weekend to read it, because otherwise I will make these cookies this weekend and eat them all in one sitting."

I'm glad I waited, because I would have been right! Now I have the whole week to pretend I didn't see this recipe or your description of it being the best cookie ever, so that I don't make them and gobble them all up. :-)


kneth said...

Agreed...Amazing cookie in every way except that they're entirely addicting. Excited for your day!

lindsay said...

I made these cookies today! I'm a chewy cookie girl too.. So I underbaked mine. I cooked mine for only 10-11 mins. And then I also felt like I needed to tast more cinnamon toast cruch! haha. So after I rolled the dough into a ball, I rolled it around in some of the cruched up cereal, and then flattened it out. Oh, man I don't know if that was a good thing or a bad thing. Because I probably ate twice as many. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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