Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Growing up, when our mom bought packets of instant oatmeal (rarely), we always wished there were more of the maple cinnamon packets in the box! There’s just something about the maple + cinnamon combination that I’ve always loved, so it’s no surprise that these Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are one of my absolute favorites. 😉 When I take a bite of one, I’m suddenly transported back to those days of eating maple cinnamon oatmeal as a treat breakfast….
(I’m also a huge fan of our Maple Pecan Sheetcake and our Better than Starbucks Maple Pecan Latte recipe!)
This recipe is really easy and can be mixed up in just a few minutes. You’ll start by creaming your butter and sugars, then adding egg and maple extract. Although the smell at this point will be VERY enticing, I don’t suggest tasting the batter (of course) :-P.
In a separate mixing bowl you’ll mix your dry ingredients. Then add the dry ingredients to your creamed mixture and mix just until combined.
At this point, you still SHOULD NOT taste the dough since it has raw eggs in it. (But if you do, no one will blame you…that maple cinnamon smell is hard to resist! Not that I’ve ever given in or anything…… )
Ok, now your dough is mixed, but for the best results, I HIGHLY recommend chilling the dough for 30 minutes so that it doesn’t spread too much during baking. In the meantime get your pan ready. I, of course, use our favorite pan from Nordic Ware — and line with parchment paper.
Grab a cookie scoop if you’re like me and have to have all your cookies the same size, haha….I even have to make sure they’re all “in line” on the pan!? Trust me, I can’t help it. Space cookies about 2 inches apart – on my half-sheet pan, I fit 12 cookies (3×4).
Bake for 10-12 minutes (mine took exactly 11). Let the tops get medium brown…if they’re too pale, they will end up fragile. (I do know this from experience, ha!) Let the cookies cool on the pan for a couple minutes before moving to cooling racks.
Enjoy! Be sure to share these Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies with someone you love – they will thank you! 😉
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 t. maple extract
- 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and maple extract.
- In a separate bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Add this to the creamed mixture and mix just until combined.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes so it doesn't spread too much when baking.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on the pan for a couple minutes before moving cookies to cooling racks.