12 Days of Sugar – Day 11
These White Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Cookies are soft, tender, chewy and completely phenomenal! A hint of cinnamon and loaded with white chocolate chunks. . . they’re to die for!
Day 11 of my 12 Days of Sugar brings one of the most delicious cookies I’ve ever made and I have made a lot of cookies!).
You all know how much I love cookies. They are my life and I never, ever get tired of making or eating them. When I came across this White Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Cookie recipe a few months ago, I knew in a split second from just looking at them they were going to be amazing!
I was 100% right.
There really aren’t any words to express how much I love these cookies.
The original name of these cookies is Britta’s White Chocolate Chip Cookies and there’s a great story behind them and how they came into existence. I am forever grateful that Britta and her college roommates wanted to make chocolate chip cookies one day.
I’m also thankful that Karen over at the Food Charlatan (one of my favorite food bloggers!) recreated these cookies and shared them. I made only a few very slight changes to this recipe and gave them a slightly different name, but Britta and Karen are getting all the credit here for these spectacular cookies!
The combination of white chocolate chunks and cinnamon in these cookies is just stellar! The cookies are soft, tender, chewy, lightly seasoned with cinnamon and loaded with chunks of white chocolate.
Lineup of ingredients:
- butter-flavored Crisco
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- whole wheat flour
- all-purpose flour
- teaspoons cinnamon
- baking soda
- kosher salt
- white chocolate bars
Looking at that list you might be turning your nose up at the fact that these cookies have shortening in them. Pleeeease don’t let that keep you from making these cookies! Yes we all love butter in cookies, it adds flavor, but shortening adds a texture to cookies that is perfection. I believe there is a time and a place for shortening to be in baked goods and this is one of those times!
Also, I love the addition of whole wheat flour, it also adds a texture that makes these cookies become the phenomenal cookies they are. The cinnamon is also another ingredient in these cookies that makes them unique and fabulous.
Can I use white baking chips instead of a white chocolate bar?
Usually I would say yes, but this time I’m going to have to say that would be a hard no! Nothing against white chocolate chips, but the white chocolate bar puts these cookies into a whole new category. The white chocolate chips will not melt well and give you the “pools” of melted chocolate in these cookies like a good quality chocolate bar will. Just trust me on this one and use a chocolate bar. You won’t regret it.Print
Recipe Source: Adapted just slightly from The Food Charlatan