Friday, December 2

25 Days of Christmas in Cookies--Day 2

    Ahh Friday. Today seems a little off though. Kyleigh has only a half-day today. That throws the schedule Abby and I have a little off because Kyleigh gets off the bus in the middle of Abby's naptime. So we have to adjust and always end up with cranky kids. 

    Anyway, I had forgotten how tough it is to keep up with the 25 days of cookies. What makes it so tough is that I bake each cookie everyday, as well as sharing it with you guys. But it sure is a tasty endeavor. :)

For today, I wanted to make a cookie using my super yummy maple syrup from Canada--the REAL stuff. 
Mmmmm REAL maple syrup--at about $8 a can...
And, with the help of my girls, 
My helpers.
here is what I came up with:

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Yields 2 to 3 dozen

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • 2 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with either parchment paper or baking mat and then set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside. (This is a particularly good job for the really little helpers. Abby is the designated "mixer" in our house. :) )

Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter. Then beat in the brown sugar. 

Once the brown sugar has been incorporated and the mixture is light in color and somewhat fluffy, beat in the egg. As the egg is being beat, add in the 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

 Beat until the egg has been completely incorporated.

Slowly add in half of the flour mixture. Scrape the sides down and then with the mixer on low speed, pour in the maple syrup. Then slowly add in the remaining flour mixture.

Once all of the flour has been mixed in, scrape the sides down and beat in the maple extract. Stir in the oats first. 

Once the oats have been fully mixed in, stir in the cinnamon chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 11 to 13 minutes.

Remove the cookies to a cooling rack as soon as they are pulled from the oven.


    1. You have such good help, and we all know that is hard to come by :)

    2. Yes, that is sooo true. :) Thank you for taking to the time to read and comment. I really appreciate it. :)

    3. This is my first visit on your site and your two little dauthers made me smile big... aren't they adorable!!!!! I often try to keep my children away from the kitchen because they tend to make my job a little harder..... but your cute photo reminded me that it's not about efficincy, it's all about experience! Your cookies look delicious and I'm sure your daughters had a great time baking with you!

    4. Your helpers are very sweet! Great blog!


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