Give traditional oatmeal cookies a cinnamon twist. These Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are sure to wake up your taste buds with an extra kick of flavor.
I originally shared this recipe in 2013. I've recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the "jump to recipe" button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.
The ingredient list:
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- butter (I always use salted)
- granulated sugar
- light brown sugar (dark brown sugar may be used)
- pure vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- kosher salt
- quick cooking oats
- cinnamon imperels (aka red hot) candy
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- large bowl and a hand mixer or stand mixer
- measuring cups and spoons
- medium cookie scoop
- baking sheets
- parchment paper
- cooling rack
- kitchen timer
- air tight cookie container
How this recipe came to be:
With oatmeal cookies being one of my all-time favorite cookies and cinnamon being one of my all-time favorite holiday tastes, I decided to combine the two into one deliciously flavorful Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie.
Trust me. They're delicious!!
Why this recipe works:
These are crispy, crunchy, cinnamony (if that's even a word), and packed with great oatmeal flavor.
They're everything a holiday cookie should be!
How many cookies does this recipe make?
4½ dozen, 2½" cookies.
Can the cinnamon red hot candy be left out of this recipe?
Yes, but IMHO, that's what makes these cookies so special and unique.
However, if you do want to leave them out, but still want a hit of cinnamon flavor, feel free to mix in 1½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon to the batter before baking.
Can these cookies be frozen after baking?
Store them in an air-tight freezer container and freeze them for up to 3 months.
Additional Christmas treats and cookies you'll also enjoy:
*Chocolate Peppermint Holly Berry Cupcakes (shown below, and featured in the video)
These festive and charming Holly Berry Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes are sure to be a hit with your family and friends this holiday season!
*Peppermint Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Chocolate (not shown)
These Peppermint Shortbread Cookies will be the star of any cookie platter. They’re all dressed up and ready to party!
*Decorated Gingerbread Trees and Snowflakes (shown below)
The simple white royal icing design for these Gingerbread Trees and Snowflake cookies really stands out against the brown of the gingerbread. They’re stunning AND delicious!!
*Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies (not shown)
Part of the fun of eating a Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookie is the dusting of confectioners sugar that will inevitably snow down the front of your shirt as you crunch into these crispy little holiday treats. There’s no way around it, so just give in and let it snow!
*Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's oatmeal cookies with cinnamon imperials.
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RED HOT CINNAMON OATMEAL COOKIES
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick-cook oats
- 2 cups cinnamon imperials candy (aka red hots)
- -Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
- -In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
- -Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and add the vanilla.
- -Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats until just combined.
- -Stir in the cinnamon candies.
- -Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
- -Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
- -Remove to a baking rack to cool completely.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's holiday oatmeal with cinnamon red hot cookie recipe as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you.
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