I can't help it, I am going through a "phase" as I recall my mom saying from time to time in my life. I am sure she is just thanking GOD it isn't another "fake black hair, that looks blue in the sun", phase. I am also fairly sure, she is glad I am not going through another "refuses to shave her legs" phase.
Anyway, it appears my phases are now food related. HA. Yea, I just looked in the mirror, definitely food related. I have always loved cinnamon, more than chocolate and ALMOST more than caramel. I have just been craving it lately and no, not for any specific reason. (now I am thanking GOD).
As many of you know who follow me on Facebook, I spent 10 days with my parents. I was cleaning out my moms cupboards and as the family "box cake mix whore", I robbed her of all mixes she wasn't going to use! Yes, yes I did. While I was on a grocery store trip in my tiny hometown I found Hershey's Cinnamon Chips. WHAT? Why I haven't seen these in any other grocery store when I live in a city?! I nabbed those babies and thought to myself, "self, make something really convenient and quick and delicious". I have seen these kinds of cookies before. However, as usual I just look at the picture and decide how I want to make it, I rarely look at any recipes. They are like cinnamon rolls, only in cookie form. ACK. YUM! So let's get into these delicious bites of heaven. You might consider a double batch. Consider yourself warned.
1 pkg sugar cookie dough mix. (you can make homemade if you like)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to temperature on your cookie mix package or recipe directions. Prepare as directed. On a piece of foil, wax paper, or parchment paper, roll out your cookie dough. You want it about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Your choice really. Roll it into a rectangle. When you are done, sprinkle it with brown sugar, cinnamon and cinnamon chips. Using the parchment to help you, roll it into a log. Transfer to a cookie sheet and place into the freezer for 1 hour (more is better just get it firm enough to slice nicely) Cut into approximately 1/2 inch slices. There is no need to get obsessive about this, just go with what looks good to you. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake according to package directions on the cookie. Let cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing. You will yield about 18-20 cookies. OK, at least I did!
I packed a plate of these for my husband to take to his officers. He forgot it. (sorry guys). I was secretly thrilled because these are the bomb diggity. Yea, yea I said it. They are!
Your "cinnamon sounds like Simmerman" Chefwannabe