Fabulous spice flavor coupled with smooth cinnamon chips are the perfect compliment to the satiny texture. They elicit RAVE reviews by all who sample them!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the milk and vanilla, blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter until well blended. Mix in cinnamon chips and if using, pecans. Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, just until the cookies lose their gloss. Remove from the cookie sheets to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

207.9 calories; 2.4 g protein; 23.2 g carbohydrates; 8.3 mg cholesterol; 165.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2010
Way to go Rodnobi! Sure hope you notice this review of your SPECTACULAR cookies. I cannot speak highly enough of your recipe let alone these cookies. I don't use butter-flavored shortening so I just used the traditional type and I prepared the dough exactly as specified. I would do precisely the same thing next time - to do otherwise would be messing with perfection. I did NOT however grease the cookie sheets. Perfectly spiced perfectly cinnamony perfectly tender light crispy and chewy. Perfectly beautiful too. This is just a perfect cookie all the way around! I used Hershey's cinnamon chips which I know are only sold in limited regions of the country. But the cinnamon chips are really essential in this cookie so if you can do seek them out rather than eliminating them or making substitutions. While it may be pricey to order them online I've seen them at King Arthur Flour Calico Bean Market and on Amazon. One of the better cookies I've ever made above average in my opinion. Great "cookie-jar" cookie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/07/2004
These cookies turned out doughy no matter how large or small the "spoonful" or how long I baked them. Read More
(5)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2010
Way to go Rodnobi! Sure hope you notice this review of your SPECTACULAR cookies. I cannot speak highly enough of your recipe let alone these cookies. I don't use butter-flavored shortening so I just used the traditional type and I prepared the dough exactly as specified. I would do precisely the same thing next time - to do otherwise would be messing with perfection. I did NOT however grease the cookie sheets. Perfectly spiced perfectly cinnamony perfectly tender light crispy and chewy. Perfectly beautiful too. This is just a perfect cookie all the way around! I used Hershey's cinnamon chips which I know are only sold in limited regions of the country. But the cinnamon chips are really essential in this cookie so if you can do seek them out rather than eliminating them or making substitutions. While it may be pricey to order them online I've seen them at King Arthur Flour Calico Bean Market and on Amazon. One of the better cookies I've ever made above average in my opinion. Great "cookie-jar" cookie. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2011
I cut this recipe in half and I also made a few small substitutions to make up for what I didn't have on hand. I don't have shortening on hand so I used butter in it's place. I don't normally keep a lot of brown sugar on hand and I never have dark brown sugar on hand at all so I used half white and half light brown sugar and for the extra quarter cup of dark brown that the recipe asked for I added 1/4 cup of molasses (which is what google told me to sub in a pinch). To compensate for the extra moisture that the molasses added to the recipe I added an additional quarter cup of flour. I did not add the full amount of salt a half teaspoon was plenty. After I added the one cup of cinnamon chips I didn't think that was near enough so I dumped the rest of the bag in. The more the merrier right? This recipe turned out a soft and chewy cookie which is a favorite in this house. Very cinnamon-y and just......wonderfully comforting. What I liked best about this cookie dough is it was ready to go right off you didn't have to chill the dough even with using butter and it didn't spread much and it adapted well to substitutions which I think speaks volumes for a great recipe. I'll make this again! NOTE: Next time I make these I'll roll them in sugar. I think they might be prettier that way. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
I followed the recipe almost to the T. I used butter instead of shortning and since I had not dark brown sugar I used all light and they turned out excellent. This recipe made 26 large cookies scooped with my ice cream scooper. An excellent fall cookie! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
These were great I followed the recipe exactly! I made them as part of our cookie exchange and everyone loved them. These will be on our list for next year. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
Oh man! If you could only have smelled my house while these were baking. I could hardly wait to get them out of the oven. Perfect consitency. Not too fluffy or flat. Just a nice melt in your mouth piece of Heaven! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2004
I used butter instead of shortening. And I replaced 2 cups of the all-purpose flour with 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour. These are so soft plump easy and yummy. In a word AWESOME! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2011
These were mentioned on the Buzz the other day and I had a bag of cinnamon chips sitting in my cabinet forever so I thought I'd give them a try. Holy delicious cookies....if I could give them more than 5 stars I would. They had the perfect hint of cinnamon and spice and the chips just put them over the top. I didn't add the pecans because the guys here don't like them but next time I will add them to a batch because I know the crunch would make them even better. These cookies give me the perfect excuse to stock up on cinnamon chips! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
I loved this cookie...and so did all in the cookie exchange! I too added more cinnamon...and I couldn't find any cinnamon chips so I used white chocolate chips instead. A full flavor cookie...loved it!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
These are AMAZING! The only change I made was to use regular shortening (didn't have butter flavored) and I didn't add the nuts. Hubby said they reminded him of a cinnamon bun. Note: I got slightly over 60 cookies. Cookie perfection! Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
06/07/2004
These cookies turned out doughy no matter how large or small the "spoonful" or how long I baked them. Read More
(5)