These cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are made with chocolate chips, cinnamon and cinnamon-flavored chips! These cookies have soft, chewy centers and golden, slightly crisp edges.
These no-chill cookies bake in under 12 minutes and are the perfect sweet treat. You're going to love these delicious cookies loaded with warming cinnamon.
What home bakers had to say:
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- "Great tasting cookies! Adding cinnamon chips to the cookie gives it an extra kick of flavor that makes them irresistible. Definitely give this one a try!" - Erik
- "These cinnamon cookies blew me away!! They had just the right balance of cinnamon and chocolate and the texture of the cookies was perfect. Super soft and chewy!" - Leah
- "These are a great cinnamon cookie! They have a very balanced taste and are not overpowering at all." - Evan
This recipe is just like traditional chocolate chip cookies, but with some spice! Cinnamon is mixed into the homemade cookie dough and dusted on top of the baked cookies. Your kitchen will smell warm and cozy while these cookies bake in the oven.
This recipe is inspired by my love for these chewy eggless chocolate chip cookies and these cinnamon swirl banana muffins. Adding ground cinnamon takes chocolate chip cookies to the next level. This recipe hits the spot when you're craving a warm, baked cookie.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- These are no-chill cookies so you don’t have to chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator before baking.
- These cookies bake in 10-12 minutes and are super quick to whip up. These cookies will be in your belly in no time!
- Ground cinnamon is mixed into the cookie dough and adds a touch of warmth and spice throughout the baked cookie.
- Cinnamon-flavored baking chips are mixed into the cookie dough and extra are added on top of each cookie dough ball to elevate the cinnamon flavor.
- This recipe uses two types of baking chips to create a fun look and delicious flavor. You can use mini or full-size chocolate chips.
- This is a great recipe to enjoy on a gloomy, cool day, during the fall season or around the holidays! This is a crowd-pleasing recipe to bring to Thanksgiving or Christmas parties.
- This recipe mostly calls for pantry staples so you should already have almost everything you need to make these cookies.
This recipe calls for mostly pantry staples. All you'll need to pick up that is specifically for this recipe is a bag of cinnamon-flavored baking chips!
- Brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Chocolate chips
- Cinnamon chips
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Need to make a substitution or missing an ingredient? Here are some ways you can alter this recipe to fit your unique dietary needs.
- Gluten-free? I have not tested this recipe with other flour. I recommend trying a gluten-free 1:1 baking flour if you try to make this recipe gluten-free. Leave a comment and let me know how this goes!
- Don’t have any Cinnamon Chips? You can simply use regular chocolate chips or chocolate chunks instead. Try substituting the cinnamon chips for dark chocolate, white chocolate or even butterscotch chips instead.
Here are a few ideas for customizing this recipe and making different flavor variations:
- Use white chocolate or butterscotch chips. If you don't have cinnamon baking chips, try using white chocolate or butterscotch-flavored chips if you want to mix things up!
- Add a pinch of flaky salt on top of the baked cookies. If you love the combination of sweet and salty, you can add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top of the cookies while they are still warm.
- Roll these cookies in cinnamon sugar! To amp up the cinnamon flavor even more, you can roll these chocolate chip cookies in a mixture of granulated sugar and cinnamon before baking. Check out these snickerdoodle cookies for more tips on rolling cookies in cinnamon sugar.
- Add some nuts! Mix some chopped walnuts or pecans into the cookie dough Both of these nuts would pair nicely with the flavor and texture of these cookies.
- Use brown butter. Simply brown a stick of butter and let it cool to room temperature before creaming it with the brown sugar. Brown butter will add a nuttiness and rich flavor to these already flavorful cookies.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies With Cinnamon
Step 1: Cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. The mixture should appear lighter in color. This may take several minutes.
Step 2: Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
Step 3: Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the wet ingredients. Beat until just combined, don't overmix.
Step 4: Add the chocolate chips and cinnamon chips to the cookie dough and fold to combine.
Step 5: Use a cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough. Roll each dough ball in between your palms to form a round ball.
Step 6: Gently press each cookie dough ball into a small bowl filled with cinnamon chips.
Step 7: Place cookie dough balls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet a few inches apart and bake according to instructions.
Step 8: Dust the baked cookies with some extra ground cinnamon and cool them on the baking tray.
Expert Baking Tips
- Use a small to medium-sized cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough. Roll the cookie dough ball in between your palms to help shape it into a round ball. Dip the cookie dough ball into the mini chocolate or cinnamon chips and then shape it again if needed.
- Leave at least 2 inches between each cookie dough ball on your baking sheet. I find baking 6 cookies on a standard-sized baking sheet is a great fit.
- Once your cookies are baked and you remove them from the oven, give them an extra dusting of cinnamon.
- Let your cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing and placing them on a cooling rack or tray.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about this recipe? Here are some additional tips and commonly asked questions:
Yes! Cinnamon adds a wonderful warmth and delicious flavor to homemade chocolate chip cookies. You can mix ground cinnamon into the cookie dough and sprinkle some on top of the baked cookies.
You can find cinnamon baking chips in local grocery, bakery, or cake stores. They are more often in stores during the fall and winter months. You can also order cinnamon chips online, from stores like Walmart, King Arthur Baking or Hersheyland.
Homemade chocolate chip cookie dough lasts about 2 to 3 days in the fridge. You can cover your leftover cookie dough and bake off a few cookies daily so they are extra fresh. If you want to bake more cookies beyond the 3-day mark, freeze leftover dough balls and thaw them before baking them at a later date.
You’ll only need to pull out the essentials to make this recipe which includes a baking sheet, parchment paper, a mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, a rubber spatula, and either a cookie scoop or spoon.
Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to a week. Cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are best enjoyed in the first couple of days.
Store cooled cookies in a freezer-safe container or storage bag and freeze for up to two months. Once you're ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature.
For unbaked cookie dough balls, add them to a freezer bag with enough space in between each ball to prevent sticking. Lay the bag flat in the freezer. When you're ready to bake, remove the dough balls and let them thaw at room temperature for an hour or two or overnight in the fridge. If you're short on time, decrease your oven temperature by 25°F and bake for 2 to 3 extra minutes.
Keep in mind that baked cookies made with frozen dough may differ in appearance and texture from those made with fresh dough.