I have had a long and loving history of enjoying cinnamon in cakes and cookies but even more when I started to use cinnamon oil for baking
I start by confessing to a long enduring love of cinnamon which started with sitting in my grandmothers kitchen watching with anticipation of the goodies she was creating.
She had been the “camp cook” for a highway construction crew my grandfather was the superintendent over. They traveled with the crew as highway construction progressed across the country in the 1940s. Her baked goods offered some fine cooking distraction and for the guys reminders of home.
Cinnamon was a basic ingredient of many fares that came from her kitchen. She perfected cinnamon rolls long before any of today’s chain outlets. Sitting in her kitchen, I had to stay out from under foot, I was always in fascination of the process of the rising of the raw dough’s. But, before I get into the business at hand.
I am not and will not be responsible for the addiction of you, and or family and friends, to the cookies I am about reveal, but this is a beloved family dessert and anytime snack.
What you will need
- Old fashioned whole grain oats – See, we are already being healthy. Oats are an excellent source of fiber and assist with reducing cholesterol
- Craisins – a good source of fruit intake as recommended by the USDA. If not familiar, craisins are as raisins being dried grapes, craisins are dried cranberries; Raisins, another good source of fruit.
There ya go, good sources of fruit and fiber for the healthy diet. How great is that? But wait…, theres more…
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- And the most power ingredient in any of our cinnamon essential oil recipes is doTERRA Cinnamon Bark essential oil.
Doterra Cinnamon drops Craisin Cookies ingredients
- 1/2 cup butter softened (thats a normal stick of butter plus 6 tbsp.)
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 drops doTERRA cinnamon bark essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 3 cups old fashioned whole grain oats
- an ungreased baking sheet(s)
Combine the sugars and softened butter till creamy using and electric mixer. When creamy, add eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, dry cinnamon and salt.
When the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined add them to the wet ingredients. As you continue mixing add the Doterra cinnamon drops and fold in the craisins and raisins. Fold in the oats last.
Personal preference on cookie texture dictates how long to pursue the final mixing with the oats. If you prefer the sense of presence of the oats as I do, minimize this final folding of ingredients. If your preference is a smoother texture then wail away to your heart content. Keeping in mind of course the longer you operate in this final process the more you delay deserved partaking of enjoyment of your efforts.
Now its time to heat your oven to 350 degrees F. While the oven is heating , cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and allow it to rest.
What is a dollop?
Dollop. Interesting word dollop. Just what is a dollop? Depending on your definition source, it is in general terms a large mass. Then you wonder what is large? But I digress. In actuality it is indefinite. So…, how large do you desire your cookie? That’s the dollop you must employ. As you place your chosen dollop of cookie dough on the cookie sheet, allow sufficient room for it to spread to the desired size as it flattens during the cooking cycle.
Bake the cookies 8 to 10 minutes keeping in mind oven temperatures vary so adjust accordingly. Personal preference comes to bare here again depending on chewing texture. For a softer chew less time than for a crunchy or *snappy texture requiring a longer cooking cycle. After removing the cookies from the baking sheet allow them to cool. When cool place t he cookies in a sealed container of choice …and enjoy!
And speaking of snaps, a recipe for awesome ginger snaps using doTERRA essential oil will be forthcoming at a future date so check back regularly
For more information about Doterra essential oils or using cinnamon oil for baking – Click here and download our free Doterra guide and we will get back to you with any of your questions.