Emergency cookies

by jerseygirl on November 20, 2008 · 39 comments

Yesterday I received a dessert request for last night’s PTA meeting and family game night. It happened to be 3pm in the afternoon. I could have picked one up at the store but decided to bake instead. After looking in my pantry, I realized I was low on white flour and baking powder. What did I do? I made Priscilla’s Big Brownie Cookies.

Priscilla is an amazing high school girl that has a great blog, Priscilla’s Baking Adventures. She always is baking up something fantastic and I have been wanting to try these cookies.

The cookies were perfect for family game night. My children loved them and they disappeared in no time. I made a few minor changes. I have been dying to try Hershey’s cinnamon chips so I added half a cup to the batter. I also made them a bit smaller so I lowered the oven to 350 degrees and lined my baking sheets with parchment. These cookies tasted like the crusty edge of a brownie but were chewy in the middle. There was very little work involved and I will be making them again.

Priscilla is also having a nice giveaway. Go to her blog and check it out. Thanks for the great recipe, Priscilla!

Cinnamon Brownie cookies

1 (19.5 to 21.5-ounce size) box fudge brownie mix
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons water
2 eggs
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until all dry ingredients are incorporated, but do not over mix. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the greased baking sheet. Leave at least 2 inches between cookies as these will spread. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until cookies appear set and do not look “wet” in the middle. Let cookies sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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Leslie November 20, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Grrrr.I cant find those cinnamon chips anywhere!!!


Mary Ann November 20, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Everyone is talking about these cinnamon chips! I haven’t seen them either. How fun that your son’s birthday is on Thanksgiving. Are you having a party before or on that day? I didn’t know what to do!


priscilla November 20, 2008 at 1:49 pm

your cookies look so yummy Lisa! aren’t they good?! i am so glad you and your kids enjoyed them, we did. and thank you for the write up on me…they are my favorite to read!:)


Pam November 20, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Aren’t you so impressed with Priscilla? These cookies look great Lisa, I love that you added cinnamon chips. YUM!


Patsyk November 20, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Ok, where in NJ did you find those cinnamon chips? I have been trying to track some down since I found some recipes over at Jenny’s blog (Picky Palate) a few months ago!

ps… the cookies look fantastic!


natalia November 20, 2008 at 2:23 pm

I want them ! We don’t have other than normal chocolate chips but I guess it will work as well !


That Girl November 20, 2008 at 2:24 pm

There’s something so exciting about last minute requests – it’s like Mission Impossible


The Blonde Duck November 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Shhh. Be verry quiet. We’re hunting cinnamon chips….


John and Lisa Howard-Fusco November 20, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Ooooo…chocolate and cinnamon in one cookie. Those look great! – John


kat November 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Brownie cookies! oh those sound lucious


Maris November 20, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Yum! I would never think of putting cinnamon chips in brownies (or brownie cookies!)

Leslie – I can’t find them either! I think they’d be amazing in banana muffins but they are soo hard to find! I saw them once and didn’t buy them and have regretted it since.


Yasmeen November 20, 2008 at 5:19 pm

That was indeed a quick fix cookie with store bought brownie mix.Spiced up with cinnamon looks so tempting 🙂


Aggie November 20, 2008 at 5:24 pm

I really want one of those now! I haven’t seen the cinnamon chips either but I do have some peanut butter chips in the pantry that would work! These are great Lisa and Priscilla!


Suzie November 20, 2008 at 5:32 pm

I love an emergency that requires cookies! They look completely delicious.


Maria November 20, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Chocolate and cinnamon. I love that combo! You are so nice to make cookies at such short notice! I am sure everyone loved them!


Mary November 20, 2008 at 6:54 pm

These look so good. We still can’t get cinnamon chips here, but I’m working on it.


Clumbsy Cookie November 20, 2008 at 7:09 pm

I want brownies! I want cookies! I want brownie cookies!


Stacey Snacks November 20, 2008 at 7:18 pm

cinnamon chips?
wow, never heard of them!
I love cinnamon!


Erica November 20, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Good for you for baking given the time constraints! Those cookies look fab! I can’t find those cinnamon chips either!


RecipeGirl November 20, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Those emergency cookie recipes that start w/ boxes of brownies or cake mix are the best, aren’t they? And I’m sure everyone appreciated homemade over store bought. Love those cinn. chips!!


Kevin November 20, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Those cinnamon chips look so good in those dark cookies. I am going to have to go hunting for cinnamon chips again.


Sharon November 20, 2008 at 11:51 pm

What a great emergency cookie! I need to find some of these cinnamon chips…


JyLnC November 21, 2008 at 1:13 am

Cinnamon chips – wow – I think I would love them. I’m going to have to see if I can find them in my area.


nicole November 21, 2008 at 1:59 am

Mmm… those look soo good.


Laurie November 21, 2008 at 2:16 am

I just found you too and I’m glad I did. I didn’t even know cinnamon chips existed! And I’ll bet they aren’t on the shelves at my local store for years. I live on Cape Cod which has only two grocery chains and the lack of competition means a lack of products.

My husband’s birthday is on Thanksgiving sometimes too. This year the day before. Poor him. That’s such a work day for us.

Now I must go visit those teen bloggers who gave you the recipe!


Cathy November 21, 2008 at 3:06 am

These look great! I’ve been dying to try cinnamon chips, but I can’t seem to find them around here! It might be time for mail order . . .


Katherine Aucoin November 21, 2008 at 8:39 am

You’re right Priscilla is amazing. I’ve been wanting to look for the cinnamon chips and keep forgetting. Your cookies came out great.


Adam November 21, 2008 at 9:12 am

I was kinda wondering how to make a brownie mix into cookies the other day. Nice recipe, it looks really, really cool 🙂


biz319 November 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I can’t find cinnamon chips anywhere either – I may have to surf the net for them!

These look great Lisa! I’ll have to check out Prescilla’s blog!


Maria November 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Lisa these cookies look delish and I wish we had cinnamon chips over here!



JennDZ - The Leftover Queen November 21, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Wow, those sound great! I love the crusty edge of the brownie the best, so I am sure I would love these! I bet the cinnamon chips were awesome!!!


Emily November 21, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Ooo Lisa! these sound ooey-gooey good! I need to find cinnamon chips! Hey I tagged you on my blog!


Paula November 21, 2008 at 3:05 pm

What a fun name for a great looking cookie! I love how the cookie itself is darker and the chips are lighter! I’ve heard of those cinnamon chips, but haven’t seen them yet. What a nice baker you are to whip these up so quickly! Their texture sounds great, too!


Emily November 21, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Mmm cookies. I like how these look.


Jan November 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Those cookies look great, Lisa, and so easy to make. I’d have to skip on the cinnamon though, for some reason, I can’t stand the smell of it.


Cynthia November 21, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Hey, that is one mighty-fine blog header and the meatloaf in the previous post, so tempting!


Meg November 21, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Yum! Great idea to add cinnamon chips!


Katrina November 21, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Yum! Love Priscilla and her blog, what a great girl! I thought these cookies looked great and so simple, especially in a pinch.


Rosie November 25, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I wish we had cinnamon chips over here!! our cookies look wonderful 🙂

Rosie x


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