Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Soft and chewy cinnamon chocolate chunk cookies. A fun twist on a classic!

Soft and chewy cinnamon chocolate chunk cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

How is it already June? I know I’m always amazed by how time flies, but seriously… we’re creeping up on the halfway mark in the year. A few more weeks and we’re halfway to 2016. What?! It doesn’t seem possible.

School is almost out. The lazy days of Summer are almost here – hooray! Now, if we could only get Mother Nature to get herself back on track, we’ll be doing good! Our nearly perfect 80°+ days have taken a backseat to cold and wet 50 something days. Perhaps it’s for the best though and the rain will wash away most, if not all, of the nasty pollen. Has it been an especially pollen heavy year everywhere or just in New England? I’m ready for pollen free days.

Also, I got a new pair of flip flops a month ago and they’re seriously the best thing ever. When I first heard of Sanuk, I thought no way could they be as comfortable as a real yoga mat… or like those squishy kitchen mats that I honestly wish my entire kitchen floor were covered in. I tried them on one day in DSW and fell in love. I had to have them. If you’re in the market for a new pair, try these, you’ll love them! Squishy, comfy flip flops that you can wear all day long are an absolute must for Summer!

Soft and chewy cinnamon chocolate chunk cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s been months since I’ve made a cookie. Shocking, I know. But clearly other things like ice cream and pizza have taken over.

I accidentally left these out on the counter overnight, totally bummed when I saw them sitting on the cooling rack still. I expected rock hard cookies and found the opposite! Soft cookies as the day they were made. Tasty, flavorful and clearly not in need of a container. However, I wouldn’t recommend that method for long. Surely all cookies eventually need storage. Take that as a sign for how amazingly soft and chewy these cookies are. Perfect.

Proper storage or not, these won’t last long! Make sure you grab a couple for yourself before they disappear!

Flavorful chewy cinnamon cookies packed with chocolate chunks… and topped off with extra chocolate for good measure. These are a fun twist on a classic cookie. Be sure to add these cinnamon chocolate chunk cookies to your baking plans!

Soft and chewy cinnamon chocolate chunk cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Soft and chewy cinnamon chocolate chunk cookies. A fun twist on a classic!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 2 dozen


  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C cake flour
  • 3/4 C bread flour
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped (roughly 3/4C, plus additional for topping)


  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping bowl as needed. With mixer running on low, add in cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour. Increase mixer to fully combine dough. Stir in chopped chocolate by hand. 
  • Chill dough for several hours or overnight. If chilling overnight, allow to sit on the counter for 15-30 minutes to come to a scoop-able but semi-firm consistency. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, space dough 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet. If desired, press additional chopped chocolate into the top of each scoop of dough. 
  • Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes or until edges are just turning a light golden. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Store in an airtight container or freeze for later. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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26 Responses to “Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — June 1, 2015 at 7:39 am

    These look so puffy and pillowy. If I weren’t on paleo, I’d request you ship me a dozen ;)

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      Rachel — June 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Once you’re off paleo ;)

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks — June 1, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I wouldn’t have thought there was any way to make chocolate chip cookies better than they already are…but clearly there is. Yay, cinnamon!! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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      Rachel — June 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      It’s such a fun twist. I hope you enjoy them! :)

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — June 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    These look absolutely spectacular, Rachel! Love the addition of the cinnamon to this dessert classic!

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      Rachel — June 2, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Thanks so much Kelly!

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    Barbara — June 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I am crushing on your baking sheet–looks so vintage! Where did you get it? Maybe that’s why all your cookies are delish……

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      Rachel — June 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Antiquing on ebay ;)

  5. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I love these cookies! I absolutely adore that they’re studded with cinnamon. My favorite spice!

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      Rachel — June 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Thanks Hayley! One of my favorite spices too! :)

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — June 1, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Sanuk’s in the cart! Now, how do I place an order for these cookies :) Seriously making these asap!

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      Rachel — June 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Haha! That’s sweet. I’d share with everyone if I could, but I hope you try them and love them! :)

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    Sune Moolman — June 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I’ve been on a major cookie high the last few weeks.
    This recipe is definitely on my list of cookies to make! :)

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      Rachel — June 3, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Enjoy! :)

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — June 3, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Um…I had the fire up the wood stove again this week. What the heck, New England! Ack. Not June weather at all. But perfect weather for baking these cookies!!

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      Rachel — June 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      I was so close to starting a fire two days in a row. Laziness got the best of me and I bundled up under a blanket instead. Bring on Summer!

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    Malinda @ Countryside Cravings — June 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I must try these cookies now, they look sooooo good. I love chewy chocolate chip cookies! And the flip flops sound very interesting, I must check them out!

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      Rachel — June 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks so much Malinda! :)

  10. #
    Denise — June 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Where did you get that pan? It’s gorgeous!

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      Rachel — June 14, 2015 at 8:42 am

      An antiquing find on eBay :)

  11. #
    Lauren — January 16, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Rachel!

    Would you say that 3 hours is long enough for these to chill? Or do they need to go longer?


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      Rachel — January 17, 2016 at 7:57 am

      As long as it feels thoroughly chilled and firmer, it should be fine. Enjoy!

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    Ilona — July 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    These cookies are great and so easy. Much, much better than store-bought. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Rachel — July 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Thanks Ilona! I’m glad you enjoyed them! :)

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    Caryn — May 4, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    can all purpose flour be substituted for the bread flour or could all cake flour be used?

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      Rachel — May 5, 2017 at 7:21 am

      For best results, I’d recommend sticking with bread flour. If you use a different flour, it should still work but will have a different texture and crust. Good luck!

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