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Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies

Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies

Anita Chu’s new book Field Guide to Cookies: How to Identify and Bake Virtually Every Cookie Imagineable is the talk of the town these days. The book is on a “food blog tour” and the reviews are amazing!

I am not surprised because Anita is one of my favorite people. I have been following her blog, Dessert First, for quite some time now. She makes the most elegant, sophisticated, and gorgeous desserts and her photos are breathtaking. She is full of talent, personality, and pure kindness. She has always been so nice and helpful…even before I had a blog.

When I heard she was coming out with a cookie book, I was very excited!! Cookies are my favorite thing to bake. I recently flipped through the book at Barnes and Noble and was super impressed. I love how small it is. You can take this book anywhere! The book is small, but not lacking in recipes. I think Anita included every cookie recipe out there:) I can’t wait to try them all. I am ordering my book from Amazon...along with my Christmas gifts. So hopefully it won’t take long to get here! I can’t wait to get my own copy!

Food bloggers have been sharing some of the recipes from the book and when I saw the Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies on Erin Cooks I immediately got out the butter and sugar:)

These cookies are a mix between the classic chocolate chip cookie and snickerdoodles. Two of my all time favs!! I never thought of mixing the two…again, Anita is a genius:) The dough has cream of tartar which is typically found in a snickerdoodle. You also roll the chocolate chip dough in cinnamon and sugar. Not only did it make the cookies pretty, but it added a nice sweetness too.

The cookies were supposed to be “Puffs” but I pushed them down before baking because I wanted them to be flatter, like the traditional snickerdoodle. Two thumbs up for these cookies! They were wonderful! So when you are in the mood for two kinds of cookies, make these! You will be satisfied…and only have to make one batch of dough.

Congratulations Anita on a fabulous book! This is the perfect gift for the holidays, so go out and get it today!!!

Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies
Seen on Erin Cooks and Adapted From: A Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt into a bowl and set aside.

In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars on medium speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until combined.

Add the flour mixture, and mix on low speed just until combined.

Cover dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line several cookies sheets with parchment paper (I used silpats).

Roll tablespoon-sized balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar and place on cookie sheets about 3 inches apart.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown. Cool cookie sheets on wire racks.

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39 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies”

  1. priscilla — November 20, 2008 @ 7:41 am

    i am going to try these today, they look delicouis! i love cookies too.

  2. Erica — November 20, 2008 @ 7:52 am

    oh my fabulous! I have never seen this blog before and will def check it out now!!

  3. Allie — November 20, 2008 @ 8:03 am

    These look great! Never thought about rolling other cookies in cinnamon sugar.

  4. Cathy — November 20, 2008 @ 8:37 am

    You had me at “cross between a chocolate chip cookie and a snickerdoodle.” Say no more, Maria, I am making these! Thank you for telling us about this book and blog — I think that I will run not walk and buy a copy of this book!

  5. jesse — November 20, 2008 @ 8:39 am

    Oh my goodness, these look fabulous! I love Anita too… so happy for her that her book’s going so well.

  6. Elra — November 20, 2008 @ 9:09 am

    They must taste delicious, especially roll in cinnamon-sugar before being bake. Your whole house must smell really wonderful.

  7. Brilee — November 20, 2008 @ 9:12 am

    These look delicious! I love the rolling in cinnamon and sugar.. Yum!

  8. Live.Love.Eat — November 20, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    OMG. I came here an hour ago but have been clicking around to your friend with the cookbook and then to others :) These look great Maria!!!!!!!

  9. Leslie — November 20, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    These look great. I also never would have thought to mix the 2 cookies!

  10. Apples and Butter — November 20, 2008 @ 10:21 am

    Those look delicious! The cinnamon sugar reminds me of snickerdoodles and I love those. I will have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Pam — November 20, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    The perfect combination of both of my favorite cookies. What a great idea!!! They look fantastic Maria.

  12. Manggy — November 20, 2008 @ 10:46 am

    Confession: I actually have never had snickerdoodles before! I think these yummy puffs may be the first version I want to try! 😉

  13. Mary Ann — November 20, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    I can’t even imagine what these would taste like if they are a combination of a choco chip and snickerdoodle! They must be amazing. They look great. Thanks for the info on a great book- I will have to add it to my wishlist as well!

  14. Jodi — November 20, 2008 @ 11:17 am

    These look great! I have recently heard of Ms. Chu and I’m glad you posted this recipe!

  15. Kelley Flint — November 20, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    I’m definitely going to have to try these out.

  16. n.o.e — November 20, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    OK, you’re helping me with my Christmas list – I think it’s going to be a “one for me, one for you” type of gift! Your cookies look great.

  17. anudivya — November 20, 2008 @ 11:44 am

    Looks pretty neat! I missed the “puff” part though. 😉

  18. Dawn — November 20, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

    What a clever title “Field Guide to Cookies”. I guess in this day and age we need a good guide for cookies. LOL
    Never heard of these….but glad you tried them out and like them.

  19. How To Eat A Cupcake — November 20, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

    Yes yes yes!! These look so yummy!!

  20. Mary — November 20, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    These look really, really good. Thanks for the links. The book has me intrigued.

  21. Natashya — November 20, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

    They do look tasty – I love the name of the book, sounds like a field guide to mushrooms or something. :)

  22. Jacque — November 20, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

    They look perfect! That sounds like a great little cookie book… this might end up on my Christmas list :)

  23. priscilla — November 20, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

    hi maria, i made these cookies today and they were literaly gone in 30 minutes. my Dad doesn’t care for snickerdoodles, but loved these! thank you for the recipe!:)

  24. Adam — November 20, 2008 @ 5:55 pm

    Sweet! I was wondering what made them Amish, and they sounds super cool. Snickerdoodles combined with chocolate chips are like a kids dream cookie.

    And congrats on your xmas present :)

  25. Maryann — November 20, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

    Oh boy! They look sooo good! :)

  26. Bunny — November 20, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

    I need to make these, I love chocolate chip cookies and to have them combined with a snicker doodle…oh yeah I’m all over that! Thanks!

  27. Kevin — November 20, 2008 @ 7:36 pm

    Those cookies look good. I like the cinnamon topping.

  28. Satria Sudeki — November 21, 2008 @ 3:28 am

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  29. The Blonde Duck — November 21, 2008 @ 4:20 am

    That’s really neat! I’ll have to check her book out!

  30. Deborah — November 21, 2008 @ 4:25 am

    I love Anita and her blog too! I can’t wait to get my copy of this book!

  31. Katherine Aucoin — November 21, 2008 @ 5:33 am

    Maria, Kaitlin and I made these after school yesterday; they were gone in a matter of minutes! A wonderful recipe.

  32. Tanya — November 21, 2008 @ 5:49 am


    Come on over to my blog’re a winner! :)

  33. Grace — November 21, 2008 @ 8:13 am

    i’m sorry, did you say a mixture between chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles? sign me up IMMEDIATELY! :)

  34. Maria — November 21, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    These look so delish!


  35. Clumbsy Cookie — November 22, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

    Lovely! I’m allways up for a new ccc recipe. These are yummy!

  36. Jaxanahalf — January 13, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    making these right now! I cannot wait to have one :) then I have to give the rest away because I know I will eat them all!!!!!

  37. Jeniece — June 20, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    I was very interested when I saw this recipe cause I’m always up for a cookie crossover recipe.
    Two notes: These cookies DO NOT spread out so it is a good idea to press them down a bit so you get a good sized cookie. Also, I think the quality of cinnamon you use in this recipe is important because for my first batch, I used up the last of my old bulk bin cinnamon and it was good, but not great. For the second batch, I used a fresh container of “gourmet” cinnamon and I thought the flavour was much better.
    The only thing I missed in this recipe was vanilla because I associate that flavour with chocolate chip cookies but otherwise, I thought this was a good recipe!

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