My new fave Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies. Everyone always has that constant battle to find THE chocolate chip cookie recipe, and when you do finally find it… you never let it go. I’ve tried and enjoyed many a chocolate chip cookie but I think these might very well be my favorite.

I stumbled across this recipe on Erin Cooks at the beginning of the month and was immediately drawn to it. First of all, I lovee cinnamon. I have almost always added cinnamon to my chocolate chip cookies. I love it! So when I saw that Erin had taken the liberty of rolling these in cinnamon sugar… I knew I had to try them. And boy am I glad that I did. I love these. I’ll be honest and say that hubby wasn’t quite as fond. Now that didn’t stop him from eating them, but he’s not as big on cinnamon as I am so he prefers the variety without. He also prefers a chewier cookie than this produces. But I found myself a winner! Oh and another cookbook to add to the Christmas list ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll be back soon with a post about the competing chewy cookie recipe I tried out that hubby is calling his favorite to date. It apparently creates the best cookie dough ever (My grandmother trained me not to eat dough and I can’t bring myself to do it!) so you’ll have to take hubby’s word on that one. Until then, here are two other Chocolate Chip Cookie varieties we’ve enjoyed in the past: Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c softened unsalted butter
1/2 c light brown sugar
1/4 c white sugar
1 large egg
1 c chocolate chips
1/4 c sugar
4 tsp 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 350ยบF. Line several cookies sheets with parchment paper. Roll tablespoon-sized balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar and place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

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

Source: Adapted from A Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu as seen on Erin Cooks


21 Responses

  1. Yum… I am totally trying these out! I’m obsessed with everything Amish and have about 5 Amish cookbooks, but this isn’t one I’ve seen before. I can’t seem to stop baking with this pregnancy, so looks like these are next on the list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cream of tartar? I wonder why? I think I’d like this cookie very much but without the cinnamon.

  3. the cream of tartar makes for a lighter more cakey cookie. its great!

    the original recipe in book actually didn’t call for the rolling in the cinnamon sugar, its something Erin tried that appealed to me. So definitely try them without rolling in the cinnamon sugar if you’re not a big cinnamon fan!

  4. You don’t eat cookie dough?! That woman must have put the fear of GOD in you. Because I just plain can’t resist.

  5. YUMMM Sounds good!! I’m with E on this one though, not sure I’d like the cinnamon and I definitely like mine chewy!! This might have to be the first thing I whip up in my KA Stand Mixer when we finally get moved it! =) JUST FOR U!

  6. Thanks for linking to my blog post! And yes, Ash is correct. There are two Amish Puff cookie recipes in Anita’s book. One that is almost identical to snickerdoodle and rolled in cinnamon and sugar, and one that includes chocolate chips but isn’t rolled in cinnamon. I took the liberty of doing my own thing though and I actually really loved the way the cookies came out.

    I can’t believe you don’t eat cookie dough?! Never ever?! I make cookie dough sometimes with the express purpose of eating it ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Wow! Your words and photos urge me to try this recipe!1 ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ohmigod, two of my favorite flavors together…chocolate and cinnamon! I NEED to try these! Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. My grandmother taught me the exact same thing (as far as eating raw doughs and batters). I just can’t do it. I’ve even convinced myself that I don’t like cookie dough! My boyfriend thinks I’m nuts!

  10. Holly – I’m glad I’m not the only one! Everyone always seems to think I’m a freak of nature. I just can’t do it though ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. These really are the best chocolate chip cookies EVER!

  12. Yum these look great and the touch of cinnamon and tarter make these different than any that I have ever made in the past – I will give these a try!! Thanks for sharing

  13. Cute little cookies- The way they look sort of reminds me of those Famous Amos cookies, but I’m sure they taste much better!

  14. we made these tonight and they were DELISH. ๐Ÿ™‚ and I loved the cinnamon with the chocolate. thank you for sharing! (I am a little obsessed with making chocolate chip cookiesโ€ฆ)

  15. jane – glad you liked them!

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  17. […] Source: Adapted from A Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu as seen on Erin Cooks and Delish […]

  18. I made these at home! They were pretty good, depending on the batch. I myself also prefer a chewier cookie, which is why I think I’ll consider adding a little milk the second time around, but I found that my best batches came after 10 minutes in the cooker. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!

    • You know what? Never mind. Third time around making these cookies, they taste better than ever! Perfect. Just perfect.

  19. […] Adapted from A Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu as seen on Erin Cooks and Delish […]

  20. omg cream of tartar? this is my favorite recipe too. havent made it yet, but its exactly like my fav that i “have” made except it has the addition of cream of tartar which I LOVE, & then you roll it in powdered sugar? Thats genius!!!

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