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!!!
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 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.