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Two Peas and Their Pod: Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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.



Blogger priscilla joy said...

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

6:41 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

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

6:52 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

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

7:03 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

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!

7:37 AM  
Blogger jesse said...

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

7:39 AM  
Blogger Dewi said...

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

8:09 AM  
Blogger Brilee said...

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

8:12 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

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!!!!!!!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

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

9:02 AM  
Blogger Apples and Butter said...

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

9:21 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

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

9:29 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

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

9:46 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

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!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

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

10:17 AM  
Blogger Kelley Flint said...

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

10:24 AM  
Blogger Nancy/n.o.e said...

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.

10:29 AM  
Blogger anudivya said...

Looks pretty neat! I missed the "puff" part though. ;)

10:44 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

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.

2:24 PM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Yes yes yes!! These look so yummy!!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

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

2:41 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

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

3:09 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

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

4:22 PM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

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!:)

4:40 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

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 :)

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy! They look sooo good! :)

6:21 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

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!

6:35 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Those cookies look good. I like the cinnamon topping.

6:36 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

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

3:20 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

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

3:25 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

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

4:33 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...


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

4:49 AM  
Blogger grace said...

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

7:13 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

These look so delish!


9:00 AM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

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

3:11 PM  

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