Cookies are a popular treat and a quick hunger fix in any home. If you especially love cookies as I do, try making these decadent Amish Chocolate chip cookies.
These cookies easily melt in your mouth and the best is when you encounter a chocolate chip in a single bite! This recipe also inspired the Amish Sugar Cookies my on this site.
Amish Farmers Market
My childhood is filled with cherished memories of Amish Market days.
We would run between the stalls with my friends, jump on the haystacks and play 'hide and seek' in the barns.
What made the day was when we heard the lunchtime bell ring. It was time to have a cookie and all the games would end indefinitely until all the children got fed.
I was famous among the children because my mother made and sold a delicious range of Amish cookies.
After lunch, we would line up for a treat at her table. What sold the most were her sugar cookies and her chocolate chip cookies.
As I grew older, I had to start helping in the kitchen. Since I loved cookies and wanted to remain popular among the kids in the community, I was determined to learn all the cookie-making tricks.
The Amish Heritage
Wonder why Amish cuisine is popular? The Amish are a group of conservative religious people who migrated to the United States back in the 18th century.
The Amish are taught to do what their fathers do. Traditions and practices are handed down from one generation to another.
With none or little interference from the outside world, the culture is maintained, making them successful in what they put their hands to do so.
Every Sunday after the service, we gathered to enjoy a full-course meal prepared by the women in our Amish Order.
When it was our turn to host the lunch, my mother would make her cookies for afternoon tea.
How I longed for some chocolate chip cookies to remain in our cookie jars but my wishes hardly come true.
Making the classic cookies over and over, earned us expertise and friends encouraged us to begin selling them during the farmer's market days.
Apart from the Amish buggy rides, the vintage sale, and the handmade craft sale, a visit to an Amish Bakery will always leave you asking for Chocolate chip cookies.
Why this recipe works
This Amish chocolate chip cookie recipe has been tried over and over and has always yielded stunning results.
It takes a short time to mix the ingredients and bake the cookies.
No expert baking skills are required however, you will benefit if you follow the recipe precisely and implement some of the pro tips.
How to make Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies
You will begin by creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the oil and eggs and beat at high speed. In a separate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients then pour into the bowl with the creamed mixture. Use a wooden stick to mix the dry and wet ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F as you begin to scoop the cookies onto an ungreased baking tray line up with parchment paper.
On a cookie sheet, scoop a tablespoon of the cookie dough. Leave about two inches between the cookies to allow room for spreading.
Bake the Amish Chocolate Cookies for 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius or 350 F till light golden brown. Let cookies cool on a wire rack.
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INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTION
All-purpose flour is the main ingredient in this recipe. It works perfectly fine.
You can substitute it with oat flour and rolled oats, notwithstanding it would change the overall texture of the Amish chocolate chip cookie.
Pudding mix is a suitable substitute for all-purpose flour.
Cornstarch is added to the cookie dough to give it a tender crumb. There is a notable difference if you omit this ingredient in your cookie dough.
Brown adds a depth of sweetness to the cookie dough. Some recipes call for powdered/icing sugar which has very small particles.
I usually blend my brown sugar to reduce the size of the particles. Blended brown sugar gives me a dense cookie.
Butter adds moisture to the cookie dough. Butter enriches the dough with a distinct milky flavor.
Vegetable oil moisturizes the cookie dough as well, it is lighter compared to butter. Vegetable oil makes the cookies airy too, contributing to the slight crunch you need.
Eggs enhance the nutritiousness of the Amish Chocolate Cookie dough. Eggs give a slight rise in height and hold the other ingredients together in the cookie dough.
Chocolate chips melt in your mouth when you bite into a chocolate chip cookie. Chocolate chips ingredients make this Amish Chocolate stand out from a wide
A variety of cookies.
They introduce a rich earthy flavor and creamy texture inside a crunchy cookie. You could substitute dark chocolate chopped into small-sized chunks. Butterscotch chips are a great substitute for chocolate chips.
Baking powder is the leavening agent in the chocolate chip cookie dough. It reacts with the other ingredients releasing carbon dioxide into cookie dough.
Vanilla essence adds a sweet fruity aroma to the Amish Chocolate Cookie dough.
Salt complements perfectly with other ingredients in the cookie dough.
If you're making a big batch of cookies, you need a stand mixer to cream the sugar and butter. A hand-held electric mixer is suitable for a small
Mixing bowls are great for mixing the dry ingredients before adding to the creamed mixture.
Measuring spoons and cups
Measuring spoons and cups ensures accuracy when measuring the ingredients. Too much flour will alter the result of any baked good.
Rubber spatula scraps down the cookie dough into the bowl of the stand mixer.
You will need a greased or parchment-lined baking tray.
Ice cream scoop or tablespoon
These tools will help you scoop the same amount of cookie dough, giving evenly sized Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies.
FAQ Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies
Can I freeze the cookie dough before baking?
Yes, the cookie dough freezes wonderfully. Scoop the cookies onto a parchment line baking tray and freeze them on the tray overnight.
The following day, place them in a freezer-friendly bag. The frozen chocolate cookie dough can last in the freezer for 3 months. You can prepare a big batch of dough and bake it whenever the craving strikes.
How can I best store my baked Amish Chocolate Cookies?
Amish Chocolate Chip cookies store well in an airtight container. The cookies can stay fresh for a week in the container as long as they are in an airtight jar.
You can also freeze the cookies, and wrap each cookie with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Amish chocolate chip cookies can last in the freezer for 2 months.
Always measure your ingredients accurately, especially the flour. Use the scoop and level method to remove excess flour that could alter your result.
Any baker will advise you to use room-temperature ingredients. When some ingredients are cold, for instance, the eggs, the eggs will not incorporate perfectly with the rest of the ingredients.
These Homemade Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite of many people.
The cookies are a symbol of home and comfort. These chocolatey delights will not last long in your cookie jar.
Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup Unsalted butter
- 1 cup Vegetable oil
- 2 cups Granulated sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 5 cups All-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon spice
- 2 cups Chocolate chips
- In a stand mixer mixing bowl, cream the butter, oil, sugar, and eggs until creamy and thick. You can also use a handheld electric mixer.
- In another bowl mix the dry ingredients which are the flour, salts, cinnamon, cornstarch, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk thoroughly.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to mix the wet and dry ingredients.
- Preheat the oven to 300F.
- Scoop the cookie dough with a tablespoon or an ice cream scoop. Flatten each cookie just slightly. Leave an inch between the cookies. Arrange them on a parchment-lined baking tray or a greased baking tray.
- Bake the Amish Chocolate cookies for 10 minutes until they are light golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on a wire cooling rack. Enjoy a scrumptious cookie with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee.