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Amish chocolate chip cookies (gramma’s Amish recipe collection)
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour *see note below
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups chopped nuts of your choice (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream softened butter and the sugars together in a large mixing bowl until well combined and smooth. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla, then stir to combine.
- Add 2 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well to incorporate the dry ingredients, then do a roll test: roll the cookie dough into a ball between your palms-if the dough is sticky, add another 1/4 cup of flour, or just enough so that you can roll the cookie dough into a ball without it sticking to your palm.
- Fold the chocolate chips and nuts (optional) into the cookie dough, then shape the dough into balls the size of walnuts and place them on greased cookie sheets. (6- 12 per sheet depending on the size. Note* the cookies tend to spread out in the oven so I like to leave an inch or two between the cookies.)
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until the cookies are golden, then remove them from the oven and allow the chocolate chip cookies to set on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing.
Equipment needed for these Amish chocolate chip cookies:
- Baking sheets I like to use my Nordic ware baking sheets (not an ad) for baking these chocolate chip cookies on. My Nordic ware baking sheets give these chocolate chip cookies a nice, even bake.
- Mixing bowl A medium-large mixing bowl will be needed to mix up the cookie dough. If you prefer not to mix up the cookies by hand you can also use the bowl of your stand mixer.
- Measuring cups Measuring cups are needed to measure out the sugars, flour, chocolate chip and nuts listed in the recipe card.
- Baking spoon I like to use a large baking spoon and a whisk for combine the ingredients to create the chocolate chip cookie dough.
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- Amish Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Amish Sand Tarts
- Amish Sugar Cookies (with strawberry frosting)
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Fresh Amish Chocolate chip cookies, these are definitely our favorite so far!
For me these Chocolate chip cookies are best served with a glass of fresh whole milk from a local dairy farm. We also enjoy these plain, with a cup of hot coffee or tea. These chocolate chip cookies would be perfect for packing into lunch boxes!
For the best results when baking cookies be sure to use fresh ingredients such as fresh eggs, flour, baking soda and baking powder. For instance, using fresh baking soda and baking powder gives these chocolate chip cookies a lovely soft texture!
How much flour should I add to these chocolate chip cookies?
Do not add too much flour to your cookies, just enough to pass the sticky test helps the cookies to have those soft chewy results we all love!
Why cream the butter and sugars well before adding the other ingredients?
Cream the butter and sugars well and beat the eggs before adding. This helps to prevent dry cookies.
A favorite cookie testing trick:
My mother taught me a cool little trick for testing a cookie for doneness during the baking process: Lightly touch the center of the top of the cookie, if the cookie collapses away from your finger then the cookie needs a few more minutes. But, if the cookie holds its shape then it is fully baked in the center. *Note Use caution with this method as the cookies may be hot.
Feel free to Pin for later and Let me know in the comments below how the cookies turned out for you!