Soft, puffy, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies, chock-full of melty chocolate morsels… these Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies could not be easier and they’re made with common pantry ingredients! These Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies will be your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, guaranteed!
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I love creating new versions of the ever-popular and highly-rated/raved about Amish Sugar Cookies. I thought it would be cute to add chocolate chips to these little puffballs — I was really excited about infusing these with a heap of melty, decadent semi-sweet chocolate morsels to make Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies.
For whatever reason though, it never occurred to me that I was actually just making a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. In my head, I was making Amish Sugar Cookies with chocolate chips…. I was only thinking of these as a fun, chocolatey spin on Amish Sugar Cookies. I didn’t put together that these are just another way to make chocolate chip cookies.
So not only are they are a new version of Amish Sugar Cookies, but they’re also a new version of chocolate chip cookies.
It’s never a bad thing to have another option for chocolate chip cookies, and these are different than traditional ones. I think of classics as being a lot like Tollhouse’s chocolate chip cookies – crispy edges, chewy centers, they spread to be fairly thin overall, and are very buttery.
With these Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies, the base cookie part is buttery, rich, a little flaky, soft, puffy… reminds me a lot of a cut-out cookie. If you can imagine the flavor and texture of cut-outs, these are like that. Similar texture and taste overall.
Imagine adding chocolate chips to cut-out cookies, if you can. But the cut-out cookies are thicker and puffier… that’s these Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies. Thicker cut-out cookies, jammed with two kinds of chocolate chips — regular ones and mini ones.
Adding only one kind of chip is fine, but I really like how the different sizes of the chips gives more diverse texture to these Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies. Mini chips seep into cookies and kind of meld into them. Chocolate gets very infused into nooks and crannies.
It’s no secret that Amish Sugar Cookies are incredibly popular around here, but they are popular for very good reason. Over the last few years, I’ve now made them cookies into a BUNCH of different variations! Check ’em out:
For springtime and summer, these Iced Almond Sugar Cookies are gorgeous, and the almond flavor is so incredible. Same with these Toasted Coconut Amish Sugar Cookies. So pretty, and soooo addictive. I adore citrus cookies, so if you’re the same, check out these Iced Lemon Amish Sugar Cookies and Iced Orange Amish Sugar Cookies.
My personal favorite (I just made more this week) are these Cherry Almond Amish Sugar Cookies. Talk about nice to look at, AND more important, they feature the most delicious combo of flavors.
Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies
Soft, puffy, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies, chock-full of melty chocolate morsels... these Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies could not be easier and they're made with common pantry ingredients! These Chocolate Chip Amish Sugar Cookies will be your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, guaranteed!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugars until combined.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
In two additions, add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined. Do not overmix. Dough will be kinda fluffy and light!
Fold in all chocolate chips.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
Store cookies in airtight containers in a cool, dry place. Stack cookies with parchment paper or foil in-between layers. Cookies will keep for about a week.
These are good for at least a week, but best within the first 3 days. After 3 days, they get crumbly and a bit on the drier side - still a delicious cookie though.
These freeze really well! Iced or plain, they freeze beautifully.
I've made these Amish Sugar Cookies into Pecan Praline Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Latte Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Chai-Spiced Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Almond Cookies, Iced Lemon Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Orange Amish Sugar Cookies, Toasted Coconut Amish Sugar Cookies, Coconut Oil Amish Sugar Cookies, Thin Crispy Amish Sugar Cookies, Butter Pecan Amish Sugar Cookies, Cranberry Orange Amish Sugar Cookies, Eggnog Amish Sugar Cookies, and Peppermint Amish Sugar Cookies..... the list goes on!