Sorry it has been so long since I have posted, but I am BACK, I haven’t really been anywhere, just busy cleaning, working, and reading books!
Yes you read the title right, I made Amish Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have been reading a ton of books by Beverly Lewis about the Amish and while they are fiction I believe they are was spurred me to start cooking a ton of recipes from scratch, well that and it is much healthier eating for everyone when I know exactly what is in it. Many of the books have mentioned a lot of sweets and while I will probably eventually get through all of them, it will take a while because sweets are not good for you.
Anyways, her books do not come with recipes so I have to look them up for myself.
I found this recipe at Amish365
Amish Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups flour
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine ingredients in order listed and mix well, until dough is smooth and chocolate chips are evenly mixed.
- Drop cookie dough by tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until lightly golden.
Let me start out by saying this was the STICKIEST cookie dough I have EVER worked with at least the first night. It was really late when I made this so I ended up putting it in the fridge for the night and the next night it was a lot easier to work with. While I was typing up the ingredients I realized that I forgot to add the salt! It didn’t seem to mess with the taste thought, while I thought they were VERY crunchy (just needed a glass of milk) they we really good. They were sweet but not cookie sweet, it was really hard to explain. After a while I thought of a waffle cone. Michael and the girls LOVED them. I took them to work and a few friends tried them out and loved them too, the only thing I heard were they were very crunchy.
Well on night two, since the dough was cold I was able to roll it into little balls. I put one batch in for only 10 minutes but they still seemed a little doughy in the middle so I put in another batch for the full 15 minutes and they came out perfect. So I guess the secret to these cookies is for them to be cold.
These were a wonderful success much to my surprise. I remember growing up I would always turn my nose up to the thought of eating sour cream and now I put it on everything and now apparently in my cookies. I will have to remember when trying future Amish recipes that they will probably be huge batches because they were cooking for large families. This really did make a LOT of cookie dough. I will definitely be making this for the next bake sale at work, but will probably only be labeling them as chocolate chip cookies.
I had one more batch to go in the oven but I decide to put them in the freezer. I will bake them in a few days to see how they turn out.
Give them a try, tell me what you think!