"With Pomp, Power & Glory the world beckons vainly, In chase of such vanities why should I roam?While Peace & Content bless my little thatched cottage,And warm my own hearth with the Treasures of Home."*Beatrix Potter

Monday, 30 April 2018

An Amish Chocolate Treat

Dear readers here is the much asked for recipe for the cookies I baked on Saturday & posted on Instagram.

Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of white sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
2 cups of half margarine & shortening ( I use Trex for my English readers)
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
4 teaspoons of baking soda
6 eggs
4 teaspoons of cream of tartar
7 cups of flour (plain)
2 to 3 packets of chocolate chips ( I used dark chocolate chips & also chopped up a bar of dark chocolate)

Mix together in order given & drop by a large teaspoon full onto a greased sheet.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 375o
I put one third into a cake tin & the other two thirds I froze ready for picnics.

Fondly Michelle


  1. Dear Michelle !

    These cookies look so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us! Can't wait to try them soon! 😍 Love and blessings, The Three Little Women

    1. It's my pleasure ladies. I hope you enjoy them on your birthday.
      Love & blessings Michelle xx

  2. Michelle,

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! The cookies look delicious. It is always nice to bake a large batch of cookies to freeze and share. I recently purchased "Mennonite Community Cookbook: 65th Anniversary Edition" It was originally published in the 1950's. There are so many wonderful recipes, and each chapter begins with a sweet story of the past.

    May you have a blessed day!


    1. I think I have the original copy Sarah, mine is very well used which makes me smile.
      Sending love & blessings to you all.
      Michelle xx

  3. dear michelle,
    the cookies look delicious. thanks for sharing the recipe.when i have a new oven,i will bake the cookies.
    have a nice week,
    love regina

    1. You are very welcome Regina.
      Fondly Michelle

  4. Lovely to see you blogging again, your food always looks amazing.
    Best wishes
    Marlene x

  5. Hi Michelle,
    thank you for posting that recipe they look yummy and I will give them a try.
    I have been searching your blog and IG for two of your other recipies: almond loaves and sticky gingerbread but can't find them. I wonder if you would be so kind and post them when you have the time ..... sorry to be a pain!
    Hope you are having lovely sunshine as we are in Devon today :-)
    Eve xx

  6. These cookies look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe Michelle.


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