I have not share cookies post for quite a while and when I was shopping yesterday, I saw the Famous Amos Cookies store. I sudden have a craving for their Chocolate Chips Cookies. Hmmm, I doubt if there is any one who specifically reject cookies from this famous worldwide chain. I loved them but I do not purchase from them too often as it can be quite costly.
Since it is costly, why not prepare it at home. Cookies are cookies, the method of preparation will never far away from other cookies. Are there any special ingredients? I do not know but since it is such a famous worldwide franchise, there must be at least copycat version of their cookies in the internet.
I searched and yes, lots of copycat recipes surfaced. I compared the recipes, and most of the recipe are basically the same.. Therefore, I just picked one recipe and prepared it.
Hmmm, outcome is satisfactory and I wouldn’t insist that it is 100% like what is sold in the stores (otherwise there will be no more Famous Amos Franchise stores) but it is close, pretty close, may be 80-90% close to what I have eaten before.
I thought it might be fun to share with all the history of this famous cookies. It is rather new and I am day dreaming that one day, I will be another Wally Amos. Lol. Per Wikipedia:
“Wally Amos, an Air Force veteran who worked as a talent agent with the William Morris Agency, would send home-baked chocolate chip cookies to celebrities to entice them to meet with him and maybe sign a deal to be represented by the William Morris Agency. Amos was from Tallahassee, Florida. On March 10, 1975, Amos took the advice of some friends and opened a cookie store in Los Angeles, California, naming it “Famous Amos”. In the first year he sold $300,000 worth of cookies, followed by more than $1,000,000 in sales in the store’s second year of operation.” (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Amos)
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Recipe adapted from: Famous Amos Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookie
Servings: Prepare about 30 pieces of medium size cookies
250 grams of plain flour or all purpose flour
150 grams of semi sweet chocolate chips
60 grams of butter (at room temperature)
60 grams of vegetable shortening
100 grams of brown sugar
50 grams of white sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1/2-1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of fresh milk
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
STEPS OF PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 175 degree Celsius.
Get ready 2-3 baking trays lined with baking paper
Cream the butter, shortening, white sugar and brown sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla essence and milk, beat until well combined (about 1 minutes). Add in flour and baking soda followed by the chocolate chips, use the machine’s lowest speed to “stir” until well combined.
Scope a tablespoon of the cookie dough and place it on the baking tray. Leave adequate space for expansion. Use hand to lightly press down. Bake at the pre-heated oven at 175 degree Celsius for 13-15 minutes. Once taken out from the oven, leave the cookies in the tray for another 5 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack for cooling. It will be slightly soft when hot and become crispy when cooled.
Football matches are in seasons now. Need a snack? Why not prepare this Famous Amos Copycat Chocolate Chips Cookies..
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Can I replace veg shortening to butter?
Can but can be softer
So amazing recipes .thanks for sharring
Which type of butter use for this cookies…salted or unsalted butter?
1) what can I use to substitute veggie shortening?
2) Can I use buttercup brand magarine?
3) Where can i buy veggie shortening and what brand?
You can use margarine or buttercup
Is the texture of this cookie the powdery type of the crunchy type?
Crispier than chewy .. Bake slightly longer will be crispy
Hi where can I buy vegetable shortening??
Any supermarkets or bakery shop. the branded one is Cisco brand
Thanks! I finally got it from phoon huat. But when I mixed the ingredient the colour is very dark brown. Any idea why is this so?
you baked multiple tray at once, do you need to turn on the fan or switch the tray in between?
It is a good habit to switch trays
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