Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies

Score: 3.67. Votes: 15
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Before Wally Amos shared his soon-to-be-famous homemade chocolate chip cookies with the world, he landed a job in the mailroom at the William Morris talent agency and soon became the agency's first African-American talent agent. Wally's unique approach of sending performers boxes of homemade chocolate chip cookies that he developed from his aunt's secret recipe eventually helped him get Diana Ross & The Supremes as clients. After perfecting his cookie recipe in 1975, Wally launched his own cookie company and, solely from word of mouth, his baking business boomed. Today there are several flavors of Famous Amos Cookies, including oatmeal chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter, but it is the plain chocolate chip cookies that are the most popular. The Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies recipe here will give you 100 little chocolate chip cookies just like the originals that are crunchy and small enough to dunk into a cold glass of moo juice. Make this Famous Amos copycat recipe today!

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
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      Famous Amos
    • Instructions

      1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

      2. Cream together shortening, butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Mix in the milk.

      3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and then add the chocolate chips.

      4. Measure 1 teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands. Press the ball onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet until it is about half the thickness it was as a ball. Repeat until the baking sheet is full, then bake the cookies for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the cookies are light brown and crispy. Continue making batches of cookies with the remaining dough. 

      Makes 100 cookies.

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Score: 3.67. Votes: 15
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Jun 10, 2012, 22:00

These cookies are a good clone ofFfamous Amos cookies; whoever says they don't taste like it must be making them wrong. Its' pretty hard to make and EXACT replica of something. these come as close as it can get. DELICIOUS

May 15, 2012, 22:00

These are good, as most of Todd's recipes are, but they are not a good clone of famous amos. FA-CC has coconut in the cookie; i think pretty finely ground.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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