Famous Amos Copycat Chocolate Chips Cookies (山寨版之Famous Amos 巧克力曲奇)

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INTRODUCTION

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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)

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WHAT IS REQUIRED

Recipe adapted from: Famous Amos Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookie

Servings: Prepare about 30 pieces of medium size cookies

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  • 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 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

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STEPS OF PREPARATION

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degree Celsius.

  • Get ready 2-3 baking trays lined with baking paper

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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CONCLUSION

Football matches are in seasons now. Need a snack? Why not prepare this Famous Amos Copycat Chocolate Chips Cookies..

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Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.

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18 thoughts on “Famous Amos Copycat Chocolate Chips Cookies (山寨版之Famous Amos 巧克力曲奇)

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  3. Hi,
    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?
    Thks!

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