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



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)



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



  • 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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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?

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