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Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Cookie
Calories: 150
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 3.7 (15 reviews)
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 clone 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. 

Source: "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked" by Todd Wilbur.

1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
Cookie lover  
Submitted on: 06/10/12
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
Missing the secret ingredient
Submitted on: 05/16/12
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.
Submitted on: 10/20/07
Substitute the brown sugar with white sugar and add 1 cup of coconut flakes. You will get crunchy cookies similar to famous amos.
Submitted on: 07/04/07
Well the recipe came out like the Famous Amos cookies and those that rated the cookies lower than 4 well, it was because you guy's did it wrong!
Submitted on: 06/03/07
I have used and purchased a lot of recipes from your site. Most are really good. However, this one I was really disappointed. The texture was not close to the original and the taste was off I'm not sure why but it was off. I did however not have a problem rolling them.
Chuck in Missouri  
Submitted on: 05/14/07
Very tasty. Dough was very soft and not rollable but spooning worked fine. Everyone who tasted it liked it. A winner here
Submitted on: 05/10/07
We love this cookie. We baked it at the minimum time and then let them sit and finish on the stone baking pan. The were soft. The cookies didn't last the day.
Nancy from NY  
Submitted on: 05/07/07
These were good but I couldn't roll them in my hands so I just dropped them by teaspoon on to the cookie sheet and they still came out VERY good. My 16 yr. old son said theses are the BEST!!!
Submitted on: 05/07/07
I was dissappointed with the results of the cookie. I was a tasty and crunchy cookie, but I don't think it tasted like the famous cookie.
Submitted on: 05/06/07
These cookies were WAY too salty! I doubled the recipe because I thought they would be delicious and I should have known that 2 teaspoons of salt would ruin the dough...I also had to add more flour as it was not a very workable dough. I would not make these again.
Submitted on: 05/06/07
The cookies, while good, didn't taste like Famous Amos...they tasted more like Tasty Kake chocolate chip cookies in the plastic tub. The cookies didn't rollup into balls...they just had to be spooned so I would recommend adding more flour.
Submitted on: 05/04/07
This recipe is DEAD ON!! The cookies don't look exactly the same (not as rough) as the original but they more than make up for it in taste. This is by far the best and most accurate recipe I have gotten from this site! The TSR kitchens have really outdone themselves!
Nancy from NY  
Submitted on: 05/02/07
I was not able to roll these in my hands so I just dropped them by a teaspoon and they turned out great any way.. Very good!!
Submitted on: 05/02/07
I love Amos cookies. I tried this as soon as I read it and now I can have them any time I want and with the added bonus of being still warm.
Mary in AZ  
Submitted on: 04/30/07
Disappointing to say the least. Did not care for the texture, I prefer the original Toll House recipe over any and all others.