Almost Famous-Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


So many bloggers have been crazy about this cookie recipe, some claimed it is similar to Famous Amos cookies, others hold on to this recipe, saying it's the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. So I gave it a try. 

Recipe adapted from bisousatoi
Do have a look at my baking notes below.

Makes 60-75 cookies depending on size and thickness.


1 egg
1/2 teaspoon coffee flavour/extract/oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups/300g self-raising flour (or 2 cups all purpose + 2 and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder)

250g unsalted butter (good quality butter and not margarine)
1 cup of brown sugar (around 150-200g)
1 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cups nestum/ground oats
1/4 cups of grounded almond
1/2 cups of nuts, chopped (almond, walnut, hazelnut, macadamia, anything that you desire)
1/2 cups of good quality chocolate chips (I am using Hershey semi sweet choc chips, you may add more if you wish, perhaps 1 cup)


At least 2 hours or the night before, beat egg with vanilla & coffee oil to infuse. If done the night before, refrigerate & then bring it to room temperature before mixing. 

Preheat oven to 160C. 

Beat butter, sugar & salt to combine. Beat in egg and stir in the processed oats, ground almond, chopped nuts (if used) and the chocolate chips / chunks. Sift flour and fold it in. 

For small cookies, place half tsp dough, spaced slightly apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 9 to 10 minutes. For large cookies, place rounded tbsp of the dough spaced apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 22 minutes. (I placed 10g dough for each cookie & baked for about 20 minutes.) 

Cool completely before serving.  To allow the flavour and fragrance to develop further, store cookies in an airtight container overnight before serving.

1. Mix the egg, vanilla and coffee extract.
2. Allow the flavour to infuse the egg bby leaving the mixture in the fridge 2 hours or overnight prior to making the cookies.
3. Add the softened butter to the brown sugar.
4. Mix well.
5. Add in the infused egg.
6. Stir well.

1. After mxing the eggs and the butter and sugar, you should get sth like this.
2. Add in the nestum/oats and the grounded almond.
3,4. Chop the nuts
5. Add nuts into mixture.
6. Add chocolate chips into mixture

1. Sift the flour and baking powder.
2. Add them to the mixture.
3. Stir with a spatula.
4. You should get a yummy cookie dough.
5.Wrap it in plastic wrap.
6.Place in fridge and leave it overnight for flavor to develop (according to Luksunshine on Youtube)--please read my baking notes below.

1. Remove the wrap and bring dough to room temperature.
2. Roll out small dough balls about 1 teaspoon.
3. Place dough balls on baking paper.
4. Press down slightly.
5. Bake them at 160 degree celsius for 25 minutes.
6. Cool the cookies before placing them in containers.
My own baking notes:

  • I made my cookie balls a little too big and too thick, I suggest making thinner cookies by pressing down the cookie balls before baking them because they didn't melt down as much as I thought and the first batch come out with a dome shaped and isn't as crispy because it was too thick. 
  • I totally forget to infuse the egg for 2 hours and my cookies didn't came out as fragrant. So don't skip that step!!
  • I use unsalted butter for this recipe. You can use salted butter but then you don't need to add salt afterwards. 
  • I topped my cookies with come almond nibs and walnuts. 
  • I personally think that the taste subside a little after keeping it in the fridge overnight, the cookie dough just doesn't taste as rich as the night before. So I guess next time, I'll just baked right away. 
  • I place in the nuts and oats first and add in the flour after wards to ensure even mixing of the nuts. 
  • The recipe demand for coffee oil and I have no idea where to get that. But coffee extracts works well too according to some bloggers. 
  • I will definitely consider adding more oats, choc chips and nuts to it next time. I like it to be a little more chunky.

Chocolate chips!!


It doesn't really looked like Famous Amos, but it still looks good.
Personally, I don't think this recipe come close to Famous Amos cookies. These homemade cookies are more dense and compact, less crispy and less fragrant. Its not easy to recreate Famous Amos cookie recipe but this one does have that distinctive caramel coffee flavor to it. I definitely like this recipe and will remake them in the future, perhaps with a little modification. 

How original famous amos cookies look like.

Have a try at home!! Signing off with love. 

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