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Sunday, 19 May 2013

"Almost" Famous Amos Chocolate Chips Cookies

Hi everyone, how have you all been doing?  I'm sorry for not updating my blog for so long...... I have been lazy to sit in front of the computer to do posting eventhough I have been busy cooking and baking yummy good food for my family here in Auckland.

Lately it has been raining almost everyday here; and instead I just stay at home reading and browsing cookbooks.

Today post is Chocolate Chips Cookies.  I have wanted to bake this back at home this "Almost" Famous Amos Chocolate Chips Cookies for so long but I was afraid that I couldn't finish this cookies all by myself as I am not a big fan of chocolate chips cookies.  So since I am here and my niece is always pestering for chocolate chips cookies, so I grab this opportunities to make it for her.

I wanted to make half of the recipe and I am glad I didn't.  This chocolate chips cookies are SO GOOD and crunchy.  I LOVE IT and in fact I can say I am in love this chocolate cookies!  I am going to make this again and again........



"Almost" Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe sourced & adapted from BisousAtoi 


Ingredients
250g salted butter, softened
200g light brown sugar  (I only used 150g and I still find a little too sweet)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coffee oil (this is the one that gives the cookie its distinctive fragrance)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats, processed to bits in a chopper
1/4 cup ground almond
1/2 cup of your favourite nuts, chopped finely (optional, here I used walnuts)
1 pack of Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks (I used abt 250g)
300g self-raising flour
 

Method
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.


   





I've asked my niece how she like the cookies?  And her reply is......."SO YUMMY and DELICIOUS!"

So crunchy....... and I have become a chocolate chips cookies addict now!  



36 comments:

  1. I seldom made cookies except CNY, glad that your family members enjoyed this cookie. And seem you having good time in NZ, good for you.

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  2. I'm actually not a great fan of Amos cookies but you've changed my mind. The crunchy chocolate cookies look so yummilicious! Will definitely try to make these soon.

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  3. Looks so yummy! Homemade cookies are always best!

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  4. Mel, I think they are also good to dip into hot milo? Hehehe! Cookies are very "laku" in my family as I have two hyperactive kids here. Sydney is very cold though not raining. Have to wear socks all the time! Good to hear from you~

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  5. hi mel, hope you are having a wonderful time in auckland. i eat all sort of cookies but only minimal amount. let me bookmark first.

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  6. Looks delish, mel. I'm definitely going to check this recipe out ^^! Does it taste or smell like famous amos cookies because of the coffee oil?
    You must nt reduce the sugar any further, mel.. it's the sugar that makes the cookies crunchy n airy like fa cookies. 150g is ok.. any lesser, you may lose that texture.. trust me, I ve actually experimented with different sugar levels.. just bear with the sweetness ^^
    Am I imagining or hv you managed to 'accumulate' new kitchen ware? ^^ nice!

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    1. Hi hui
      Yes indeed it do smell great even while baking in the oven. The coffee oil do wonders to bring out the aroma. I cant imagine if I were to add the whole 200g sugar in. I think 150g is just ok for me. I bake ccc before but i find the previous ones either too soft or too gooey which is not my type of cookies texture. I like crunchy and crispy. Ha...you noticed! Here i can get many beautiful cake stands and bakewares. Only if I can bring all back home at one go. Hehe....

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  7. Mel, I am bookmarking this recipe! But I don't think I can get coffee oil.

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  8. I think in my teens, there was a recipe circulating around claiming it's Famous Amos cookies. Been so long ago, wonder if this is the same one. Would love to try this!

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  9. Hi Mel, i tried making choc chip cookies before but failed miserably, but i will try this one. Beats buying the real thing that is so expensive!

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  10. Hi Mel! Glad that you are enjoying some relaxation. I am not much of a cookie fan but only because I know that at my age I must be careful what goes in my mouth. I do bake cookies though for the cookie fans in the house. This is such a nice recipe because of the added oats and almonds. A definite must try.

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  11. Saw this on FB...
    I can imagine the freshly baked cookies aroma wafting through your kitchen :D
    yummm

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  12. As my children get older, they started to request dessert recipes. It used to be ME deciding what to make but I didn't expect my choice is not always first choice! >_< chocolate chip cookies are always higher on top of the list they like to eat. These look yum!!

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  13. Hi Mel! Good to know that you are cooking/baking again over there!

    Why "almost"? :D

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  14. Hi Mel,
    Coffee oil is new to me. I'm not sure whether have I seen them before or not!
    Your cookies looks wonderful, my kids would love this, the crunchier the better!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Famous Amos cookies are so expensive. Better to DIY and can reduce the sugar too...mmm don't mind having some of yours now!

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  16. These look so yummy, I can tell from the pics how crunchy they must be!

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  17. Hi Mel :) Like you, I too was on a long blogging break. Not posting, but of course, still cooking, baking and EATING!! haha. These cookies look very light and crunchy, and so loaded with chocolate chips! If in front of me, I know I cannot resist!!

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  18. These cookies look really crunchy! Must be delicious!

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  19. Mel, this is my favourite FA cookies!!!!! your cookies look crunchy and delicious.
    I have bookmarked it. May I know what is coffee oil? thank you :)

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  20. Hi Mel,
    Your cookies look so good.
    Wish I can a some now!
    mui

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  21. Hi Mel, this is one of the most addictive cookies. Best to go with a cup of coffee. Anymore left? :))

    Have a nice day.

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  22. They look incredible. Can't wait to make them.

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  23. Hi Mel,

    How long should I beat egg, vanilla and coffee oil? Going to make this soon :)

    Thanks,
    Ling

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    1. Hi Ling, just mix these three ingredients with fork till combine will do.

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    Hi Mel

    How many pcs does your recipe yields? Also, I do not have food processor, will it affect the taste if I add the oats directly to the ingredients?

    Thanks,
    Serene

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    1. Hi Serene
      It all depends how big or small spoonful (either in teaspoon or tablespoon) you place to bake on your baking tray. It probably yields more than 50 pcs. It is alright to add the oats as it is instead of process it to small bits.

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  25. Hi Mel

    How many pcs does the recipe yields?

    Thanks!!

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    1. Well, it is about more than 50 pcs (depending you scooping it in teaspoon or in tablespoon)

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  26. Hi Mel, what is coffee oil? Is it the same as coffee essence?

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    1. Coffee oil more or less same like coffee essence. If you can't find coffee oil, you can use the essence or coffee paste.

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  27. hi.. May I know what kind of oat you use? instant or roll oat?

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  28. Hi,
    May I know which oat to use? Thanks

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  29. Im using instant oat in this recipe.

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