Copycat Famous Amos Cookie Recipe

I love Famous Amos cookies.  They were really small and came in a bag, filled with chocolate goodness.  The best way to eat these tiny heavenly snacks was to pop them into a microwave for a few seconds, to soften them and warm the chocolate.  Oh my, oh my… best snack… ever.  I stumbled upon this recipe and found the cookies to be very close to the original Famous Amos cookie recipe.  Let me know what you think.

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Step 1:

Cream butter, eggs, sugars and vanilla until fluffy.

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Step 2:

Sift baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.  I use a fine mesh strainer to sift my dry ingredients.

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until just blended.

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Step 3:

Fold in chips.  Then I refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes.  This will keep your cookies from “melting” or spreading out while they bake.

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

Step 4:

Bake at 350 degrees for 7 – 10 minutes.  I bake until golden brown around the edges.  Here’s a hint.  If you want to have these really remind you of Famous Amos Cookies, then make them very small.  I used the smallest scoop I have to make these.

Famous Amos Cookie recipe


They are crisp on the edges but have a very soft center.  Just like the originals were when heated in the microwave.

Famous Amos Cookie recipe

This recipe makes a lot, so either split the recipe in half, or plan to give these as gifts.  A bag tied with a pretty bow makes an ordinary day a very special day!  Your friends will be happy you shared!


1/2 pound butter, softened

2 eggs

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 cups flour

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

(adapted from

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