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.
Cream butter, eggs, sugars and vanilla until fluffy.
Sift baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour. I use a fine mesh strainer to sift my dry ingredients.
Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until just blended.
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.
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.
They are crisp on the edges but have a very soft center. Just like the originals were when heated in the microwave.
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
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 artofthepie.com)