Sunday, May 10, 2015

This Cookie Recipe is similar to but better than Famous Amos Cookies

Getting your fresh baked cookie fix from Famous Amos?

Hang in there. Why not bake some yourself!

We're crazy Famous Amos fans, however after I started baking this recipe we love it so much that we'll never get our cookie fix at Famous Amos unless I'm terribly busy. With our standard set high after consuming my homebaked version, we dropped by Famous Amos to get some when we're traveling, most of the time no much nuts or no chocolate chips or enough butterscotch taste!

Homemade is always the best, no matter there is labor required & the cost is way higher with the ingredients sourced~


Base Cookie Dough Ingredients:
1 Egg
0.5 teaspoons of Vanilla Essense
1 teaspoons of Coffee Emulco
250g Salted Butter
200g Brown Sugar (if you want the cookie sweet add 50g to 80g more depending on your preference)
0.5 teaspoon of Salt
100g Ground Nestum or Ground Almond or Ground Oatmeal
290g All Purpose Flour
10g Baking Powder
10g Baking Soda

Step By Step
1. Beat Egg with Coffee Emulco or Vanilla Essence in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Sift All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, beat Salted Butter, Brown Sugar & Salt until all the crystal melt and combine.
4. Pour in the beaten Egg mixture and mix well.
5. Pour in the Sifted Flour mixture and fold till well combine.
6. Pour in Nestum or Ground Almond and fold till well combine.
7. Pour in the ingredients you love (our suggestions below) and fold till evenly distributed.
8. Place in the fridge to chill for minimum 2 hours to let the flavor infuse.
9. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
10. Roughly roll the cookie dough and place on the baking sheet.
11. Place in the oven to bake until golden brown.
12. Cool completely before serving.

Full recipe:
0.5 teaspoon of cookie dough yields approx 160pcs. Bake for about 8 minutes.
1 teaspoon of cookie dough yields approx 80pcs. Bake for about 16 minutes.
1 tablespoon of cookie dough yields approx 50pcs. Bake for about 22 minutes.

Some Extra Tips Below:
- Recommended to mix the dough and let it chill overnight in the fridge.
- Leave it on the counter top to bring it back to room tempreture before baking.
- You can store the mixed cookie dough (well wrapped) in the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days.
- It's important that the 100g of Nestum or Almond or Oatmeal is Ground this an ingredient that will affect the structure of your cookie, as not grounding it will lead to a flatter cookie. My observations: Ground Nestum is light & cookies will turn out flat. Ground Almond is similarly light & cookies will turn out slightly flat. Ground Oatmeal is slightly healtier and heavier & cookies will turn out with beautiful cookie structure as per above picture.
- Coffee Emulco can be replaced with Vannilla Essence. However, this is the key ingredient that makes the cookie smell and taste like Famous Amos.
- If you're using a mixer, remember to do remove and manually fold in the Chocolate Chips and Macadamia.
- Remember space it slightly apart to let the cookie have space to brown evenly.
- To allow the flavour and fragrance to develop further, store cookies in an airtight container overnight before serving.

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Below is my creations hopefully it'll inspire you. You may split the base cookie dough is 2 parts and half the portion as per suggested below for more varieties. Hope you all will love this recipe.

Butterscotch Chips with Pecan Cookie
1 cup Butterscotch Chips
1 cup chopped Pecan

Chocolate Chips with Pecan Cookie
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped Pecan

Cranberries Almond Cookie
1 cup Dried Cranberries
1 cup chopped Almonds

Chocolate Chips Cashew Nuts Cookies
1 cup Chocolate Chips
0.5 cup of Dried Coconut
This picture below is x2 of these ingredients out of greed. Just add as suggested here.

Chocolate Chips Coconut Cookie
1 cup Chocolate Chips
0.5 cup of Dried Coconut
This picture below is x2 of these ingredients out of greed. Just add as suggested here.

Macadamia with Chocolate Chips Cookie
1 cup of chopped Macadamia
1 cup Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Cookie
1 cup Rolled Oatmeal or Instant Oatmeal
1 cup Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal Raisins Cookie
1 cup Rolled Oatmeal or Instant Oatmeal
1 cup Black Currant Raisins
This picture below is x2 of these ingredients out of greed. Just add as suggested here.

Triple Chocolate Cookie
Just add 30g of Cocoa Powder to the flour and sift to make the Base Cookie Dough Chocolate Cookie.
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup of White Chocolate Chips


Coming Soon~
Blueberry Pecan
1 cup of Dried Blueberry
1 cup of Pecan Nut (chopped)

Blueberry Pretzel
1 cup of Dried Blueberry
1 cup of Pretzel

Butterscotch Pecan
1 cup of Butterscotch Chips
1 cup of Pecan Nut (chopped)

Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter Chips Soft Cookie
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Peanut Butter Chips
Sugar level suggestion:
150g Brown Sugar
50g Sugar

Chocolate Chips & 9 Grain Blend Soft Cookie
1.25 cups of Chocolate Chips
1 cup of 9 Grain Blend (Brown Flax, Flakes of Wheat, Rye, Triticale, Barley, Sesame Seeds, Spelt, Millet, Quinoa)

Chocolate Chips
2 cups of Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chips with Candied Ginger
1 cup of Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Candied Ginger

Chocolate Chips with Dried Cranberry
1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Dried Cranberry
1/2 cup of Cashew (chopped)

Chocolate Chili
45g of Cocoa Powder
0.5 tsp ground Chili (or 20ml Tabasco Chili Sauce or Chili Oil)
0.5 tsp ground Cinnamon
Sift together with the dry mix.

Chocolate Chips Walnut
1 cup of Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Walnut Nut (chopped)

Double Chocolate Chips (Chocolate base cookie and Milk + White Chips)
Add 45g of Cocoa Powder. Sift together with the dry mix.
1 cup of Chocolate Chips
1 cup of White Chocolate Chips

M&M's Cookie
2 cups M&M's
Sugar level suggestion:
120g Brown Sugar
40g Sugar

Mango Cinnamon
1.5 teaspoon Cinnamon (Sift together with the dry mix.)
1 cup of Dried Mango (chopped)

Mango Cranberry Coconut Macadamia
Replace Vanilla Essence with Orange Essence (Optional)
0.5 cup of Dried Mango (chopped)
1 cup of Macadamia Nut (chopped)
0.25 cup of Dried Cranberry
0.25 cup of Coconut Flakes (chopped)

Mango White Chocolate Oatmeal
0.5 cup of White Chocolate Chips
0.5 cup of Dried Mango (chopped)
1 cup of Rolled Oatmeal

Peanut Butter
2 cups of Peanut Butter Chips

Raspberry Cheesecake
Add 100g Cream Cheese to the dough.
1 cup of Dried Red Raspberry
1 cup of White Chocolate Chips

Rocky Road
1 cup of Chocolate Chips
15-20 Large Marshmallows

Toffee Apple
1 cup of Toffee Chips
1 cup of Apple Compote

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
1 cup of White Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Macadamia Nut (chopped)

White Chocolate Mango
1 cup of White Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Dried Mango (chopped)

Chocolate Ginger
1 cup of Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Candied Ginger

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3 comments:

  1. Hi your cookies look amazing! Just wanted to ask you, for the cookies, would you recommend using oatmeal or nestum to get better flavour and texture? And what brand of oatmeal did you use? What type? Thank you so much!

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  2. What kind of oats did you grind for the base cookie dough recipe?

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  3. cant seem to find emulco coffee anywhere in Melbourne! any ideas?

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