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I’m a real sucker for Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies so I looked up recipes that claim to be Famous Amos cookie-worthy back in university. When I hit upon this recipe and tried it out, while I’m not 100% sure it tastes exactly like the famed cookie, it comes pretty close and definitely hits the spot. I can’t remember where I got this recipe from, but when I do come across it again I’ll put up the credits here.

As today is Valentine’s day, thought I’d put this up along with a brownie recipe made a little more special as it comes in the shape of a heart ;D

Ingredients (yields 4-6 dozen cookies)

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter (if its salted, then forego the salt later on in the recipe)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


First, thoroughly cream the sugars, butter, milk, oil and vanilla essence.20140214-112121.jpg

Then, add in the dry ingredients and mix well before adding in the chocolate chips. Mix in the chocolate chips with a spatula, try not to do it with your mixer unless you want the chips thoroughly incorporated into the batter -___-20140214-112135.jpg

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celsius and place some baking paper on top of some baking trays/cookie sheets.

And now, the fun part! Using a teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto the sheets like so. Leave around 1.5 inches of space between each cookie as it will expand in the oven.20140214-112148.jpg

If you like the chocolate chips to be less visible, you can hide the chips in the dough. It will come out nice and even once cooked with little chocolate surprises when you bite into it. You can even make shapes with the cookies. Try making heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s day ;D


Pop it into the oven for around 8-12 minutes. For it to be crunchy, leave it in for longer, it should brown slightly around the edges. If you like chewy cookies, bake it for 8-9 minutes. The crunchy ones last longer though.20140214-112227.jpg

Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.20140214-112239.jpg

Repeat with the rest of the dough.20140214-112249.jpg

Isn’t this jar cute? I got it from Muji. Super rustic.20140214-112303.jpg

Please remember to let it cool completely before storing the cookies in the jar. Otherwise the chocolate will still be all melted and gooey and will smudge the inside of the jar. Not a pretty sight. 20140214-112318.jpg

And here it is, the final product!20140214-112330.jpgHappy Valentine’s day!!! Brownie recipe next up.