Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Famous Amos alike Chocolate Chip Cookies


I've been so unmotivated of late. It's been my vacation but all I've been doing is resting. I guess I've been too tired during school term. Being free this afternoon and having already washed my kitchen twice this morning, I was determined to bake something. 

I chanced upon this Famous Amos alike recipe online when doing my research and I decided to give it a try! This recipe is tasty but if I were to bake it again, I'm bound to add in my favourite stuff like butterscotch chips and pecans! Despite being teaspoon sized, these cookies were larger than their famous cousin as the baking soda did probably help them spread a little. Now, I need to hunt for butterscotch chips! 



This recipe is fairly simple so I'd rate it a difficulty level 2 out of 5! It took me about 1.5 hours to bake 100 cookies. 



This recipe was adapted from Crazy for Crust

Famous Amos alike Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
This recipe yields 90 - 100 cookies

113g shortening
113g unsalted butter (room temperature)
220g brown sugar
100g castor sugar
2 eggs (about 55 - 60g)
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
4 tbsp milk
512g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
250g mini chocolate chips (you may also use regular sized ones but probably use 350g)

Method

Preheat oven to 175 degree Celsius. 

Into the mixing bowl, add butter, shortening and 2 sugars.

Prepare all other ingredients. 

Prepare the flour too.

Mix the sugars, butter and shortening till well creamed. 

Add in vanilla bean paste, eggs and milk.

Mix well.

Add in baking soda and salt. Mix well.

Add in 1/2 portion of flour and mix gently. 

When most of the flour has been mixed in, add in the other half of the flour.

Mix well. You should get something like this.

Add in chocolate chips and mix well using a spatula. 

Nicely mixed!

Using 2 teaspoons, spoon a teaspoon portion of cookie dough onto the baking tray lined with baking sheet. Spread out the cookies! 

Bake for 12 - 13 minutes till cookies are brown. 
Remove tray from oven and allow the cookies to cook on the baking tray for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to continue cooling. 

Once the cookies have cooled down, store them in an air-tight container or chow down! It's been my great pleasure blogging recipes once again. It's almost like igniting this flame that has gone out for quite a while. What other recipes would you like to see on The Baking Biatch? Drop me a suggestion here! (: 

26 comments:

  1. Hi Cynthia, can I use my left over shortening bought from KCT for snow skin mooncakes on this recipe?

    Thanks
    HT

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    1. Hello HT!

      Yeah! That's exactly what I did too!

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  2. Hi! May i know where to get shortening? :)

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    1. hello irene,

      you can get them from baking shops like phoon huat

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  3. Can I ask what can I use instead of shortening?

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    1. Hello,

      you may use butter but the taste will differ... shortening is what makes it so good (:

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  4. Hi can I ask what can I use instead of shortening as its a little difficult to get here , i m not in Singapore.

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    1. Hello,

      you may use butter but the taste will differ... shortening is what makes it so good (:

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  5. hi cynthia,

    can i know why my cookie centre like abit soft???

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    1. Hello! sorry for having missed your comment. Did you leave it out for a long time?

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  6. Hi Cynthia, i shared this recipe of yours on FB's Baking's Corner when someone asked for Almost Famous Amos cookie recipe. May i know the setting type for the oven to bake? Is it fan-forced, top/bottom heat? TIA.

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    1. Hello!

      thanks for sharing! I used a fan forced oven for this recipe :)

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  7. Hi Cynthia, if i want to add cocoa powder to this recipe, do i hv to reduce the amount of plain flour used? TIA.

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    1. Hello! I've not tried it but I do believe you can do a 1 for 1 replacement.

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  8. Hi Cynthia, do you bake all your cookies together? How many trays can I bake at once?

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    1. hello Joanna,

      I think I baked it a tray at once for even baking.

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  9. Hi Cynthia,

    does shortening have to be stored in the fridge?

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  10. Hi Cynthia

    What kind of milk do you use? Fresh milk will do?

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  11. Hi! I've tried the cookies but it doesn't really taste like famous Amos but the texture is similar. I'm not using the electric mixer but a wooden spoon to mix. Will there be any difference? I've also 1/2 the amount of ingredients. Wouldn't affect I hope?

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    1. hello,

      there wouldn't be much difference.. just wondering if you have gotten the same consistency for the dough?

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  12. Hi Cynthia,

    How long it can be keep in the air-tight container ?

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