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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: CLOSE TO FAMOUS AMOS-STYLE CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIE Reply with quote

Hello all!
After experimenting quite a few times,I must say that I am getting quite close to the Famous Amos cookie recipe....
It is nothing similar to the recipe that's been circulating around in the internet,just results of my many trials and tests.
Please follow the instructions accordingly otherwise the taste and fragrance will be lost.
Lastly,those who are allergic to nuts may leave out the ground almonds but the ground almonds is what creates better texture.

YOU NEED:
250g salted butter,softened
200g light brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coffee oil (obtained from Sun Lik, this is the one that gives the cookie its distinctive fragrance and makes prople wonder,hmm what is that? but they usually cannot tell what it is) Smile love
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats,processed to bits in a chopper
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup of your favourite nuts,chopped finely (optional)
1 pack of Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips OR chocolate chunks (don't use cheap chocolate chips,the flavour is compromised)
300g self-raising flour

HOW:
this is the most important step,at least 2 hours before,or the night before,beat the egg with the vanilla and the coffee oil to infuse.
I usually do this the night before,refrigerate it then bring it to room temperature before baking.

Preheat oven to 160C.

To the softened butter,beat in the sugar and the salt to combine. Beat in the egg and stir in the processed oats,ground almonds,optional chopped nuts and the chocolate chunks. Sift the flour and fold it in,this dough will not be too stiff but not too wet either.

For small cookies,place half-tsp of the dough,spaced slightly apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 9 to 10 minutes.

For large cookies, place rounded tbsp of the dough spaced apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 22 minutes.

Cool completely and let it sit overnight in an airtight container,this is for the flavour and fragrance to develop further.
Eat one freshly made and one the day after,there is a difference!

Best enjoyed with a glass of cold milk or a cup of unsweetened Earl Grey tea... Very Happy

This is a self-created recipe.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stefanie

Gee, this seems more challenging to make... but tempted to try.

I don't have a chopper to grind the oats. Do you think I can get similar results by toasting and then pounding them?

Or any other substitutes?

TIA
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liz...no doubt it is a bit more challenging however the results are well worth it!

Yes...toasting then pounding them will be a good idea...however make sure your pounder is free from any garlic/chilli odour!
Remember to not totally reduce them to powder...just broken up will do... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stef

wanna ask you..can totally omit nuts and oats and have just chocolate only? Coz my niece is allergic to nuts.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wut bout raisins Gina?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gina....you can omit it and add a little more flour but then it will compromise on the texture of the cookie leh....cos the ground almonds and oats will really make a difference...however if an allergy is in the way,go ahead and omit it....yes,raisins will give a lovely flavour too!

You really must get the coffee oil essence from Sun Lik though...

On a side note,visited Jones The Grocer yesterday....bought a bottle of maple extract...fantastic fragrance and flavour! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deat Steph,
I've sent u a PM. I hopes u do rec'd.

I love this recipe very much. Should u managed to come up with a even more famous amos- alike cookies recipe ^^ I hope u'll be able to share with me by emailing me as i dun come to the forum very often and might miss this thread =p

thank you...muuaakkkk!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Khim,yes I have seen your PM,just replied!

I will email you when my next experiment succeeds...heehee!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the cookies! used white chocolates and macadamia nuts. thanks for sharing the recipe.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stefanie, i abit dun understand your impt step. that means i must beat the egg and coffee oil together and let it sit for at least 2 hrs or the night before i can start beating butter etc???
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed it,Sandy!

Elaine, yes...you are right!
But if you let it sit overnight,leave it in the fridge.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oic... by the way, i must beat the egg and coffee oil all that to what stage? sound v chim.. hehe
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

elaine9499 wrote:
oic... by the way, i must beat the egg and coffee oil all that to what stage? sound v chim.. hehe


I used a fork and mix/beat till combined. Not sure if this is correct though..but the cookies turned out yummy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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