Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a copy-cat version of the little Famous Amos cookies that are just perfect to dunk in milk or enjoy with your morning coffee.  I made a couple changes in my own baking so see the notes at the bottom for the info.  Turned out pretty good…. not exactly like the store bought cookies but pretty close.  Nice thing about this recipe is that you get a lot of little cookies out of the small amount of ingredients you use.  Rather frugal, I think.


1/2 C. shortening

1/4 (1/2 stick) butter – softened

1/2 C. dark brown sugar

1/2 C. granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 C. milk

 2 C. all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1-1/4 C. mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix together wet ingredients + the sugars until light and fluffy.  Sift together dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.

Measure 1 tsp of dough and roll into a ball.  Press onto a baking sheet until the ball is 1/2 the height of the ball.  You could use the floured bottom of a glass but I  just wet my fingers and it worked fine.  Bake 15-17 minutes until very light brown and crispy.

Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.  Makes about 100 little cookies.

NOTE:  when I made these, I had very sticky dough (humidity perhaps?) and ended up adding another 1/2 cup of flour to make the cookie dough ‘rollable’.  I also had no mini chocolate chips so I took some regular choc chips and smashed them in a baggie til they resembled mini choclate chips.


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