it takes me about 5 minutes to name today's post. i wrote one, then i erased it, and it keeps going on for 5 minutes until i finally decide to name it "famous amos' chocolate chip cookies". to be honest, i think it still sounds wrong for me because it's not famous amos' real recipe. it's almost. or maybe it's the real famous amos' recipe? man, this is really confusing.
i found this recipe around the blogging neighborhood. there was a story behind this recipe and not only story but also a controversy whether it is true or not. ha ha. i don't really care, what i care is that this cookie taste extremely amazing and unbelievably delicious. i got this recipe from Biskuit Raya through Mbak Regina's blog. she was a member of KBB and has so many great recipes in her blog. this recipe has been so famous since i haven't started blogging and i never thought i will finally make this.
the reason why i made this cookies is simply because i miss famous amos. famous amos has became quite rare here in West Jakarta. fortunately, about 2 weeks ago i went to my favorite supermarket here and find a kiosk that sells famous amos' cookies. love it so much. the only thing that stop me from buying a lot of it is because of the super expensive price. so i guess it would be a waste if everytime i want to eat that cookie, i have to spent that much money. that's why i give that recipe a try and found out that it really really resembles famous amos, both the texture and the taste. try this and i bet you'll think thrice on buying famous amos again.
Almost Famous Amos Cookies
following Mbak Regina's version
115 gr butter, cold and cut into cubes
100 gr caster sugar
90 gr brown sugar
1/2 vanilla extract
100 gr oats, grind to a fine powder, sieved
125 gr plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
150 gr almond, coarsely chopped
150 gr milk chocolate chips
90 gr milk chocolate bar, finely grated
- cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
- add in egg and vanilla, beat until well combined.
- add in flour, salt, oat powder, baking soda, and baking powder. mix until just combined. do not overmix as the cookies may become hard in texture.
- add the chocolate and nut mixture, mix until just combined.
- leave the dough in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
- preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
- lay a baking paper on the cookie sheet.
- take about 1/2 tsp each of the mixture and put on the cookie sheets. leave the dough ball stay high so that it will become crunchier.
- bake for about 10 minutes.
- return the remaining dough to the fridge while waiting for the batch to come out from the oven.
- cool on the cooling tray.
- store in airtight container.
that's all for today's post. you really have to make this once you read this. lol.
thanks for reading, have a very good day!