M

Close

a

Menu

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

by | Dec 12, 2017 | 14 comments

crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-8

My husband and I landed in USA after marriage on a cold March evening. We were super tired and hungry. We reached Homestead suites and my husband informed me that it would be our home for another couple of weeks till we got an apartment. I never knew what a studio was until then. We took a shower and headed out to eat. There wasn’t any restaurant nearby and we did not have a car yet. We landed at Ralphs departmental store after some walking. I was in awe with the kind of things one could find in an American super market. It was big, oh! so big!!! with never ending aisles. We got a lot of snacks and fruits and my very first Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies. I had never tasted chocolate chip cookies until then. The most chocolaty thing that you can get those days in India was the Bourbon chocolate biscuits or a spoonful of bournvita or Maltova that you can sneak from the kitchen shelf. I instantly became a fan of these crisp cookies. My son is even a bigger fan of famous amos cookies. We tried baking these home-made crispy chocolate chip cookies and it was a lot of fun. Lot of nostalgia thinking of December as it can be the best time in USA.

Here is how we did our crispy chocolate chip cookies. Traditionally chocolate chip cookies uses white sugar as well as brown sugar. For this recipe, I have just used plain white sugar as brown sugar will make the cookie a little chewy.

Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. You will need a stand mixer or a hand mixer to do this recipe. I recommend the Kitchen-Aid Hand blender if you are buying new.

Cream the butter (unsalted) and sugar for 3-4 minutes until fluffy. We will need fine granulated sugar for this recipe. I have used just plain sugar for this recipe.
crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-1

Add in the egg and vanilla and beat for another two minutes.
crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-2

Add in the sifted all purpose flour (maida) and baking soda. Beat till the flour is well combined.
crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-3

Add in the chocolate chips and mix well.
crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-4

Note: At this stage the cookie dough can be refrigerated for upto two days and baked whenever necessary. The flavor in fact improves when the dough is rested. Most of the professional bakeries rest their dough over nite before baking. Resting the dough develops the flavor and gives the flour time to absorb the moisture and swell. Also the cookies when baked doesn’t spread too much.
If you do not have time, rest for at-least 30 minutes and proceed with the recipe.

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the cookie on a silpat / parchment lined baking sheet. Using your fingers, slightly flatten the cookie dough. Unlike other dough, this dough does not spread too much while baking.
crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-5

Bake for 12-15 minutes until the top has slightly browned. It will still be a little soft to the touch and will harden as it cools. If the cookie has become slightly brown on the top and the edges, its an indication that the cookie is done. Remove and set aside to cool on a plate. Once the cookies are cool, store in an airtight container for upto a week. It does not last for more than a couple of days at my place.

crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-7

Crispy and crunchy chocolate chip cookies are ready!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-chips-ahoy-1-3

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Copy Cat Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. The cookies are crispy and crunchy and easy to make at home. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 200 grams unsalted butter
  • 150 grams fine granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 400 grams all purpose flour ( Maida)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 150 grams chocolate chip cookies

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter (unsalted) and sugar for 3-4 minutes until fluffy.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat for another two minutes.
  3. Add in the sifted all purpose flour (maida) and baking soda. Beat till the flour is well combined.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and mix well.
  5. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the cookie on a silpat / parchment lined baking sheet. Using your fingers, slightly flatten the cookie dough.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the top has slightly browned. It will still be a little soft and will harden as it cools.
  8. Once the cookies are cool, store in an airtight container for upto a week.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: snack
  • Cuisine: American

crispy-chocolate-chip-cookie-famous-amos-1

14 Comments

  1. Joanne Yeow

    Not sure what I did wrong….I followed your recipe to the tee and my cookies expanded like pancakes instead of staying in shape. Perhaps for my next try, I will eliminate the baking sofa? But the taste is def almost similar to Famous Amos.






    Reply
  2. Vinothini Subramaniam

    Hi Suguna, Can we do. this cookie without egg? What will be substitute?

    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      You can omit the egg but texture will differ.
      You can use flax eggs – refer google for the same.

      Reply
  3. Srilakshmi

    Mam, i am ur follower of ur website and love ur recipes, the way u write it. I tried this recipes, it turned out good, ur cookies is slightly brown at top , but mine is white, do we have to use up and down heating element or only down element. I have morphy richards otg. It has baking option with only down heating element. Toast option with both the elements on which one to use.

    For all ur baking recipes which option u use

    Reply
  4. KK

    Hi there! Will air fryer be good to use this recipe? Thanks a lot!

    Reply
  5. Ruby

    Hi ,
    I was so eager to try this and that I quickly started and after blending butter and sugar I added flour and then realised I missed adding egg and vanilla.. so that’s a blunder here. I still added vanilla and egg and beat them again. I’ve popped into the fridge. Do you think it will be any different from the original recipe?

    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      Hi Ruby, this is a very forgiving recipe. You should be ok.
      Let me know how it turns out.

      Reply
  6. Ruby

    I want to try this today but have only 100 g of butter. Can I halve the recipe? If yes, do we still need to use 1 egg?

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      You can halve everything. Beat an egg and use half of it.

      Reply
  7. Srilakshmi

    Hi Suguna, i tried this recipe and the taste was awesome. Since i wanted to eggless cookie i substituted flax seed powder for eggs. No change in flavour or taste. But i had one problem, the cookie was little greasy when touched. Y is it so?

    Reply
  8. Vijatha Arun Thomas

    Hi akka… cookies are really yumm and really easy to make… thanks alot… how should I store the cookie dough since I didn’t use the whole…






    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      You can store in the fridge or even in the freezer and thaw whenever necessary. Cover with a cling wrap and store for further use.

      Reply
  9. Nandhiniparthiban

    Hi can please tell the measurements in the cup.its in grams and confusing me.

    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      Sorry I dont have the cup measurements. You will need a weighing scale for this recipe.

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.