Classic Famous Amos Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Famous Amos cookies are a beloved treat, known for their soft texture, chewy center, and generous chocolate chips. This recipe captures the essence of those classic cookies, allowing you to bake a batch of nostalgia right at home.


Mini Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Famous Amos Style
Mini Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Famous Amos Style

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

    2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes with an electric mixer.

    3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix!

    5. Fold in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.

    6. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space for spreading.

    7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are slightly soft.

    8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Yield: Approximately 2 dozen cookies

    Nutrition Facts (per cookie):

    Calories: 230

  • Fat: 12g (saturated 6g)
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (sugar 18g)
  • Protein: 2g

  • Please note: This is an approximate nutritional value based on a single serving. Actual values may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.


    There’s a reason why Famous Amos cookies have remained a favorite for so long. They’re simple to make, incredibly delicious, and perfect for sharing with friends and family. So next time you’re craving a sweet treat, whip up a batch of these classic cookies and enjoy a taste of nostalgia!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use different types of chocolate chips?

    Absolutely! You can substitute semisweet chocolate chips with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate chips, or even a mixture of different kinds. You can also use chopped nuts, dried fruit, or butterscotch chips for a unique twist.

    2. How can I make these cookies gluten-free?

    There are several gluten-free flour alternatives available at most grocery stores. Look for a gluten-free flour blend that contains xanthan gum for best results.

    3. My cookies are too soft. What went wrong?

    There are a couple of possibilities. First, make sure you didn’t overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to a softer cookie. Secondly, ensure your oven temperature is accurate and the cookies baked for the full recommended time.

    4. Can I freeze the cookie dough?

    Yes, you can! Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet and freeze for at least an hour. Once frozen, transfer the dough balls to a freezer-safe container. They will keep for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, preheat your oven and bake frozen dough for an additional 2-3 minutes.

    5. How can I store leftover cookies?

    Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2 months.