I got this recipe from a co-worker some years ago - it makes a nice large batch!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
72
Yield:
4 - 6 dozen
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thoroughly cream sugars, margarine, oil, egg, milk and vanilla.

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  • Add dry ingredients, nuts and chocolate chips.

  • Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-12 minutes. (Cookies are light in color when done.)

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 9.4mg 3% DV; sodium 70.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2006
these are really great but they turned out rather crumbly. i've since edited the recipe slightly and posted step-by-step instructions as well as pictures to guide each step of the way.. do visit to view the updated recipe. =) Happy holidays Everyone! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2003
I guess I was expecting this to taste like a Famous Amos cookie. No where even close to it. It's an ok cookie kind of blah for me.It was to cakey for a proper choc. chip cookie. It tastes absolutely nothing like a Famous Amos. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2006
these are really great but they turned out rather crumbly. i've since edited the recipe slightly and posted step-by-step instructions as well as pictures to guide each step of the way.. do visit to view the updated recipe. =) Happy holidays Everyone! Read More
(478)
Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2003
I guess I was expecting this to taste like a Famous Amos cookie. No where even close to it. It's an ok cookie kind of blah for me.It was to cakey for a proper choc. chip cookie. It tastes absolutely nothing like a Famous Amos. Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2006
This is an awesome recipe. They really do taste like Famous Amos cookies. It's also a kid-friendly recipe. My 8 year old had no problem/or questions while making this recipe. Good thing it makes a large batch. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2007
I hate that I didn't read the reviews first. This is not the Famous Amos cookie recipe at all. Also the fact that they are "light in color" is not typical of a Famous Amos cookie. That should have been a giveaway. The cookies are a little too crumbly the original Famous Amos recipe was a cookie that was cake-like moist but had a firmness to it. Will not make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
I have made this cookies many many times for my family and they just love it especially with the kids. But I cut down on the sugar and so I ommit the white sugar.We pefer the cookies to be cruncy so I bake it for any extra 1o mins and it turn out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2011
Not only have I never had a Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie before I also didn t care whether this recipe produced a cookie that tasted like one or not. Truth be told I always give a second glance to cookie recipes with cream of tartar and oil (and generally confectioners sugar is in there too) because I like the texture of the cookies made with those ingredients. These cookies turned out just how I expected. They re light and crispy on the edges soft in the middle and maybe just a little greasier (I wish there was a better way of describing that characteristic but I have word block right now). They re not dry or crumbly let s put it that way. I used Nestle Buncha Crunch (little nuggets of Nestle Crunch bars) not because I thought they d be better than chocolate chips and walnuts but only because I had them to use. I love these cookies. I wouldn t say they re better than others I ve tried because they re different than some of my other favorites. If this indeed is what Famous Amos cookies taste like and if I was so inclined to buy cookies rather than making them I d buy these.:) Addendum: Hubs who is notoriously stingy with 5-star ratings rated these as such without even prompting him for an opinion. Because they're different he said. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
I just made these and my family loved them. I Didnt change a thing. This is a keeper; I have been looking for a recipe that is like the ones that I make at school and these are it. Thanks for the recipe. =) =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
So easy & tastes just like the real thing! I found that it takes about 15 minutes per batch not 8-12 as in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2007
i wanted to omit the white sugar but it wasnt sweet enough. so i added the white sugar at the end. the cookie dough became to dry and crumbly so I added some milk and honey. turned out pretty close to famous amos cookies:) Read More
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