Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Almost Famous Amos and Very Chocolate Cookies

I find that I'm far far behind in my postings. So to speed up a little. Here's comes another 2 types of chocolate cookies which I baked some time in early January.


I call these the Almost Famous Amos cookies. This recipe was taken from a FB group, but I can't remember the person who posted this recipe as I only took a screenshot of the recipe on my phone. I find it not that Famous Amos yet (so rename as almost!) but it is still a hit for the kids. Sharing the recipe here as I got a small discovery later on.

Almost Famous Amos Cookies

Ingredients:

125g butter
50g brown sugar
40g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
180g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
150g bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
100g walnut, chopped finely (I omitted)

Method:
1. Cream butter and sugars till fluffy.
2. Add vanilla extract and egg, mix well.
3. Fold in sifted cake flour and baking powder,.
4. Add in chopped chocolate and walnut, mix well.
5. Place 1 tsps of cookie doughs on baking tray.
6. Bake at 170 deg C for about 15 minutes till done (adjust time according to the size of the dough).

Recipe adapted from: FB Baking Wonderland


The new discovery is this Very Chocolate Cookies which I bake for my charity bake sale. While searching for chocolate cookies, I found this Nigella's Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. When copying down the recipe, I find it very very familiar. Then I realize it is actually similar to the "Almost Famous Amos Cookies" above! The main differences are that the chocolate is melted instead of chopped and part of the flour is substituted with cocoa powder. Thus, I combined the 2 recipes and tada... the Very Chocolate Cookies (my version) turn out much better than the almost famous amos. At least I prefer this as it is more crunchy and chocolatey.

Very Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

125g butter
50g brown sugar
40g caster sugar
125g bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
150g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
100g chocolate chips (add or reduce according to your preference)

Method:
1. Cream butter and sugars till fluffy.
2. Add in melted chocolate.
3. Add vanilla extract and egg, mix well.
3. Fold in sifted plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder soda and salt.
4. Add in chocolate chips.
5. Place 1 tsps of cookie doughs on baking tray.
6. Bake at 170 deg C for about 15 minutes till done (adjust time according to the size of the dough).

Recipe adapted from: Nigella

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.

11 comments:

  1. Can't never go wrong with chocolate cookies! They look irresisitible.

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  2. What yummy cookies! Am bookmarking this cookie for my next cookie bakes. Like you, I prefer my cookies crunchy rather than chewy. And of course chocolaty!

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  3. thks for sharing, SSB
    i shall try this Nigella's recipe :)

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  4. Hi SSB, I love these two cookies. Like you , I like my cookies to be crunchy . I actually omit the baking powder and baking soda which makes the cookie to be crunchy instead of chewy . ;)

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  5. too good n delicious lovely cookies...

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  6. Both version look so tempting & delicious

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  7. Hi SSB,
    My kids love chocolaty cookies.
    Will try your very chocolate cookies:)

    mui

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  8. Your almost famous cookies look fantastic! I'd love to try your recipe when I have free time :)

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  9. Yum! Your Very Chocolate Cookies sounds decadent. My kids (and I) love anything with chocolate. Can't wait to try your improved version. ;)

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