Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Famous Amos...not quite

"Samantha!!! U try this recipe...if it works hor, save some for me ya!"

My adorable colleague, Rachel, purposely intercom me during working hours and 'reminded' me about the email which she had forwarded to me earlier....DA FAMOUS AMOS RECIPE....well...not quite there yet...for me

I guess Rachel has been brain washed by me and an ex colleague of mine, Fair Banana, to indulge in these fattening, unhealthy yet delicious and addictive cookies. I can survive solely on bread, water and cookies...while Fair Banana who can give you a clown smile (i.e. wide smile) even when she felt the whole world is collapsing on her IF YOU FEED HER WITH TUBS OF ICE CREAMS AND CAKES AND COOKIES AND THE SIGNIFICANT ONE...BREAD!!!! Opps...she'll kill me if i expose more of her secretive personality...hahaha!

Oh well...i love them both too much...that's why I've been tempting and feeding them with all my baked cakes and cookies....and what i get in return? SAMANTHA..YOU ARE MAKING ME FAT...haahaha!

To all the courageous (not afraid of F-A-T) consumers, please enjoy the recipe below. Though it isn't 100% replica of Amos cookies, but it's definitely worth a few tries!!!

  • 2 cups of butter- DB used salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal &blend in blender to powdery stage)
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. salt- DB omitted
  • 18 oz. Cadbury bar (grated)- DB omitted
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)- DB omitted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 170 DC. Cream butter and both types of sugar till pale yellowish in color. Add in eggs, followed by vanilla extract to the butter mixture and beat well. Sift in flour, baking soda and baking powder (& salt if you are using it) into the butter eggy mixture. Add oatmeal, grated chocolate, chocolate chips and nuts into the mixture. Using the spiral beater, mix all the ingredients on medium speed until well mixed. Drop teaspoonful of cookie dough onto the baking sheets, leaving a gap of 2cm in between the cookies. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Verdict: I love them...but it's way too sweet for me...you might want to reduce to 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Dunk them in a cup of cold milk...mmm yummy!!!!

No comments: