ROSE'S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Does anyone remember Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies when they were hard to find and exotic? They were bite size, crunchy cookies that for me had just the right amount of everything. Gosh I loved Famous Amos when I was a kid. Rose, your chocolate chip cookies remind me of Famous Amos. I researched their history to find that (per Wikipedia) “On March 10, 1975, Amos took the advice of some friends, and with $25,000 from singers Marvin Gaye and Helen Reddy, he opened a cookie store at 7181 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, naming it "Famous Amos". In the first year he sold $300,000 worth of cookies, followed by more than $1,000,000 in sales in the store's second year of operation. By 1982 the company's revenues reached $12 million.” Marvin Gaye and Helen Reddy!! Can you believe those $$$?
MAKING THE COOKIE DOUGH
- After browning and cooling the butter
- Toasting the nuts
- Making the cookie dough, I refrigerated it overnight.
ROLL THE COOKIE DOUGH INTO BALLS
- Now that I’m back on the Weight Watchers wagon (deep breath), I made these cookies half the size Rose suggests, so in the end I made (42) 1” cookies (4 WW points for each tiny cookie!!!) (very deep breath). I weighed out 15 grams per cookie—about the size of a Canadian Toonie (and a Famous Amos).
BAKING THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- They baked in about 8 minutes.
- Tasting them I had be strict with myself.
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