ROSE’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

ROSE’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
March 10, 2015 Kimberlie

ROSE'S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Rose’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, The Finer Cookie.

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
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    Browned butter.

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    The milk solids that eventually went back into the cookie dough.

  • Toasting the nuts
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    Roughly breaking up the nuts with my hands.

  • Making the cookie dough, I refrigerated it overnight.
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    Cookie dough without the chips or the nuts.

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    Adding the chocolate and nuts.

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).
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    Preparing to bake the chocolate chip cookies.

BAKING THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  • They baked in about 8 minutes.
  • Tasting them I had be strict with myself.
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    Rose’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, The Finer Cookie.

  • WHAT ARE THE ALPHA BAKERS? Here's how it works: once a week, for the next two years, 25 Alpha Bakers commit to baking their way through every recipe of Rose Levy Beranbaum's newly published The Baking Bible. Each week we post our experiences on our blog sites: our successes, our failures, our like and dislikes . The recipes are scheduled in advance so that everyone will be baking the same recipe at the same time. Unfortunately, no recipes can be shared in my Alpha Bakers posts due to publishing restrictions, but if you love to bake, The Baking Bible. is a must-have book. You can see other tutorials for the same recipe at the following link The Baking Bible Alpha Bakers at http://rosesalphabakers.blogspot.ca/.

4 Comments

  1. Rose Levy Beranbaum 5 months ago

    I love you!!!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 5 months ago

      Love back!

  2. evilcakelady 5 months ago

    My high school had a Famous Amos cookie cart! Fresh baked cookies at morning break and lunchtime…it was hard not to buy them everyday! I love the photo of you holding the dough in your hands. It just looks so fun and inviting!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 5 months ago

      Really? A Famous Amos cookie cart? OMG. What luck. Thanks for reading the post.

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