3/4 pound butter or margarine 3/4 cup shortening or corn oil 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups flour 7 ounces flaked coconut 1 package (12 ounce size) semisweet chocolate chips 6 ounces pecans, broken
Combine as listed and shape into 2" balls 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. Transfer at once from baking sheets to paper toweling to cool. These freeze well either before or after baked.
198 calories, 12 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams proteinper serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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I thought these were really good so I'm not sure what I might have done differently as I think I followed the recipe exactly. I did use a little less pecans because I only had 4 ounces. The cookies turned out fine and I thought they had good flavor. I baked them for 13-15 minutes. The first batch was definitely closer to 15 but as the oven stayed hot they needed a little less time.
Guest Foodie July 1, 2013 REVIEW:
I thought these were ok but nothing spectacular.
Sharon September 21, 2008 COMMENT: "Famous Amos" was on a talk show many years ago and basically said that his recipe was the Toll House Cookie recipe -- right off the bag of chocolate chips.
Guest February 13, 2008 COMMENT: This recipe doesn't work for me AT ALL! I follow the recipe carefully and it didn't work.. I does it twice... The first time, too sweet and too hard... The second time, still sweet although I've cut down the sugar and too soft...
New Cook December 20, 2006 REVIEW:
4 cups is definitely enough! If anyone has tried Famous Amos cookies before, you'll know that it's not supposed to have too much flour in it.
This recipe worked great for me - almost exactly like the real thing!
Member since: Feb 16, 2004
warmonger69 February 16, 2004 REVIEW:
this recipe is the greatest. BUT... it needs a little work. you need 5 cups of flour (four is nowwhere near enough), and you only cook it for 12 minutes (15 and you have charcoal). but as for the flavor it is the best. it may look odd when you first start but just keep going.