The Cookie Man Is In The Kitchen

Most know him as Famous Amos or The Cookie Man. I am not only a cookie fanatic, but a fan of Wally Amos. We make a lot of desserts in our kitchen, and you just can’t go wrong with cookies. Wally has such a inspirational story and has made a name for himself. It was a treat to have him show us some of his secrets!


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Wally gets ready to add the chocolate chips


* 1 pound butter or margarine
* 4 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
* 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
* 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 8 ounces Island Princess Macadamia Nuts
* 36 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix first seven ingredients until thoroughly creamed. Add flour to creamed mixture slowly and a little at a time. Once batter is mixed, add Island Princess Hawaii macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. Be careful not to overmix batter to prevent batter from turning dark from the chocolate chips. Put batter in airtight container and chill overnight.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook on parchment paper or coated cookie sheet for about 10 minutes.

Makes about 300 bite-sized cookies.

Watch episodes with Wally Amos and other guests on Cooking Hawaiian Style on OC16 On Demand channels 14 & 1014 or on Channels 12 and 1012 at the following times: Monday: 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday: 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 4:30 a.m.; Thursday: 9:30 a.m.; Friday: noon; Saturday: 5 p.m.; Sunday: 2:30 p.m. Visit for more of Wally’s recipes.