Gloria's Famous Nameless Cookies

  • 3/4 lb. butter
  • 3/4 c. Crisco oil or corn oil
  • 1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. flour
  • 7 oz. pkg. flaked coconut
  • 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. pkg. broken pecans

Combine as listed and shape into 2-inch balls 2-inches part on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Transfer at once from baking sheets to paper toweling to cool.

These freeze well either before or after baked.

Serving: Makes 4 dozen

Source: Gloria Pitzer's Secret Recipes Newsletter

About Famous Amos®


Wally Amos, an Air Force veteran who worked as a talent agent with the William Morris Agency, would send home-baked chocolate chip cookies to celebrities to entice them to meet with him and possibly sign on with William Morris. In March of 1975, Amos took the advice of some friends and opened a cookie store in Los Angeles, California; the store was named "Famous Amos".

The store proved so popular that eventually, the "Famous Amos" brand would branch out, starting the production of cookies to be sold at supermarkets. As popular as the cookies proved, so did the company being bought several times since its inception. In 1992 the President Baking Company purchased the brand from the Shansby Group. Then, in 1998 Keebler foods purchased the President Baking Company. It was then owned by Keebler Foods until the Kellogg Company purchased Keebler in 2001. The brand is now a part of Kellogg's Company.

Today, there is a sign commemorating the first Famous Amos store in Los Angeles, located at West Sunset Boulevard and North Formosa Avenue in Hollywood.

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