Treat yourself to a cookie break with Famous Amos® cookies. Bite size, crunchy and packed with rich chocolate, they are perfect for dunking in a glass of milk or all by themselves. The Famous Amos® Cookies Story. Originally, Wally Amos baked delicious cookies in his home to share with his friends and family. In 1975, he was inspired by a passed-down family recipe and perfected the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. With the commitment to use only the best ingredients, he then started his own company. Wally's homemade-tasting cookies with semi-sweet chocolate chips and flavorful nuts were so special they became famous just by word of mouth. Today, Famous Amos® cookies still meet these high expectations and are enjoyed by all true cookie lovers. Enjoy the special recipe and homemade taste that made Amos famous! --Wally Amos®.