So, do I have the secret recipe for Mrs. Fields’ chocolate chip cookies?
Beats me. But what I do know is that this chocolate cookie recipe is lip-smacking delicious. You’ve never tasted such melt-in-your-mouth heaven!
Whether this recipe is from Mrs. Fields doesn’t really matter. The point is they’re good enough to carry the Mrs. Fields label.
I’ve had this recipe stored away for ages and rediscovered it not too long ago, which was enough to get me back in the kitchen. I rarely cook or bake any more, on account I’m so busy, so making a huge batch of these morsels was a big deal for me. But once I did, I took them to work and watched them get devoured. Heck, one of my colleagues, JR, kept coming back for more!
This recipe was given to me by my friend, Pam, and she doesn’t remember where in blazes she got it from, so don’t ask. But I think someone told her it was Mrs. Field’s private recipe for her chocolate chip cookies or maybe that’s just an urban legend. Anyway, I believed her. After all, Pam doesn’t lie. Unless it’s intentional.
Anyhow, we could sit here all day fabricating tales about where this darn recipe came from, but wouldn’t it be better to just bake up a batch for yourself already?
Pam and I were big fans of Mrs. Fields back in the day, and we’d never miss an opportunity when out shopping at the mall, to stop by the Mrs. Field’s counter for a cookie. I always liked the version with macadamia nuts.
In those days, Mrs. Field was fairly new on the scene, and she was young and pretty, which made us pea-green jealous. I mean, who could look so thin and gorgeous, and yet garner fame by baking such rich-tasting treats? Go figure.
Well, after I made these cookies a few folks begged me for the recipe (I’m talking to you, JR!), so not being one to disappoint, you’ll find it below. Make it and I guarantee you that you’ll have yourself a scrumptious batch of cookies or my name’s mud.
The original recipe called for making six dozen cookies, but I cut the recipe in half. After all, I don’t have all day to be baking cookies and waiting for the timer to go off.
Rest assured, this version still makes a lot of cookies, and if you ask me, this would be perfect for all of you folks planning Super Bowl parties (though why you didn’t invite me over is another story, I suppose).
So, what are you waiting for?? Make them already!
Maybe Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (or Maybe Not)
Cream together: 1 C butter, 1 C sugar, 1 C brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 t. Vanilla.
Mix together: 2 C flour and 2 C oatmeal (Mix in blender first for best results), along with 1 t. salt, 2 t. baking powder, 2 t. baking soda
Mix flour mixture into butter mixture in small amounts at a time.
Add about 1 1/2 C chocolate chips & 1 1/2 C nuts (any kind).
Place golf-sized balls on un-greased baking sheet. Bake in 375 degree oven for 11-13 minutes. Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.