Making in the Kitchen: Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipe….supposedly
Even as a kid, I remember a “Mrs. Fields Cookie Original Recipe” email going around. It has been circulating since at least 1996, back when a lot of people probably really believed those annoying forwards that we now roll our eyes at and delete immediately. The writer of this email claimed to have accidentally purchased the original Mrs. Field’s cookie recipe and, since she was not refunded for this $250 mistake, she would take revenge and spread the coveted recipe to the masses. I was reminded of this cookie the other day and decided to dig out the recipe and give it a try. Were they as scrumptious as everyone insists? You be the judge.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 c. butter
- 2 c. flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 2 1/2 c. oatmeal (measure first, THEN blend)
- 12 oz. chocolate chips
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 4 oz. Hershey Bar, grated
- 2 eggs
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 1/2 c. nuts
- 1 t. vanilla
First, get out your mixer and cream butter with both sugars. Then add eggs and vanilla.
Next, measure out 2 1/2 c. of oatmeal and then blend it in a blender or food processor til it’s in a powdery form. Then mix it with the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix together.
Next, get out your mini shredder and turn your chocolate bar into these cute little shavings. Mix them in with the cookie dough along with nuts of your choice (I used walnuts) and chocolate chips.
Ball them up as big as you like and bake them at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. NO LONGER! After the 10 minutes, take the pan out and let the cookies rest for 1-2 minutes on the hot pan. Then transfer them to a cooling rack.
Now, I can’t say that I think they taste exactly like a Mrs. Field’s Cookie. But they are a delicious version! They definitely have a different texture than the same old recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. In my opinion… worth a try!