Friday, June 18, 2010

"Mrs. Field's" Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm sure you've gotten a Mrs. Field's or Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe forwarded via email at some point. Maybe even multiple times. The email asks you to forward the recipe to everyone you know because someone was charged $250.00 for the recipe and not $2.50. They were upset about the incredulous charge and wanted to share the recipe with everyone they knew...for free.

Since the recipe looked familiar, I compared the ingredients of this so-called Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie to the Mrs. Field's recipe I received in the late '80s from a family friend. Even then, I was doubtful that they were truly Mrs. Field's recipe but they were delicious nonetheless. These chocolate chip cookies have been my go-to cookie for years. Whether the recipe originated from the kitchen of Mrs. Field's, Neiman Marcus or some other cookie company, this cookie is DELISH! 

By the way, according to snopes, that recipe rumor is false.

Grab a tall glass of cold milk.

Chocolatey goodness.

"Mrs. Field's" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 112 cookies (I ended up with 7 dozen 2" cookies)

  • 2 c butter (I used 1 1/2 c)
  • 2 c sugar (I used 1 1/2 c)
  • 2 c brown sugar (I used 1 1/2 c)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 c flour
  • 5 c oatmeal (use food processor and process into powder)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder (2.5 tsp for softer cookies)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 24 oz chocolate chips
  • 8 oz Hershey bar, grated (I omitted)
  • 3 c chopped nuts (I omitted)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Process oatmeal into powder and put in stand mixer bowl. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate and nuts and mix until incorporated.
  5. Use Pampered Chef Medium Scoop and drop scoopfuls onto lined baking sheet. Press cookie dough down until desired thickness is reached.
  6. Bake 6-8 mins. Do not over-bake. Cool 5 mins on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY!
Source: Adapted from family friend, MV.

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