Enjoying Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies at home is easy with this copy cat recipe. They have the perfect texture of crisp edges, soft middles, and just enough chocolate in every bite!
The Secret Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe?
Mrs. Fields Cookies originated in the kitchen of Debbie Fields in the late 1970’s. The retail side of Mrs. Fields Cookies began with one store, and soon became a franchise made popular in airports and shopping malls. The cookies are famous for being soft in the middle and chewy around the edges. I’ve personally put away more than my fair share of those cookies over the years. For well over a decade, a chain letter has been circulating the internet claiming to have the secret Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. However, Mrs. Fields herself came forward to say that she has never sold her cookie recipe, and it remains a trade secret.
I received a copy of the mythical Mrs Fields Chocolate Cookies recipe when I was working at an IT company right out of college. My boss sent me the recipe because I was known as the baker on our team. He also may have suggested that they would make a nice addition to our next team meeting. Real subtle, that guy.
Since every IT department that I ever worked with was fueled by sugar and caffeine, I made the cookies. Everyone on the team raved about them so much that other teams in our building began stopping by our floor in search of leftovers. I made those cookies on a weekly basis for months! Fast forward a decade or so later, and I rediscovered the recipe after one of our moves when my recipe box fell out of a packing box, spilling the contents all over the driveway. Thankfully, the recipe for Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies landed near the top of the pile. The cookies have been in regular rotation ever since!
Seeing as Mrs. Fields herself insists that the Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe remains a trade secret, I can’t claim this to be the authentic recipe. I can attest to the fact these cookies taste pretty darn close to the real thing available in shopping malls. They have the perfect texture of crisp edges, soft middles, and plenty chocolate in every bite. I think the ground oatmeal is key to the overall texture of the cookies. The recipe itself makes a veritable truckload of cookies, but don’t let that deter you from making them. The recipe easily cuts in half. I’ve also frozen both cookie dough balls to bake later, as well as baked and cooled cookies and both are perfectly lovely enjoyed at a later date.
Now if you’re like me and provide snacks to four hungry
wolves sons and their friends on a regular basis, a full batch might last a day or two. I try to always have cookies in the cookie jar once school starts, so these are perfect #BacktoSchoolTreats. Speaking of treats, it’s #BacktoSchoolTreats week! My blogger friends and I are serving up over 100 recipes this week, as well as hosting a fun Giveaway. Scroll past the recipe for details and how to enter.
The Not-So Secret Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:
Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
PRIZE #1 DIXIE CRYSTALS
Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker.
Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.
PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS
We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.
PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE
Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste.
Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.
Flahavan’s is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats.
Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business resides at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.
Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.