The simple aroma of chocolate chip cookies baking in an oven can take you back to a cherished moment in time, full of warmth, contentment and joy. It’s no secret that we all love the sweet and chewy goodness of a cookie fresh from the oven, particularly if it’s a Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie –a timeless treat that has become an American icon.
As an articulate assistant for a baker, I’m pleased to share this remarkable recipe with you. Mrs. Fields’ cookies have long been celebrated as one of the world’s most decadent desserts. Their rich flavor, soft but slightly crispy texture, and generous portions of chocolate chips make these cookies irresistible to anyone who loves a good dessert.
In this recipe, we will show you how to make these iconic treats with ease, no matter what your baking expertise may be. Whether this is your first time baking or you’ve been doing it for years, our detailed instructions and expert tips will guide you through every step, ensuring perfect results every time you bake.
So let’s get started! Get out your apron and mixing bowl; it’s time to create something truly amazing – Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Attention all cookie lovers! I have a recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth like no other – Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies. The name itself is enough to make your mouth water, and let me tell you, the taste is even more heavenly than you can imagine.
What makes this recipe stand out from others, you may ask? For starters, it uses the perfect combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar that gives each bite a chewy texture while still maintaining its crispy edges. The richness of the buttery dough pairs incredibly well with the luscious milk chocolate chips, making every bite melt in your mouth.
Furthermore, this recipe is incredibly versatile. Whether you’re in the mood for pecans or prefer classic chocolate chips, this recipe can be tweaked to fit your desires. You can even add peanut butter or white chocolate chips to mix things up and create your own unique flavor.
But what really sets Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies apart is how easy they are to make – simple ingredients that blend together perfectly to create a cookie that has won awards and become part of cookie folklore as an “urban legend”. Just follow the instructions carefully, and you’ll have a fresh batch of warm cookies ready in less than 30 minutes.
So why will you love this recipe? It’s not just about the taste; it’s about the experience of indulging in a classic treat that will bring back happy memories from childhood or add something new to your taste buds. With only one bite, you’ll fall in love with these cookies and never look back.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour: This is the base of our recipe and provides the structure needed for our cookies.
1 teaspoon baking soda: The secret ingredient to make your cookies fluffy and perfect.
1/2 teaspoon salt: It brings out the flavors in chocolate chips and other ingredients, making them pop.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks): Use high-quality butter for best results.
3/4 cup granulated sugar + 1/2 cup packed brown sugar: Both granulated sugar and brown sugar sweeten the cookies, while also providing moisture and texture.
2 large eggs: Use eggs at room temperature for better emulsification with the butter and sugar.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract: Vanilla adds richness and depth to our chocolate chip cookies.
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips: These are the star of our show. Make sure to use high-quality chocolate chips that won’t melt or seize in the oven.
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts: Add texture and flavor to your cookie dough.
With these pantry staples, you can create classic Mrs. Fields-style chocolate chip cookies right at home!
The Recipe How-To
Now for the most exciting part, the recipe how-to! Follow these steps to make your own batch of delicious Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies.
Before we begin, let’s gather all of the ingredients we will be using:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Now let’s get started!
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 2: Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
Step 3: Cream together softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer or large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Step 4: Add eggs one at a time into the creamed mixture making sure to mix well after each addition.
Step 5: Slowly add in the dry ingredient mixture while continuing to mix on a low speed setting.
Step 6: Stir in chocolate chips by hand until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Step 7: Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
Step 8: Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown.
Step 9: Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your delicious homemade Mrs Fields chocolate chip cookies!
TIP: To ensure that your cookies come out perfect every time, don’t overlook any of the steps. It is essential to cream the butter and sugars properly before adding eggs and dry ingredients. Also make sure you do not overmix dough after adding flour mixture as this may lead to tough cookies. Finally keep an eye on baking time since overbaking may cause them to dry out.
Substitutions and Variations
The beauty of the Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe lies in its versatility, allowing for substitutions and modifications to cater to various taste preferences. Here are a few substitutions and variations to try out:
– Pecans: For added crunch and flavor, swap out the chocolate chips for chopped pecans. Use around 1 cup of chopped pecans in place of the 2 cups of chocolate chips.
– Peanut Butter: To put a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie, replace half of the butter with creamy peanut butter. This addition will also give your cookies a soft and chewy texture.
– Milk Chocolate: Not a fan of semi-sweet chocolate? Swap out the chocolate chips for milk chocolate chips. The result is a sweeter and creamier cookie that pairs well with a cold glass of milk.
– Brown Sugar: Experiment with the ratios of brown sugar and granulated sugar to find your preferred sweetness level. By increasing the amount of brown sugar, you can achieve a softer and chewier cookie.
– Gluten-Free: Those with dietary restrictions need not miss out on the classic Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. Simply swap all-purpose flour for a gluten-free alternative such as almond or coconut flour.
While substitutions can add diversity to your baking repertoire, be cautious when making ingredient changes as they can alter the structure and outcome of your cookies. With each substitution, it’s best to do so gradually by testing small batches until you achieve your desired taste and texture.
Serving and Pairing
Once baked, these Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies are best enjoyed warm with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of tea. The combination of the warm cookie and the cold drink creates a deliciously comforting experience that’s perfect for any time of day.
For a more indulgent serving option, you can pair these cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which complements the rich chocolate flavor and adds a creamy texture to each bite. Alternatively, you may want to try crushing up some pecans and sprinkling them over the top of the cookies just before serving, which adds an extra crunch and nutty flavor.
Beyond traditional milk and tea, these cookies also work well when paired with a variety of other drinks. For instance, coffee is an excellent choice if you prefer your sweets to have a more bitter taste profile. On the other hand, hot cocoa is perfect when you want to indulge in something more decadent and reminiscent of childhood treats.
If you want to take things up a notch, you can even use these cookies as a base for creating your own homemade ice cream sandwiches, or crumble them up to make an irresistible cookie crust for cheesecake or pie.
Whatever way you choose to serve or pair these Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies, we guarantee that they’ll be loved by all those who try them. The versatility of this recipe makes it easy to find the perfect combination or stand-alone dessert for any occasion, from casual family gatherings to formal dinner parties.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
As with any cookie recipe, you’ll want to enjoy them while they’re fresh and warm out of the oven. And while it’s hard to resist freshly baked Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies from the oven, don’t worry, they store easily for future snacking.
If you’re planning to make these in advance, you can keep your dough in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container before refrigerating. When you’re ready to bake, let the dough come back to room temperature before scooping and baking as usual.
Once baked, Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies will store well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To extend their shelf life further, consider storing in the refrigerator or freezer.
When reheating refrigerated cookies, simply place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pop them back into the oven at 350F for about 5-10 minutes until slightly warmed through.
For frozen cookies, allow them to thaw completely before reheating as you would with refrigerated cookies. You can also reheat frozen cookies in the oven at 350F for about 10-12 minutes until slightly warmed through.
Whether you’re making them ahead of time or reheating leftovers, following these storage and reheating tips will ensure that you’ll always have a batch of fresh and delicious Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies on hand whenever you need them.
Tips for Perfect Results
After following the Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe, there are some tips that can help you achieve perfect results.
Firstly, ensure your butter is softened to room temperature. This step is important because softened butter will blend better with the sugar and create a smoother and creamier dough. If the butter is too cold, it won’t mix well leaving chunks of butter in your dough which can melt before baking causing uneven spreading and misshaped cookies.
It’s important not to overmix the dough because it will cause the cookies to become tough and dense. Mix on low speed and only until the ingredients are just combined, then stop. Overmixing can lead to tunneling and cookies that fall flat while baking.
Chilling the dough also affects the results by producing thicker, chewier cookies with better flavor. One to two hours chilling is recommended, however, if your dough is too hard after chilling or if you’re in a hurry for immediate results, preheat your oven and allow your dough to sit at room temperature until it’s softened enough to shape into cookies.
Using parchment paper rather than a greased pan will keep the cookies from sticking and provides an evenly browned bottom. Additionally, spacing your cookie dough scoops appropriately on cookie sheets will allow sufficient heat circulation between each cookie leading to even baking.
Last but not least, add chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts for added texture or substitute chocolate chips for different varieties such as milk or dark chocolate for variations in flavor. The options are endless so don’t be afraid of experimenting with alternative ingredients in moderation.
By following these simple tips, you can achieve Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies that are golden brown with crispy edges, soft chewy centers and most importantly pleasing to your taste buds.
As you embark on making these heavenly Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies, it’s quite normal to have questions or uncertainties. In item (9) of this recipe article, we address some frequently asked questions that you might have to help you make the best version of these cookies. So, let’s dive in!
Are Mrs Fields Cookies soft or hard?
Get ready to indulge in a delectable treat that is impossible to resist. These mouth-watering delights are crafted from Mrs. Fields’ authentic recipes, which feature a combination of premium ingredients including rich butter, eggs, sweet vanilla, and a unique blend of flour, sugar, and chocolate. The result is a tantalizing mix of soft textures and rich flavors that will satisfy your sweet tooth with every bite.
How long do you bake Mrs Fields cookies?
Let’s start by preheating our oven to 325°F. Then, grab an ungreased cookie sheet and place the pre-portioned dough on it, making sure to space them out evenly to allow room for the cookies to expand. Once that’s done, it’s time to set the oven timer and bake our cookies for around 10-12 minutes, or until the edges have turned a beautiful shade of golden brown.
What are Mrs Fields cookies made of?
The recipe calls for a mixture of specially processed flour, including wheat flour, barley malt, and added vitamins and minerals. To sweeten the baked goods, sugar is added. Additionally, a combination of partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils, with the addition of an antifoaming agent called dimethylpolysiloxane, is used in place of butter. Another element called the butter blend, made up of a mixture of butter, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, soybean oil, water, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, is also added.
Did Mrs Fields Cookies go out of business?
In 2008, Mrs. Fields Famous Brands disclosed its intention to seek refuge under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, which is known for its delicious cookies and frozen yogurt, is currently undergoing reconstruction and formulating a prearranged scheme with its debtors, as indicated in a legal filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
In conclusion, Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is a must-try for anyone who wants to taste the real deal. It’s an urban legend that has been passed down from generation to generation, and now it’s finally here for you to enjoy.
The cookies are soft and chewy in the middle with a slightly crispy edge, making them a perfect treat for any occasion. The combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar adds depth to the flavor, while the addition of pecans gives them a crunchy texture. And let’s not forget the star ingredient – chocolate chips!
By following the tips and recommendations provided in this article, you are sure to achieve perfect results every time you bake these cookies. So why settle for mediocre chocolate chip cookies when you can have the authentic Mrs. Fields recipe?
Whether you’re making them for yourself or to share with loved ones, these cookies are bound to be a hit. So go ahead and give this recipe a try – your taste buds (and your family and friends) will thank you!
Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies. Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 lb butter
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 6 cups flour
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups loosely chopped pecans
- Add all ingredients one at a time.
- Beat after each ingredient.
- Dough will be fairly dry with all flour, before adding all flour, you might want to make a "test cookie" to adjust for altitude and make sure they will spread out.
- Use small ice cream scoop to spoon onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake 350° 7-10 minutes do not over cook!
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