By Amy Henson on July 07, 2004
Photo by Marie Nixon
Photo by Marie Nixon
"I found this on topsecretrecipes.com. The extra vanilla makes the house smell heavenly when these are baking. The key to these cookies is to not bake them past the recommended 10 minutes. This way after they cool they will be nice and chewy. Mmmmmm!"
Serving Size: 1 (1604 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Sorry...but this is not it! These are good...but the REAL recipe includes the shavings of an 8-oz Hershey's chocolate bar to be mixed in to the dough. I used to have the recipe and haven't made them for years because I lost it! If I ever find it...I will post it!! :-)"
"Good cookies, but here are some improvements. Use cake margarine, not butter. Add 2 and 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal, like Quaker. Also I mix in the chips with the wet ingredients first, makes it a lot easier. If you don't want the oatmeal, I suggest increasing the flour to 4 cups or even 4 1/2, because they come out very flat and gooey with the amount listed in the recipe."
"I have been using a chocolate chip recipe which uses a vanilla pudding, however I wanted to try a new recipe and really liked this recipe. I was so sure of this recipe that I doubled it. These cookies were perfect. I followed the directions and was rewarded with absolutely beautiful, chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside cookies. Thank you for posting this recipe!"
"Very good cookies. I added a little extra flour, as I always do for that perfecting touch. LOVE that they stay chewy. Made a double batch & froze some of the dough, so all I have to do is put on trays & bake. Thanks for sharing!"
"These were very good cookies, and I appreciate the dead-on cooking time (I was worried, after 8.5 minutes, that they weren't ready to come out; the sides were lightly browning but the middles were very puffy and appeared a little underbaked yet. However, as they cooled on the baking sheet, they became perfect: soft and chewy (but not uber-gooey) in the middle, just how I like them). They didn't dazzle me, so I'm still looking for my signature chocolate chip cookie recipe, but these were enjoyed by all. Thanks so much for sharing!"
"I think these cookies actually tasted better the day after baking them than they did fresh! I was amazed at how they stayed chewy and flavorful days afterwards. Perfect for making ahead for snacking on the rest of the week. I will only ever make these chocolate chip cookies, now."
"Very Very good cookies, but Mrs, Fields they aren't. Not putting them down at all, hence the 5 star review, but there are a lot of copycat recipes out there, and they are never exactly like the originals. I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone. Thanks for posting."
"It tastes really good and it tastes almost like mrs. fields cookies. Though I suggest putting only 1 bag of chocolate chips."
"Magnifique! The only difference in ingredients is that I substituted 1/2 cup of Crisco and 1/2 cup butter in place of 1 cup of butter. Plus, I used 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 6 ounces of Nestle Toll House premier White morsels since I did not have 18 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Baked for 10 minutes. Wife and kids loved the smell as they emerged from oven and even better the taste. Thanks for the recipe."
"Very good. the only thing I changed, is I used shortening instead of butter. They turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing!"
"Very good cookies. Chewy, soft and crispy on the edges. These always turn out for me."
"These cookies are very good! I, unfortunately, had only a teaspoon and a half of vanilla, so I used a teaspoon of almond extract with it. I also added a few shakes of cinnamon, because I love the flavor it gives chocolate chip cookies. These have great texture and flavor. Thanks for posting! "
"Okay so I haven't tried it but they sell Mrs. Fields semi-sweet choc. chips and the recipe given on the package is wonderful. They taste really good. This recipe given here is different so I don't think its the actual Mrs. Fields recipe. Just my two cents :)"
"I have this recipe in my collection and it's definitely a favorite!!"
"Very good cookie - I made these late last nite, halved the recipe-the few left are still soft."
"Loved these cookies. I have tried many, and this recipe tops them all. Thank you for sharing."
"Great cookies! These came out chewy and soft just as promised!"
"Just made a batch of cookies, and they are fantastic, especially the 500+Grams of choc chips. All you need now is a big glass of milk"
"These are the absolute best choc chip cookies I have ever made, and that's saying something! I could only fit six on the pan at one time without them spreading into each other, since they spread a lot even with chilling, but that's no problem at all. From now on, this is going to be THE chocolate chip cookie recipe in my house! I can think up all kinds of wonderful variations. Thanks for sharing! "