Authentic Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

"This is the closest thing I've ever tasted to the "real thing" without knowing for sure if it really is the "real thing"!"
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Ready In:
1 Humongous Batch




  • Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Mix together flour, oat flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, grated Hershey bar and nuts (if using).
  • Drop by 1 1/2" balls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for 6-10 minutes.
  • NOTE: If you want your cookies to spread out a bit more, flatten them a bit before baking.
  • Cookies will be soft but will firm up a bit after cooling.

Questions & Replies

  1. Happy Holidaysssss.??quick question what is the best way to mix the egg yolks vanilla included into the creamed sugar and butter? Ex: hand mixer, whisk etc... thank you looking forward to them answer. Happy Jolidayssssss
  2. Can I use margarine instead of butter?
  3. Hi I’m making this recipe and I have no blender to grind the oatmeal. Any ideas?
  4. Hi I’m making this recipe and I have no blender to grind the oatmeal. Any ideas?
  5. What temp and how long to bake Probably will make them smaller for a wedding


  1. Love this old recipe! We only make 1/2 the recipe. I put the oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, *cinnamon, and *cocoa powder in the blender and mix. Then I add the mix to 1 cup white flour, 1 cup of wheat flour. I added *Amaretto to the sugar/butter/egg/vanilla. I add the dry ingredient in thirds; it seems easier to mix. The first batch we cooked for 8 min., the second for 9 min. I rolled two more batches, covered them and put them in the freezer for another day. My husband preferred the 9 min ones because when you eat them warm they are less "doughy". Thank you for posting the recipe!!
    • Review photo by sharpt4jc
  2. When Mrs. Field's started, she added Mapline flavoring to her chocolate chip cookies. It made them have a very destinctive and wonderful flavor. .
  3. This recipe is flat wrong. Too much soda and powder. I think there's twice as much vanilla in this recipe as there is supposed to be also. The cookies pancake out too much and don't bake correctly. You have to over cook them to get them to stick together. Very disappointing.
  4. I used a food processor for the oatmeal. Halved the recipe and made smaller cookies so that the yield was about 7 dozen. I used a touch more salt which I like in a chocolate chip cookie. Mini-chocolate Chips, mini m&ms, no nuts, no grated chocolate bar (because I used a lot of chips and candies). Delicious!
  5. I have been making this recipe for over 30 years now. My kitchen aid mixer cannot keep up. Oh well, there is nothing like good old fashioned HAND MIXING when needed. I just wear gloves now if sending the cookies outside the house. Also I always make the cookies a tad smaller then called for and I get about 12 dozen everytime. YUM!


  1. There is a chain letter floating around from I believe sometime in the 80’s? That claims it has the original
    • Review photo by Jamie L.
  2. I do have the original recipe, that was not it, I will send you an original 25 years ago from a cookbook darrin burr at ya ho o. When you smell it in your kitchen... you will know its right!!!! I knew her bff Marianne
  3. Not tweaking... I do have the original Mrs. Fields recipe for cc chips... I think it was the pre-beta for the launch... It was 35 years ago... I can verify..
  4. * 1 t each of cinnamon, cocoa powder, and Amaretto.
  5. I have a recipe from a chain letter. It's similar but ingredients a little different. Been using it for years. Everyone loves my cookies. I worked for Mrs. FIeld's in the late 80's.
    • Review photo by Elsa C.



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