Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Got this one from top secret recipes. These are always in our cookie jar. It is tempting to keep cooking these cookies because they don't seem done, but DON'T. They will continue to cook for a little while after you take them out of the oven. Crispy around the edges and soft/chewy in the center. Got milk?"
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Ready In:
30 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.
  • In another bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  • Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  • With your fingers, place golf ball sized dough portions 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 9-10 min or until edges are light brown.

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  1. Delicious!!!!! Chewy and soft!!!
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  2. Our favorite cookie recipe- turns out perfectly every time. Be sure to use real butter, and to sift the dry ingredients. Don't overmix when you combine with the wet ingredients, and DO NOT OVERBAKE! We like to make this with choclate chips and M&M's. Yum!! ***UPDATE*** Since this recipe makes a huge batch, we have started making our own break and bake cookies. We immediately take half of the fully mixed dough and press it into the bottom of a 9x13 pan lined with parchment and pop it into the freezer. About an hour later (or after the remaining dough has been baked) we take it out and gently score the dough into 1" squares (but not cutting them apart), then put into a freezer zip bag and label with the date. When we want cookies, we simply pull out the dough and let it thaw on the counter for about a half hour, then break the squares apart and bake as directed in a preheated oven. Perfect!
  3. I found this on Top Secret Recipes too, and it's a keeper. I did have to bake mine a little longer than 9 minutes because the entire cookie was soft, but it might be that I made the cookies a little larger than golf balls. Overall, this is an award winner for taste, and I'm not a chocolate cookie lover. Thanks for posting!
  4. These cookies came out great! They are crispy around the edges and chewy in the center. Mine took a little longer than ten minutes to bake but that may be b/c my oven isn't top notch. They still came out delicious! Just make sure you check on them so they don't burn!
  5. I tried making cookies as a kid and failed miserably, so I've shied away from baking without a mix until I came across this recipe. I had to give it a try, and it worked out spectacularly! The cookies are nice and thick, and if they don't taste just like Mrs. Fields, I can't notice it. They are just as good for sure. I deviated by using only one bag of chips (wouldn't personally want more) and by adding a bag of walnuts, and they are delicious. I can't eat that many, so I froze the leftover dough and made a test cookie from it a day later. It was as good as the fresh batch. I'm really pleased with this recipe and now have confidence to try other recipes as well. Thanks!


  1. I made these for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. I doubled this recipe and used a bag of fudge morsels, mini peanut butter cups and mini butterscotch cups instead of regular chocolate chips. This made about 60 very large cookies. These were delicious!
  2. Great cookie! And it IS important not to overcook, b/c it looks kind of undone from the outside at 10 min, but its not, also I subbed in oil for the butter and i halved the recipe and spread it onto a pizza pan to make one big cookie pizza, it did not spread very much at all when i did this, the cookies looked really golden-y dark, and tasted soo good!


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