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September 5, 2012

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies; Just Like Grandma Would Make.

I was handed this insanely wonderful recipe by my sweet mother-in-law a few years back, and have never used another chocolate chip cookie recipe since.  These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had.  Period.  I know you've heard this a lot: "so and so made these amazing cookies blah blah blah" DISREGARD.  These are awesome.  I think the key to this recipe, besides the shredded bits of Hershey's chocolate bars and chocolate chunks is the use of ground oats.  It gives the cookie just enough of a soft texture and keeps it from becoming too soggy with all the chocolate and butter!

My younger brother comes in every now and then to cook and play video games with us, and happened to join me for the cookie-making extravaganza.  This recipe makes a TON of cookies, so I ended up freezing a ball of the dough and baking it later (oh, and it also makes a great snack when you're having one of those bad days...), to find that it was just as good as when I first made the dough.

Anyhoo, most of the photos here are thanks to my brother and his awesome photography skills!  Guess the appeal of the camera runs in the fam.  There are a lot of "Mrs. Field's Cookies" recipes out there, and so far I haven't found this exact one.  I'm guessing it was tweaked somewhere down the line.  I assure you this is by far the best one.  I promise, if you're a copyright hunter and you're here to shoot me down, I have no idea where this recipe came from NOR do I claim it as my own!  I'm just sharing it with the world is all.

You can always half the recipe if this is just too much cookie dough to have in your house (trust me, I'm restricted on how many sweets I can make because otherwise I'd be at the dentist every week), but like I said it freezes well for up to a month.

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies...Just Like Grandma would make.

Printable Version!

Makes: 48-56 cookies   Takes: 6-8 mins./batch 

*Note:  Recipe was handed to me as "Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies" and I am in no way the owner of this recipe if it is the original.  I have seen several versions of this creation and have tweaked it to my liking.

You Need:

  • 2 C flour
  • 2 1/2 C oats (measure then grind to fine in blender/processor)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 4 oz grated Hershey bar (about 2 1/2)
  • 1 1/2 C nuts (optional; I like pecans)

1.  Preheat oven to 375.  In a small bowl, mix together flour, oats, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars.  Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.  Scrape the sides of the bowl (don't eat it yet!). 

2.  Gradually add the small bowl of your dry ingredients to the wet, mixing on medium-low until blended.  Scrape the sides again (you can try it now!), then add the chocolate chips, grated Hershey bar and nuts (if using).  You may have to hand-mix at this point.  

3.  Drop golf-ball sized mounds of goodness onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 6-8 minutes per batch until golden-brown and a bit gooey in the middle.  Cool on a rack and store for up to 5 days, although you probably won't be able to keep them out of your face for that long...

*Note: Best served warm with a glass of milk.  Mmm.

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