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Original Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Want the original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe? This is from her book and titled Blue Ribbon chocolate chip cookies. And yes, they are a winner!

After the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe came the original Mrs Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe. 

At least that’s how the timeline was in my life.

It began with Tollhouse, which was my Mom’s fave. 

Mom never bought Chips Ahoy. She did buy Oreos and with luck, she sometimes bought Pepperidge Farm cookies. 

When I was old enough to drive up I57 to Lincoln Mall, (our local mall, 30 minutes from Kankakee) and go shopping by myself, is when I discovered Mrs. Fields cookies. 

Believe it or not, up until this point my world was mainly made up of crispy cookies, but after one bite of the original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe, I was sold on the soft, more chewy variety.

Though I swore I’d always try another of her delicious cookies like white chocolate macadamia, I’m pretty much a traditionalist when it comes to cookies.

Well, cookies and me made it through college, while I was learning to cook and keep the cookie jar filled.

Yes, the freshman 15 is real.

And then I found Mrs. Fields Favorite Cookie cookbook in 1988 and there was no going back from there.

I can not find this one on Amazon, but there is another listed.

This Blue ribbon chocolate chip cookies recipe is her famous cookie-as far as I know.

And I can’t call this a copycat recipe,, because I am giving it to you straight from Debbi Fields.

All I can tell you is that it’s been a long time since I made this great recipe and it is still one of the best chewy chocolate chip cookies I know of.

I served these while watching commercials at the Super Bowl and I can tell you that Mrs.Field’s cookies still win the crowds over.

Well, at least it did for all four of us!

This recipe makes a ton of cookies, a dozen of which I shared with my neighbor who kept my driveway shoveled, while Manservant was busy in Texas helping his father.

I must say that’s a good thing because there was a lot more chocolate chip cookie dough to go around.

original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe

The Origin of Mrs. Fields Cookies:

Mrs. Fields, founded by the visionary Debbie Fields, gained fame for its delectable chocolate chip cookies. 

The story began with her first store opening in Palo Alto, California, in 1977.

The irresistible aroma of freshly baked cookies lured customers in, sparking a cookie revolution.

I guess you could say I was an early investor-don’t I wish?

However you could say that I possiby helped her to get where she is now. LOL!

Anyway if you are ever lost in a mall, just follow the scent of the cookie trail and you will find your way out.

The same goes for Cinnabons!

Making these this original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe is easy. 

No need to chill the cookie dough; Mrs. Fields cookie recipe is as easy as it gets.

Mrs. Fields’ success was not just in the cookies, but in the dedication to using real, quality ingredients.

Mrs. Fields original chocolate chip cookies recipe

​Ingredients for Original Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:

Wet Ingredients:

  • Salted Butter
  • Dark  brown sugar, packed (Mrs. Fields does not call for light brown sugar.)
  • White sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda


  • 2 cups chocolate chips/ 12 ounces (Semisweet)

Optional Add-ins:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Hershey bar, grated

Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies on cookie sheet

Original Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

1. Preparing the Dough:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk.
  2. In a large bowl of a stand mixer or electric mixer blend both sugars at medium speed.
  3. Add soft, room temperature butter and mix until a grainy paste forms. 
  4. Add large eggs and vanilla extract and mix at medium speed until blended. Don’t overmix.
  5. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips and belnd at low speed until just mixed.
  6. Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet

2. Shaping the Cookies:

  • Use a large cookie scoop to create golf ball size cookie dough balls, about 1 heaping tablespoon total in size.
  • Place the dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart.

3. Baking the Cookies:

  • Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  • Bake cookies for 18 – 22 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Transfer immediately to a wire rack placed on a cool surface to cool.

4. Optional Add-ins:

  •  Consider adding white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, or grated Hershey bar to the dough.

5. Storing Mrs. Fields Cookies:

  • Store the cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. So far, they have lasted a week on our counter without any noticeable dryness.
  • To freeze cookie dough, scoop into  cookie dough balls, let freeze on a cookie sheet and then place the dough balls in a Ziploc bag. When ready to bake, place frozen balls on cookie sheet and bake like regular cookies. They may need a few more minutes so keep your eye on them.

original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies recipe

Why Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies Stand Out:

  • Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies are not just a cookie; they are a cultural phenomenon, recognized and loved globally. Though I don’t think they are the prettiest cookie in the world, they certainly win in the taste category.
  • Use quality ingredients. Real butter. Real chocolate chips. Real vanilla extract. All contribute to tasty cookies.
  • The original recipe provides a perfect base, while optional add-ins allow for customization based on personal preferences. Think M and M’s or even a scoop of ground oats.
  • Mrs. Fields found the perfect balance of simplicity and indulgence, creating a cookie that is both easy to make and extraordinarily delicious.

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie Secrets For Best Results:

  • Warm/Room Temperature Salted Butter:
    • Butter that is room temperature is incorporated easily into the sugars. If you use unsalted butter, increase the salt in the recipe to 1/2 to 3/4 t of salt. I like salt in cookies but you may not want as much as me.
  • Do Not Over Mix:
    • Mix different types of chocolate chips for a diverse and rich flavor profile. Experiment with milk, dark, and white chocolate.
    • Over mixing adds more air to the dough which may make the cookies fall. It also can make the cookies dense.
  • Baking Cookies at a Low Temperature results in a chewy cookie with a soft exterior.

If you love homemade cookies as much as I do, I hope you enjoy this “secret recipe”.

They may not be the real thing, direct from the mall, but they are like WAY better than the grocery stores selections.

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite things and this original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe is a treasured recipe of mine.

It’s a good, good cookie and Manservant says that each time he takes one out of the bag.

So want to know the way to win someone over?

Clearly, this Mrs. Fields cookie recipe ought to do it!

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original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies recipe

Original Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 36 to 42 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies/Bars
  • Cuisine: American


This is the original Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe, taken straight from her book. If you love this mall cookie you will want this recipe!


Units Scale

2 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1/2 t baking soda (I am at 5280 ft and use a bit more than a 1/4 t.)

1/4 t salt

1 c (packed) dark brown sugar

1/2 c granulated sugar

2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 t vanilla extract

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)


Preheat oven to 300.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda and salt.

In a stand mixer, blend sugars at a medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix at medium speed until just blended. Do not overmix.

Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips. Blend at low speed until just mixed.

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown. I baked mine for 20 minutes. Transfer immediately to a wire rack on a cool surface.


From 100 Cookies by Mrs. Fields

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Kathy j

Tuesday 5th of March 2024

In h.s.I worked at a Mall and at Mrs.Fields,the cookies had certain #bags for each cookie,or muffins.ex ##1,add #2 bag etc.the cookies sold fast you had to go in early to get it all prepped and ready by the time the mall opened,10/11 am.As employees you got free cookies weekly and a giant cookie for your birthday.Never met Debbi,but her motto was treat your customers like your grandmother.🙂.great memories


Tuesday 5th of March 2024

Love that motto! I would have loved that job!