Monday, April 19, 2010

Mrs. Fields Cookies

I absolutely adore chocolate chip cookies, who doesn't? And especially warm chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven! Oh I want one now! I have had the hardest time baking them though. I blame it on the high altitude of Utah. I blame everything on that! But I have finally found a recipe that works!

I found this recipe on my best friend April's BLOG. She loves to bake too and I'm glad that she shared this recipe with me. This recipe makes about 9 dozen cookies. I know! That's a ton! But make the whole recipe. Bake what you need and flash freeze the rest and bake at a later time. And bake a few for me while you're at it!

1 pound butter (4 sticks)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
6 cups flour
5 cups chocolate chips
2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

First cream the butter and sugar together for 10 minutes. It's important that you cream these 3 ingredients for at least 10 minutes. Add the eggs and cream for another 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. (This was a lot of cookie dough and so I had to transfer everything from my mixer bowl into a large bowl and mix the last little bit of flour and chocolate chips by hand.) Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Remove them to a cooling rack.

1 comment:

Snell Family said...

It's been too long since I've had chocolate chip cookies I might need to make some tonight.

And I also want to try the spaghetti pie, I've never made one before but I've had them and this recipe looks like it wouldn't be dry like some of them can be.