Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat}

I have nearly 40 recipes for chocolate chip cookies from traditional versions to cream cheese to pumpkin.

But I’ve never attempted to recreate Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies until now.

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat} - Learn all the SECRETS to making the famous Mrs. Fields cookies at home!! The recipe is easy, spot-on, and they taste just like the real thing!!

I don’t know what I was waiting for because growing up Mrs. Fields cookies were an ultimate favorite. When I was in high school I worked at a mall and spent many lunch breaks savoring warm, buttery cookies fresh from the bakery case rather than eating lunch.

The recipe is unique in that you use cold butter rather than softened to help achieve the perfect thickness and texture.

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Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat} - Learn all the SECRETS to making the famous Mrs. Fields cookies at home!! The recipe is easy, spot-on, and they taste just like the real thing!!

The cookies have just the right amount of chocolate in every bite. They’re soft in the middle with chewy edges and strike a perfect balance of not being too thick and not being too thin.

Each cookie has 1/4-cup of dough which isn’t unusual for me or for bakery-style cookies. What is unusual is that the cookies are baked in a 300F oven for about 15 minutes rather than the typical 350F oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Low and slow creates the chewy exterior and soft interior.

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat} - Learn all the SECRETS to making the famous Mrs. Fields cookies at home!! The recipe is easy, spot-on, and they taste just like the real thing!!

If you’ve always wanted to recreate Mrs. Fields cookies at home, this recipe works beautifully and will save you a trip to the mall. My family loved them and said they’re in the top 3 cookie recipes I’ve ever made.

And now you know all the secrets and tricks to make the famous cookies at home.

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat} - Learn all the SECRETS to making the famous Mrs. Fields cookies at home!! The recipe is easy, spot-on, and they taste just like the real thing!!

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Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat}

If you've always wanted to recreate Mrs. Fields cookies at home, this recipe works beautifully and will save you a trip to the mall. The recipe is unique in that you use cold butter rather than softened to help achieve the perfect thickness and texture. The cookies have just the right amount of chocolate in every bite. They're soft in the middle with chewy edges and strike a perfect balance of not being too thick and not being too thin. Each cookie has 1/4-cup of dough and they're baked in a 300F. Low and slow creates the chewy exterior and soft interior.

Yield: about 19 large, bakery-style cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes, for dough chilling

Cook Time: about 15 to 16 minutes

Total Time: about 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold salted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (cut each stick into about 16 pieces; if using unsalted butter increase the salt listed below from 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) add the sugars and beat on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the butter and mix on medium-high speed to form a grainy paste, about 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla, and beat on medium-low speed until just incorporated, about 1 minute. You don't want the sugar granules to start dissolving so don't overmix.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just incorporated, about 1 minute, don't overmix.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 19 equal-sized mounds of dough. Flatten each mound very slightly. Tip - Strategically place a few chocolate chips on top of each mound of dough by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top. Place mounds on a large plate, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  6. Preheat oven to 300F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet).
  7. Bake for about 15 to 16 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don't overbake. Rotate the baking sheet midway through baking as insurance that cookies bake evenly as not all ovens cook evenly. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don't use a rack.

Adapted from Popsugar

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64 comments

  1. Hi Averie,
    I am so excited to try this one. Mrs. Field’s is the best! Too much $$$ now, they used to be cheaper when i was in high school.

    How were you able to recreate it? Just trial and error? When I do make them, I will let you know how they came out.

  2. Nothing was sadder than the day that Mrs. Fields closed up shop in my local mall. I mean, I used to count on getting my chocolate chip cookie! So thanks for posting this.  Can’t wait to relive the magic!

  3. The low and slow oven is unusual for cookies and I hadn’t ever thought about it until right now. It obviously works well though because they look fantastic ( and the science of baking is fun sttuff). I just read something last week about roasting veggies using the same concept.

    • I’ve never heard of it either but it worked great with these!

      I have roasted veggies low and slow and the results taste pretty much the same, minus some of the searing around the edges you get with high heat. The downfall is that it just takes awhile so I tend to use high heat.

  4. Thank you for sharing this, Averie.  I can’t wait to try it!  There aren’t as many Mrs. Fields around anymore but every time I do pass by one at a mall, I can’t get enough of that aroma and they always taste amazing.  Can’t wait to see how this homemade version compares.  What a fun excuse to make a batch of choc chip cookies.  Thanks!  : )

    • Let me know if you try them! And I agree, not as many Mrs. Fields around anymore. What a shame!

    • Hi again Averie – I baked them today and I was very pleasantly surprised.  They *are* a lot like the Mrs. Fields cookies we know and love from the mall.  : )  My family and I are really enjoying them.  Thanks so much for sharing this!  Hope you don’t mind I plan to post it on my little blog.  I want to remember this one!  Enjoy the rest of your week!  

    • Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and that you think they’re a lot like the mall version! Enjoy!

  5. I love hearing about the cold butter and cooler oven to get the results you were looking for. So cool. And also wow! 40 recipes! Sounds like a great e-book to me! :) Have a great day Averie.

  6. Low and slow – that’s genius. I must try it!! Girl, I ate my weight in Mrs. Fields when I was young. LOVE these!

  7. I can’t believe there are new chocolate chip cookies recipes to be had. But hey, I’m totally OK with that! These look D-lightful!

  8. Oh my days these look utterly delicious! I’m so hungry now!

    Elizabeth xo Elizabeth-Daisy.com

  9. These look so good!! I Love Mrs. Fields cookies.  

  10. Oh wow I need to make these. you are the cookie Queen

  11. Oh my gosh this looks so good! I am over here drooling over this dish right now. I am all over this! :) I can’t even stop starring.

  12. My most favorite chocolate chips! I always got o Famous Amos shop to get my chocolate chips! Must have a try on your recipe on weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This look fabulous! I’ve never tried cold butter or a 300 degree oven, these just might be holy grail status! 

  14. These cookies look amazing!  I love Mrs. Fields cookies, and I will definitely try these.

  15. oh these would be so awesome!

  16. Looks like you were rewarded for trying another chocolate chip cookie variety. These look like a winner.

  17. These were delicious – I love Mrs. Fields cookies!  I had serious spreading issues though and I had to add almost 10 more minutes onto the bake time.  I chilled the dough for probably close to an hour and the cookies still all spread and ran together.  It’s a delicious disaster though!  I put the other half of the dough in the freezer so we’ll see if that helps.  I’ll definitely make them again, I’ll just have to experiment to get them right! :)

    Thanks for the recipe! :)

  18. I totally need one of these right now…that coconut oil one looks really good too!! I literally use coconut oil with everything that I cook :P 

  19. fabulous recipe and you can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes xoxo

  20. This is making me drool!! So many amazing cookie recipes!

    http://www.honeycrispca.com

  21. I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie Fields several years ago.  We had an interesting chat and she autographed one of her cookbooks for me.  After all these years I have yet to bake one of her recipes.  I just might try yours.

  22. Wow, really, I can’t get over that delicious taste! So simple and yet – sooo great. Thank you for this recipe – it’s a real keeper

  23. mmmmm I’ve never even thought about the Mrs. Field’s cookies–and like….why? Of course this is a thing that should be made! They look sooo chewy and delicious!

  24. I have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I think I will forever be on a search to find the “best ever”! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it, right?!? Can’t wait to give these a shot, but in the mean time, I have to ask…you mentioned your family put these in the top 3 of all time…so can you share what the others are?

    • I knew someone would ask me exactly what my top 3 are!

      I would say the Softbatch Cream Cheese Choc Chip and The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip are the other two.

    • Thank you so much for sharing! Looks like I better get in the kitchen 😀 As an avid baker myself, Ive been a huge fan of yours for years and have made MANY of your recipes, but I think this is the first time I’ve actually commented. Silly me! In any case, thank you for replying so quickly, and thank you for being such an inspiration to me!

  25. Ooh so scrumptious! And love the lower oven temperature trick! Going to have to try that on my next batch :)

  26. When I was a teenager I got a copy of Mrs. Field’s chocolate chip recipe from a friend of hers in the SF Bay Area. (She had it before Mrs. Field opened her franchise) I have been searching for anything close to it because I lost the recipe. I do believe you got it right! I remembered it having dark brown sugar and double the butter. I am excited to try your version. Thank you!!! 

  27. Closest recipe yet to the actual store cookie, nice job! I made them today. 

    Fields is a bit more under baked in the middle, a bit more liquid in side by side comparison.

    I might try to flatten a bit more and cook 60 to 90 less. 

    Thoughts welcomed.  

    • All ovens, baking sheets, climates, etc. vary so just playing around with baking time to find that ‘exactly perfect’ sweet spot is my best advice. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  28. I just tried the recipe for the cookies and they were super soft and delicious. It was actually the second tried I tried because the first time they didn’t come out as well. Thanks a lot for sharing this and looking forward to other delicious treats.

  29. I’ve always been a sucker for chocolate chip cookies and these cookies are making my mouth water. I love the pics that you took for this post, very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your “copycat” recipe.

  30. When I was still sharing a flat with a roommate, he would always make chocolate chip cookies. I was never a big baker myself. Now things are different. I have kids and want to be able to make nice and sweet stuff. So, attempted these, as they looked delicious. Lo behold, they turned out to be just fine, to say the least. I absolutely love the way they tasted. My kids loved them too. Next weekend batch N2.

  31. My mother and I used to go get Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies every weekend and this recipe just makes me think of those times again. I loved the cookies then and I still absolutely love them now. I can’t wait to share them with my kids and now that I can make them at home I’ll be able to even more.

  32. I thought that the cookies were good, but I think that you should take out a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. I thought it was good but too sweet. Thanks for the new recipie I love the Mrs.Feilds chocolate cookies [copycat].

  33. Oh my gosh this looks so good! I am over here drooling over this dish right now. I am all over this. I can’t even stop starring.

  34. LOVED this recipe!  We like raisins so I added them and some walnuts in addition to the chocolate chips. Everyone raved about them.  They will be a staple in our house!  Thanks for the great recipe!!!

  35. Hi Averie
    These cookies look amazing and I want to make them this week. I want to make them a little smaller like 2T so how much baking time do you suggest? Thank you and can’t wait to try them!

  36. Thanks for the recipe. The cookies were delicious but fell apart as I picked them up off the baking sheet. Any tips on how to avoid that for the next time?

  37. Wow. Those are some beautiful cookies. Love all the crinkles. Looks like I’m making cookies for the SuperBowl this weekend. Too hard to resist. I might try some toasted walnuts in them as well.

    Thanks for posting this classic recipe. And great job on the pictures.

  38. Holy Moly I just made these, and they are soooo amazing and so perfectly soft!!! I was worried using the salted butter and adding more salt was going to be overkill, but I wrong. These are hands down the best cookies ever (besides your snickerdoodles which I think I will always love more).

    • Wow what high praise for these cookies, thank you! Glad the double-salt wasn’t overkill (sometimes I’m in the mood for really salty-sweet desserts too)! Glad my snickerdoodles will always have a high place in your heart :)

  39. I just made these and added 3 drops of mint oil (not extract) and omg they are the bomb! Thank you for the recipe! This will be my go to for sure!

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