Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat}

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe — If you’ve always wanted to recreate Mrs. Fields cookies at home, this recipe works beautifully. Bonus: this recipe will save you a trip to the mall! 

stack of copycat Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie

Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipe

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.

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.

This soft chocolate chip cookie 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, which isn’t unusual for me or for bakery-style cookies. What is unusual is that the cookies are baked in a 300ºF oven for about 15 minutes rather than the typical 350ºF oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Low and slow creates the chewy exterior and soft interior.

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 three cookie recipes I’ve ever made.

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

two Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s in This Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipe? 

To make the perfect chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need: 

  • Dark brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salted butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

stack of two homemade chocolate chip cookies

How to Make Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

To make this soft chocolate chip cookie recipe, cream together the cold butter and sugars until a grainy paste forms. Then, add the eggs and vanilla, followed by the dry ingredients. 

Scoop the dough into balls and chill for at least 30 minutes. Once chilled, bake the homemade chocolate chip cookies low and slow until the edges have set and the tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center. 

To be safe, rotate the baking sheet midway through baking as insurance that the cookies bake evenly since not all ovens cook evenly.

Can I Add Other Mix-Ins to the Dough? 

Yes, you can add pretty much any mix-ins you’d like to this Mrs. Fields cookie recipe. If you don’t want to use regular chocolate chips, sub white chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, and so on. 

Do I Have to Chill the Dough?

Yes, you MUST chill the dough. Do not bake with unchilled dough because the cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.

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!!

Tips for Making Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for both salted butter and salt. You need both to balance out the sweetness of the dough and the chocolate chips. If you don’t have salted butter, bump up the amount of salt you add to the dough. 

Once you add in the dry ingredients, be careful not to over mix the dough. If you mix the dough too much, you’ll activate the gluten in the flour and your cookies will be too chewy. 

Lastly, you want to let the cookies cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This helps them firm up a bit and gives them time to set. 

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat}

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat}

If you’ve always wanted to recreate Mrs. Fields cookies at home, this recipe works beautifully. Bonus: this recipe will save you a trip to the mall!

Yield: 19 large cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

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

Instructions

    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.
    6. Place mounds on a large plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
    7. 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).
    8. 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.
    9. 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.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Popsugar.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

19

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 77mg Carbohydrates: 30g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 17g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

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124 comments on “Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies {Copycat}”

  1. Made this Recipe Christmas eve, rave reviews from picky children.

    Rating: 5
  2. OMG. I made them and they were tasty and gorg ❤️ I always wonder how they make those ig-worthy chocolate chip cookies. Now I know the secret ❤️ Thank you.

    Rating: 5
  3. Wow these are sooooo delicious. FINALLY I can make my own Mrs Fields cookies. So happy, Thankyou so much for this recipe. I’m going to try it next with white choc and macadamia nuts 😉

    Rating: 5
    • Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad you can make your own Mrs. Fields cookies now too :)

      White choc + mac nuts sounds great! LMK how it goes if you try it.

      • Made a half batch of white choc macadamia nut cookies and a half batch of the choc chip.
        They turned out great but your chic chip ones are by far the best. They are all gooey compared to the white choc. Will stick to them from now on. But glad it tried

      • Glad to hear you think the choc chip ones are still by far the best. White chocolate tends to be more dry/less gooey and doesn’t melt as easily in my opinion. Thanks for experimenting and letting me know how things went!

  4. Oh so good and gooey! I made this recipe twice, the second time I added 1/2 cup more flour and that worked thickened them up for me. Thank you, these are incredible!!

    Rating: 5
  5. Mine turned out hard. Any idea why? I baked them as directed.

  6. Ok… I didn’t use a 1/4 cup of dough for each cookie the first time… baked another batch this morning and they are PERFECT! Just like I remember buying at a Mrs. Fields by my office years ago in downtown Dallas. This recipe is a keeper for sure. My favorite was the White Chunk Macadamia. I’m trying those next time!!

    Rating: 4
  7. Hi, may i know how much is 1 cup (2 sticks) cold salted butter? Equivalent to how many grams?

  8. The absolute BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe!! I have deleted all my other ones. Thank you so much for sharing ❤️

    Rating: 5
  9. Hi Averie,
    no need for chilling for this recipe? cuz I noticed you usually like chilling in most of your cookie recipies

  10. Another beautiful recipe! Averie I think you have mastered these cookie recipies! You’re like the queen of cookies!After so many years of trying lots of recipies(nigella Lawson,Betty crocker,TASTY on Pinterest )they would all turn out pretty much the same: thin and stale just after cooling ! None of them share these awesome tricks! FYI underbaking is everything! For this recipe i used cake flour, light brown sugar ,I preheated my new oven for 30 min,I popped them in for 15 min but they didn’t turn brown… so i increased my temp to 180 degrees and they finally came out little brown and chunkier than in the pic !

    Rating: 5
  11. Anyway this recipe could be used to make a copycat of Mrs Fields cookie CAKE?!

  12. Hi, I saw your recipe online and thought the cookies looks absolutely amazing! I particularly wanted to make this recipe because it looked soft, chewy, and crispy. It looked perfect. I’m no novice baker and I’ve been baking for a long time. I also used Silpat and King Arthur flour. And I followed the recipe to the T. I chilled the cookies for 30 mins. However, right when I got the cookies out, I got flatter than pancakes cookies. It completely flattened like paper thin. My heart just sunk so hard in disappointment. I’ve made many great batches of cookies and I never got cookies like this. What went wrong?

    • It’s really hard to say exactly. This recipe does have a higher ratio of butter to flour than other cookies and that can cause spreading at times but if they were paper thin I would say that possibly your baking soda is the culprit or maybe you mismeasured an ingredient? It happens to the best of us. Summer humidity to blame? As a baker you know this can happen too. Thanks for trying the recipe.

  13. I was wondering if a gas oven would be hotter or give a different turn out for my cookies. I have electric , did as you said and they just seem to not get baked enough for me, but taste wonderful, just looked under cooked.

    Rating: 5
    • It’s really hard to say about the oven. If they look undercooked or actually are undercooked, then based on your particular oven, I would just bake them a bit longer. Glad the taste is wonderful!

  14. What do you suggest for storage to maximize the freshness (and softness) of these cookies?

  15. THE REAL RECIPE FROM THE 1980s USED IN ADDITION TO 4 CUPS WHITE FLOUR, 5 CUPS GROUND OATMEAL FLOUR.

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