Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Slow Down And Smell The Cookies {Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies.... sorta}

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies
When it all seems CRAPPY and not only crappy but SWIRLING CRAPPY, it's good to have a ten year old say "Let's Make Cookies."  It's even better when you have the sense to stop yourself from saying.... "I really need to __________" Insert any verb.... wash dishes, work, fold laundry, pay bills and instead say....  "YES, LET'S!"

And so, we prepared... I saw a recipe for Mrs. Field's on YUM SUGAR that I imagined would be superior and it was, I've noted my differences which were purely out of necessity.  12 thumbs up from the Webb House!


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup C & H dark brown sugar (firmly packed) {I only had a 1/2 cup dark so I did 1/2 light & 1/2 dark}
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup cold salted butter, cut into cubes {I only had unsalted so I added a 1/2 tsp salt}
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips {I used a 2 cup combo of large chips, white chips, dark chips and mini morsels.... it's what I had as my kids are always into my morsels :)}

  • Preheat oven to 300° F.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer blend the sugars at medium speed.
  • Add the cold butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix at low to medium speed just until blended. Do not over mix.
  • Add the flour mix and chocolate chips and blend at a low speed just until mixed.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, two inches apart.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes until golden. Transfer cookies immediately to a cool surface with a spatula. You can line sheets with parchment and transfer to a cold surface to do it faster.

Makes 30-36 cookies, depending on the size of your scoops.... we did some BIG SCOOPS because it was Tuesday and up until that GIANT cookie my week was NO FUN!
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  1. This would turn anyone's week around :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. It's amazing how one word, "cookies" can make you smile, hungry, happy, reminiscent, excited and amazed all at the same time!!!!

  3. OMG ... These cookies are jaw-dropping and I love your luv plate :-)

  4. I could use a giant cookie in my life right now. My week is no fun either. Where can I rent a ten year old to drop some pearls of wisdom like that?