Mrs. Fields Cookies (revisited)

by Megan on February 18, 2013

Mrs. Fields Cookies // take a megabite

When it comes to the weekend I require big breakfasts, naps galore, and freshly baked cookies. So to ensure the cookie part of my weekend, I whipped up this dough Friday after work and popped it in the fridge for casual Saturday baking. Feel free to do the same to bake at your leisure!

And these cookies are by far one of my very favorites. There is plenty of ground oatmeal in each bite, giving them a delectable texture, along with two kinds of chocolate, and a sprinkling of salt on top, you can’t go wrong.

Mrs. Fields Cookies // take a megabite

Mrs. Fields Cookies – revisited (makes 28 cookies)
Recipe from my Mrs. Fields and my mom

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal, coarsely ground in a blender or food processor
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. grated milk chocolate
  • sea salt or fleur de sel for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer beat the butter and the sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Beat until combined.
  3. In another medium bowl whisk together the flour, ground oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Beat into the sugar and egg mixture until all mixed together. With a wooden spoon, and using some muscle,  stir the chocolate chips and grated chocolate into the dough. Using an ice cream scoop, or scant 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop the dough out of the bowl. Roll into a ball in your palms. Flatten slightly and place on the prepared baking sheets a couple inches apart. Sprinkle with additional salt.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden on top and set. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Mrs. Fields Cookie Process // take a megabite

This dough grew up to be cookies.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah February 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

All the cookies, man. All the cookies. These look amazing. I do not have enough Mrs. Fields-alikes in my life.

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

YES. Every single cookie forever.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 18, 2013 at 1:58 am

Yum! I love that the oats are ground in this recipe – must try!

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I bet you’d love that method, gurl!

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mum February 18, 2013 at 8:41 am

We think alike…I just made these tooooo! A great cookie to make, bake and share!

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

BFFs, Mum!

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Ali February 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

Damn girl, these look seriously good. And you have some seriously good style. Love your photos layout, everything.

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Thanks, Ali! <3 Means so much!

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Kelsey February 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

My mom had that same mixing bowl when I was a kid! I should find that…

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Yeah girl! I hope you do!

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McKenna Ryan February 18, 2013 at 11:23 am

These cookies look absolutely scrumptious! I really want some right now. xx. McKenna Lou
http://www.lynnandlou.com

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Thanks McKenna! If only we were neighbors. I’d totes share.

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Billy February 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

What!? Ground oats in my chocolate chip cookies are totes what I’ve needed in my life Megan.

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Hell to the yes. I’m so glad!

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Rosie February 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

What gorgeous cookies and the pictures are wonderful too, nice recipe!
http://takingovercooking.weebly.com/

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Rosie February 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm

nice recipe

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Thanks, Rosie! <3

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Natasha February 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Great minds! I made some oaty chocoaltey cookies this weekend too! And leisure baking is the best. I haven’t experimented with ground up oatmeal in cookies but imagine it’s real dang good!!

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Megan February 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Yes! Oats in cookies forever! And I checked those guys out and I love that you did the toasty meringue filling! Skillz, gurl.

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Rachel February 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Yum! Oatmeal chocolate chip is my fave, so I’ve got to try these! One questions- by oatmeal, you mean unprepared oats, right? And are we talking quick-cooking oats, or old fashioned/rolled oats?

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Megan February 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Yeah girl! I used rolled oats for these.

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Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath February 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

If I don’t get a big weekend breakfast, I consider that weekend to be a complete failure. I do a lot of cookie baking, too – it seems that I am in good company. I have been meaning to make these myself – I bet the oatmeal makes them so delicious and chewy.

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Laura Dembowski February 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Ground oatmeal is such a cool addition! Cookie baking makes any day better!

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Leslie March 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Yes! These are my go-to choco chip cookies. Isn’t it funny how our parents had to search for this recipe (the “real” Mrs. Fields recipe) and now we can just google it. Ahh, the wonders of the internet.

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