Mrs. Fields' Original Cookies, Inc. bakes and sells specialty cookies, brownies, pretzels, and other baked goods. From one store started by Debbi and Randy Fields in 1977, the firm has expanded to over 1,500 stores named Mrs. Fields' Original Cookies, the Great American Cookie Company, the Original Cookie Company, Pretzel Time, Hot Sam, and Pretzelmaker. This is a true success story of an American homemaker and her husband who overcame numerous obstacles to create an international business. However, like many companies that began as family businesses, it reorganized under outside leadership and ownership. The firm's chocolate chip cookies were so popular that they became the subject of a modern urban legend in the late 1980s and early 1990s.




Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

This unique cookie from Mrs Fields features a caramel glaze and one copycat recipe you should try.


Caramel Glaze
2 1/2 cups flour
8 oz caramels
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup heavy crem
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup whole pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, soda and salt.
  3. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat sugar and butter.
  5. Mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until soft and lumpy .
  7. Add the flour mixture and chopped pecans just until combined. drop dough by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto and ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Place one whole pecan in center of each cookie.
  9. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until cookie edges begin to brown lightly. Transfer immediately to a cool, flat surface with a spatula.
  10. To prepare the caramel glaze: melt the caramels with the cream in a small saucepan over low heat.
  11. Stir with a spoon until smooth.
  12. Remove from heat. Drizzle cooled cookies with the caramel glaze in desired pattern using a spoon or fork.

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