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.




Malted Milk Cookies


Mrs. Field's Copycat Recipe

Yield: 42 servings
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup plain malted milk powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup  White sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup salted butter; softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
12 ounces milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300. In medium bowl. Combine flour, malted milk powder, soda and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk. Set aside.

Blend sugars in a large bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed. Add butter and mix, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs,vanilla and condensed milk, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 24 to 25 minutes until cookies are slightly brown along the edges. Transfer cookies immediately to a cool surface with a spatula.

1 comment:

  1. Is the measure for the flour -- 1/8 cup -- correct? That doesn't seem like enough, given all the butter, sugar, and eggs.