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.




Mocha Chunk Cookies

Mrs Field's Copycat Recipe

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon instant coffee
2 teaspoon coffee liqueur
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar; packed
1 cup salted butter; softened
2 large eggs
10 oz semisweet chocolate bar coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside. In a small bowl dissolve coffee crystals in coffee liqueur and set aside. In a large bowl blend sugars with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add the butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Scrape down sides of the bowl. Add eggs and dissolved coffee crystals, and beat at medium speed until smooth. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chunks, and blend at low speed just until combined. Do not over mix. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 23-25 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool, flat surface.

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