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.
Super fudge Brownies
SUPER FUDGE BROWNIES
Mrs. Field's Copycat Recipe
6 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup salted butter, softened
4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and grease an 8x8 baking pan. Combine unsweetened chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium low heat, stirring constantly until pieces are almost melted. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat eggs until light yellow in color, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and blend on low until thoroughly combined. Add vanilla and melted chocolate to the egg sugar mixture. Blend on low until smooth. Add the flour and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into greased pan. Smooth surface with a spatula, and sprinkle uniformly with chocolate chips.
Bake on center rack of oven for 45-55 minutes. The batter should be set and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Do not over bake. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut and serve.