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.




Triple Chocolate Cookies

Mrs. Field's Copycat Recipe

2/3 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 (3 oz.) bars chopped Swiss dark chocolate
1 (3 oz.) bar chopped white chocolate

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. In large bowl of electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and melted chocolate at medium high speed until fluffy. Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour. Increase mixer speed gradually and beat just until blended. Stir in dark and white chocolate. Drop heaping tablespoon dough 2 1/2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 1 sheet at a time 17 minutes or until top looks dry. Cool on sheet on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.

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