Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe

Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe is one of the most spectacular copycat recipes ever! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this soft and chewy melt-in-your-mouth copycat version of Mrs. Field’s delicious Chocolate Chip cookies. It’s loaded with 50% more chocolate chips than most Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes–and you have only about two-thirds of the volume of most recipes. So that’s a LOT of chocolate!

One of the secret’s to making this recipe is the baking time. The author suggested to bake these cookies only 9 minutes no matter what they looked like because they would continue cooking in the pan. Against my better judgment (I normally would have cooked these 1-2 minutes more) I went ahead and cooked them only 9 minutes and allowed them to sink into the middle so they are soft, chewy and doughy inside (just like Mrs. Field’s cookies). I thought the cookies turned out sensational but this was really more like eating cookie dough than cookies! My oven really needed a few more minutes but your oven may have these cookies ready in nine minutes.

If you just can’t stand cookies with this soft of a texture then, by all means, add an extra minute or two onto the time. I probably should have done this so that the cookies would have been a little crunchier and have a little more body, rather than being as soft-textured as these turned out to be. Other keys are to use REAL vanilla–no imitation stuff, and REAL butter–not margarine. If you want a quality cookie, you have to use quality ingredients. You will never be able to get the exact replication of her cookie since she uses multiple kinds of vanilla grown in countries all over the world, but this is really a great tasting cookie.

I found this recipe in my Treasury of Top Secret Recipes, by Todd Wilbur. I found this book at a thrift shop in Arlington, Texas, for $2.99 and have since gone on to purchase several more of his cookbooks online. I’ve had excellent outcomes on every recipe I’ve tried from his books so far. The only thing I changed in Wilbur’s recipe is to use UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. I never buy bleached flour as it toughens baked goods, and the yukky stuff, emulsifiers  and processes used to bleach flour are killers (literally!)

This rich, decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is to die for! It’s wonderful and I can’t wait to try it in other ways Mrs. Field’s bakes her cookies such as with grated white chocolate, grated dark chocolate, macadamia nuts, almonds or pecans, and even with craisins and oatmeal. If you’re looking for a superb Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in time for holiday baking or just because, I recommend you give this recipe a try….and you be the judge of whether or not the cookies should bake 9, 10, or 11 minutes. Or for that matter, cook some at each time interval and then bake them the length you prefer. One word of caution is in order here. These cookies are very fragile because they are so soft due to the short baking time. You will need to handle them with care. Baking them for only 9 minutes is kind of like eating chocolate chip cookie dough. Seriously, 10-11 minutes may be more cookie-like.

Even still, hopefully you will enjoy drooling over these cookies whether you cook them 9 or 10 or 11 minutes, just as I have!

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I thought Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe was sensational! If you’re looking for a dynamite cookie to WOW your guests, consider making up a batch of these fabulous treats.

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These scrumptious cookies are crispy around the edges but really gooey and soft on the inside. 

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These cookies are absolutely FILLED with chocolate chips! Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe is really an excellent remake recipe by Todd Wilbur. I thought these cookies rocked! Prepare yourself for sugar high and Chocolate Chip Cookie addiction!

 

Here’s what I did.

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Soften butter and place in large mixing bowl. Use REAL butter – not margarine or oil. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, packed.

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Add eggs.

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Add REAL vanilla – no cheap imitations or substitutes!

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Add baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt.

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Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Also add 1 1/2 bags of chocolate chips.

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Stir to combine.

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Roll dough into golf-ball sized balls and place on UNGREASED baking sheets. I was a little leery of putting the cookies on ungreased baking sheets, but the cookies came off the sheets okay and without sticking.

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Bake exactly 9 minutes at 350 accord to Todd Wilbur. Make sure you have your oven calibrated correctly. This is what the cookies looked like after 9 minutes. They DO NOT look done. The cookies will continue puffing up due to the hot cookie sheet and all the sugar in the recipe. Then they will sink as the cookies cool leaving a crispy outer edge but a soft, gooey texture inside. Quite frankly, I thought these tasted more like eating chocolate chip cookie dough. I think another 1-2 minutes would have been a little more cookie-like.

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You can see from this close up that the cookies are not done. I would normally have cooked these about 1-2 minutes longer, but took them out due to Wilbur’s instructions. Allow cookies to cool completely before removing from cookie sheets. If you choose to cook these cookies only 9 minutes, don’t overhandle them or they will fall apart because they are so soft. Don’t transfer to a cooling rack. Just let the cookies cool in the pans until you’re ready to place them in the cookie jar or on trays.

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Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe is a sinfully rich, decadent, spectacular cookie with crisp outer edges and a doughy, gooey inside filled with lots and lots of chocolate.

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You will be amazed at how wonderful these cookies taste. If you are concerned about the time element in baking these cookies, place one dough ball on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake it for 9 minutes. Remove and sample the cookie (after allowing it to cool for a few minutes). If you need your cookies baked longer, then cook them for 10-12 minutes instead of 9. 

 

Here’s the recipe.

MRS. FIELDS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE COPYCAT RECIPE

(Recipe very slightly adapted from Todd Wilbur, A Treasury of Top Secret Recipes)

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Fabulous copycat recipe for Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies. Use only the BEST ingredients. Bake 9 minutes--no longer! Uses 1 1/2 bags chocolate chips.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Shape dough with hands into golf ball-sized dough balls and place a couple inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for exactly 9 minutes or until edges are light brown. (Or consider adding an extra minute or two if you want a more solid cookie).
  6. I rotated racks after 4 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Wilbur notes that it’s extremely important not to exceed the cooking time even though the cookies appear to be unbaked as they will continue cooking in the pans during the cooling process. If you bake any longer the cookies will not be soft in the middle and crunchy around the edges, which is what the finished product should look like. However, these end up tasting almost like eating chocolate chip cookie dough. You should be the one to determine if another minute or two is something you’re more comfortable eating. I personally prefer these cookies after baking for 11 minutes.

NOTE: I highly recommend baking these cookies an additional few minutes if they really look doughy in appearance after 9 minutes, especially since all ovens cook differently.

NOTE: You may find the cookies turn out a little better by chilling the dough balls one hour before baking so the cookies retain their shape a little better.

Suggested variations: add 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts to the dough; substitute milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for the semi sweet chocolate chips; substitute chocolate chunks or grated Ghirardelli white or dark chocolate for the chocolate chips in the recipe.

 

[b]Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra slightly adapted from [url href=”http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/home.php” target=”_blank” title=”todd wilbur”]Todd Wilbur[/url] [i]”[url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Of-Top-Secret-Recipes/dp/0452281504/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1388799714&sr=8-7&keywords=todd+wilbur+top+secret+recipes” target=”_blank” title=”treasury of top secret recipes”]Treasury of Top Secret Recipes[/url]”[/i]
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Serves: 30
Fabulous copycat recipe for Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. Use only the BEST ingredients. Bake 9 minutes–no longer! Uses 1 1/2 bags chocolate chips.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ tsp. real vanilla extract (no imitation vanilla flavoring)
  • 2 ½ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ 12-oz. bags semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Shape dough with hands into golf ball-sized dough balls and place a couple inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for exactly 9 minutes or until edges are light brown. (Or consider adding an extra minute or two if you want a more solid cookie).
  6. I rotated racks after 4 minutes.
Notes
Wilbur notes that it’s extremely important not to exceed the cooking time even though the cookies appear to be unbaked as they will continue cooking in the pans during the cooling process. If you bake any longer the cookies will not be soft in the middle and crunchy around the edges, which is what the finished product should look like. However, these end up tasting almost like eating chocolate chip cookie dough. You should be the one to determine if another minute or two is something you’re more comfortable eating.[br][br]I highly recommend baking these cookies an additional few minutes if they really look doughy in appearance after 9 minutes, especially since all ovens cook differently.[br][br][b]Suggested variations[/b]: add 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts to the dough; substitute milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for the semi sweet chocolate chips; substitute chocolate chunks or grated Ghirardelli white or dark chocolate for the chocolate chips in the recipe.

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Your kids will be begging you to make Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe often!

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Come on over and join me for a plate of these tasty jewels! If you love chocolate chip cookies you will LOVE this recipe! Are you salivating yet? Todd Wilbur hit it quite well on Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe. Better grab one quickly before they’re all gone!

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35 Replies to "Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe"

  • comment-avatar
    Miranda December 24, 2016 (4:01 pm)

    Ours somehow did not have any type of thickness to it. It started runny, finished runny. No way rolling a ball was possible with these. We have thick runny goo.

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      Teresa December 24, 2016 (7:49 pm)

      Miranda, I would add a cup of flour or so to your cookie dough. That will always solve the problem of runny cookies. Unbleached flour is a little thicker then regular all purpose flour, so I don’t usually have that problem.

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    Runbaker November 23, 2016 (2:56 pm)

    Followed everything to a T. I personally liked the texture and taste, the wife said it’s a tad too sweet and the inside looked oily and uncooked. I’ll see what our daughter says about it, but I’ll try doing another tiny batch, this time with the dough chilled for an hour. I usually chill my cookie dough for at least 24 hours, 36 at the most.

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      Teresa November 23, 2016 (3:31 pm)

      Hi there. You may also want to bake them a few more minutes if you think they’re undercooked. Chilling the dough may also help. Hope you enjoy them.

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    Debby October 30, 2016 (10:23 am)

    These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever baked and I have baked for many years! I did put them in the refrigerator for awhile before baking. Thanks for a great recipe!

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      Teresa October 30, 2016 (5:04 pm)

      Thanks, Debby. We loved the taste too. I thought the cookies were a little “delicate” when baking for only 9 minutes. Each oven is different. I actually prefer baking these cookies about 11 minutes so they are a little crispier. At nine minutes on some ovens they may taste more like eating cookie dough! Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed them. I’ll make notations on the recipe card.

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        Anonymous November 3, 2016 (11:34 am)

        I also baked them for about 11 to 12 minutes. I do have to bake everything in my oven a little longer than the recipe instructions, even though I check my oven temperature.

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          Teresa November 3, 2016 (2:25 pm)

          Yeah, my cookies almost always take longer (sometimes 10 minutes longer!) than a lot of recipes. I just eye ball them and take them out when they’re done.

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    Tamika October 22, 2016 (11:05 pm)

    I can’t even explain how bad my first batch came out….. putting the batter in the fridge to chill for a bit…. Let’s see what happens then.

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      Teresa October 24, 2016 (6:41 pm)

      I’ve made this several times, Tamika and never had any problem. But chilling the dough will almost always help cookies turn out well.

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    Spinalqueen March 13, 2016 (6:35 am)

    I tried this recipe today and I must say it was a big hit with the family. I am going to try it with white chocolate and macadamia nuts next. I’ll let you know how it goes thank you.

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      Teresa March 13, 2016 (1:38 pm)

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe. I have a Mrs. Field’s white chocolate chip cookie recipe too. Hope you give it a try as well.

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        Meghann March 25, 2016 (6:08 pm)

        I was so excited to try these cookies but mine turned out flat as pancakes! Not very good. I did everything as instructed. I think they should maybe be chilled before baking?

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          Teresa March 25, 2016 (7:27 pm)

          That may be a good idea, Meghann, you can also increase the flour by about a half cup (especially if you use regular flour instead of unbleached flour). You may also need to cook them just a little bit longer.

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    Tara February 7, 2016 (10:00 pm)

    I discovered this Todd Wilbur recipe around 2000 or so. It is amazing. One strange thing though that I have always found, it works very different in various ovens. When I make it in a convection oven they are insanely amazing and taste identical to Mrs. Fields. But when I make them in a conventional oven they are quite different. Still good but not nearly as crazy amazing. I can’t figure it out. I currently don’t have a convection oven so I don’t make them often cuz they just don’t taste as good as I know they can. I move a lot. I’ve used 3 convection ovens and 10 or more conventional, and they never taste as good! Strange!

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      Teresa February 8, 2016 (7:52 am)

      I’m sure the ovens make a good deal of difference, Tara. I had double ovens when I made this initially. The top oven (which I used most of the time) was always slower than the bottom oven to cook anything (even though it was calibrated to 350). We are in a rental house now while our new home is being built. The oven is circa 1980s and it is very hot. I have to be really careful with overbaking stuff. One of the keys to this recipe is not overbaking it. Once we move in to our new house in a month or so I’ll have to give this cookie a try with a convection oven. Thanks for the tip.

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    kelly January 24, 2015 (5:58 pm)

    just made these. I only used 2 cups of chips. I did not think it needed that much chocolate chips. I added a Tablespoon of milk in the middle of adding the flour. Please measure our your flour after you sift it (my personal rule). Also, I froze them for 10 min before baking so that they don’t flatten out so much.

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      Teresa January 24, 2015 (8:16 pm)

      Hi Kelly, I’m glad they turned out well for you. It is a delicate recipe. When I bake this recipe I have to bake it almost 12-15 minutes because my oven runs slow otherwise they are still like cookie dough! Thanks for letting me know. The extra chocolate chips really do make the recipe a lot sweeter and more chocolatey.

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    NancyC September 15, 2013 (2:05 pm)

    Yum! I’m sure those are fantastic cookies! 🙂

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      Teresa September 15, 2013 (4:32 pm)

      They were amazing!

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    Tamara Leigh: The Kitchen Novelist September 13, 2013 (7:01 pm)

    Gorgeous! You’re making me smack my lips 🙂

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      Teresa September 14, 2013 (8:20 am)

      Prepare yourself for some really yummy cookies!

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    Shari Kelley September 13, 2013 (5:52 pm)

    Oh, these look soooo good! Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite things in the whole world. Your pictures are gorgeous. I am going to make this recipe soon!

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      Teresa September 14, 2013 (8:20 am)

      These cookies were outrageously good even though underbaked!

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