|Name:||Mrs. Fields Cookies||Contributor:||Jon Maybell|
|Key words:||sour cream, chocolate||Category:||Desserts|
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
2-1/2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1-1/2 c granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c sour cream
2 (12 oz) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 c chopped walnuts
|Preparation:||Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a wire whisk, mix dry ingredients thoroughly; set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened baking chocolate over medium-low heat; stir constantly until completely melted.
In a large mixing bowl using electric mixer, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla until blended. Add chocolate and butter mixture. Add dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time, alternating with sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet, spacing them 2" apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Transfer from hot baking sheet to cool surface immediately.
Yield: approximately 5 dozen cookies.
[Again check the notes]
I don't know about the validity of the other Mrs. Fields story that is going around, but I'm pretty sure this one is true.
A FOAF got a job last summer as a co-op student up at Mrs. Fields headquarters in Park City (about 40 miles from the University of Utah). The job required him to write some much needed utilities for accessing the company database, so there was alot of pressure to get them done ASAP. Because of this, he worked many late nights. One night, he got done writing a utility program faster than expected and he had some extra time on his hands. He started playing
around on the LAN just to see what was out there. Somehow (he's not even sure how he did it), he managed to get onto a file system belonging to none other than Debbi Fields herself, where he stumbled upon a directory called "secret". It was in this directory that he found a file called "NewRecipe". This is what he found there:
After this FOAF got the recipe written down, he went home for the night. The next day, when he got in to work, there was a memo going around that a new kind of cooky was being added to the line and that it would include some VERY secret ingredients that only Mrs. Fields herself would know. Samples of the new cooky were being given out all over headquarters.
Later that night, he tried to find his way back into the "secret" directory but he was never able to do it again, but when he tried the recipe the cookies were EXACTLY like the samples he had tasted that day. He also said that the new cookies were apparently very successful and were setting new sales records. I haven't had the chance to try this recipe yet, but I hear the cookies are fabulous.
My guess is that the secret ingredient is the sour cream. I've never seen a cookie recipe that included sour cream.
[Again please check http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cookie.asp ]