Mrs. Field's Cookie Recipe

The Internet has a term for stories, mostly untrue or exaggerated, that continue seemingly forever, starting afresh with each time/date stamp: urban legends. But in the days before the Internet (actually, just a couple years ago), urban legends still existed. Instead of being passed from computer to computer via E-mail, they went from fax machine to fax machine, spread by legions of anonymous faxers around the world.

This story is untrue: this is not the Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. It has also been called the "Nordstrom's Cookie Recipe" and the "Rodeo Drive Cookie Recipe" and similar variations. However, it is a good cookie recipe, so, legend, ALL CAPS, warts and all, here it is.


A WOMAN WHO WORKS WITH THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, CALLED MRS. FIELDS' COOKIES AND ASKED FOR THE FOLLOWING RECIPE. SHE WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS A TWO-FIFTY CHARGE FOR THE RECIPE. SHE ASSUMED IT WAS $2.50 AND CHARGED IT TO HER VISA CARD. IT WAS NOT $2.50 BUT $250.00! IN ORDER TO GET HER MONIES' WORTH, SHE IS PASSING THE RECIPE OUT TO EVERYONE. MAKE A COPY AND GIVE IT TO A FRIEND WITH HER BLESSING.

MRS. FIELDS' COOKIES

Cream together:  2 Cups Butter
                 2 Cups Sugar
                 2 Cups Brown Sugar
           Add:  4 Eggs
                 2 tsp Vanilla
  Mix Together:  4 Cups Flour
                 5 cups Oatmeal (put small amounts into blender until
                                 it turns to powder.  Measure first,
                                 then blend).
                 1 tsp Salt
                 2 tsp Baking Powder
                 2 tsp Baking Soda

MIX TOGETHER ALL INGREDIENTS

           Add:  24 oz Bag Chocolate Chips
                 1 - 8 oz Hershey Bar (grated)
                 3 cups chopped nuts (any kind)

Bake on ungreased cookie sheets. Make golf-ball sized cookies and place them on cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 for 6 minutes. Enjoy!!


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