Baking 4 Dozen Cookies for Lancer Dancer Nationals Competition


My daughter belongs to an award-winning Drill Team.  They are about to depart for a national competition in Orlando for 4 days.  They will work hard, play hard, sleep very little and EAT!  I was recruited to bake 4 dozen cookies to help sustain the little dears.  Fortunately, my friend and fellow Dance Mom, Merrie, also sent me a recipe so I could skip the hard part deciding which to bake.  Thought you might enjoy having this recipe in your back pocket – you never know when you may find yourself baking 4 dozen cookies for a worthy cause!!!

Mrs. Fields’ Cookies


  • 2 cups (4 sticks) softened butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F;

2. Cream together butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla;

3. Mix together in a separate bowl:  Baking powder, baking soda, flour and oatmeal;

4. Add the flour mixture slowly to the sugar mixture.  You will have to abandon the electric mixer and get out the wooden spoon!;

5.  Add the chocolate chips and pecans;

6. Bake on cookie sheet, golf ball size, two inches apart for 10 to 12 minutes until a bit golden;

7. Cool on wire rack.

Sometimes I sprinkle a light dusting of salt on them when they are warm to really get that sweet/salty thing going!  Makes 80-100 cookies.  YUM!

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