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!