Some of you lucky people probably have Mrs Fields shops in your country where you can eat a chocolate brownie or a chocolate chip cookie whenever you feel like it.
Some unlucky people like me, will have to either:
- Yearn for them but not find them
- Make them ourselves
In case it wasn’t obvious enough, I’m jealous of those of you who do have Mrs Fields nearby.
I chose option #2 recently because I had seen a Mrs Fields when I was in Seattle for work but I didn’t get around to getting a cookie. I did mentally kick myself for that, really. Sometimes you see something and you think “Ahh, later..there’s so much time left.” Next thing you know, you’re on a flight home and you feel like screaming “Stop! I did not get to eat my favourite chocolate brownie!”
Here’s a link to the recipe.
I did make some minor changes: I reduced the sugar from 1.5 cups to 1 cup (only white sugar as I was out of brown sugar) and I accidentally used baking powder instead of baking soda. So my cookies did not expand as much, but they tasted amazing – if I may say so myself. *Beams proudly* If you watch the video, they do say that you should refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before shaping the cookies and baking them. But, in the recipe it does not say so. I would suggest refrigerating the dough though because it’s a lot easier to shape them, then.
I placed my dough on a piece of foil and then used a spatula to shape it into a log. Then I wrapped the foil around the log and placed it in the fridge. Later, it was a lot easier to take small amounts with a butter knife, and roll it in my palms and place it on a baking sheet. I did press it down a bit to shape a cookie.
Here’s what my batch of cookies looked like:
Having devoured quite a few Mrs Fields chocolate chip cookies during my teenage years, I have to say these do taste quite similar. I do think they would have tasted even better if I had a KitchenAid *hint* *hint* 🙂