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Mrs. Fields Cookies from an old vintage recipe. I twisted it a bit with my own add ins to make a delightfully different take on this old favorite. You'll love this! #chocolatechipcookierecipe #mrs.Fieldscookies #copycatMrsFields cookies #cookierecipe #dessert #desserttableMrs. Fields Cookies are one of America’s favorite chocolate chip cookies. Made with ground oats and a few other twists this recipe is REALLY good! And a bit different. All you cookie lovers out there. This one is just for you!

Lately, I have made Ranger cookies,  no bake cookies and Peanut butter cookies for my sweet tooth controlled hubby. I found this recipe for Mrs Fields cookies languishing in my recipe box.

I made them this week for him and now I know why Mrs Fields cookies are so popular. This homemade version is so delicious you will prefer it to store bought!

Mrs. Fields CookiesI’ve had this copycat Mrs Fields Cookie recipe floating around in my recipe box FOREVER. The point of origin is a mystery but I suspect a friend or church member.

Someone took the time back in the day, to type out this recipe and it’s story. They dated it 1-31-86 (I’ve had it that long!) and ran it through a mimeograph. They even initialed it. The machine it was copied on was of awful quality. Probably a church or school machine.

I believe they did mass produce this recipe to share it all over (so SOMEONE believed the story). My copy is about 4 x 6 on a well folded piece of barely legible paper. It was typed on an old manual typewriter too! A bit of Americana nostalgia 🙂

Mrs Fields cookies

Mrs Fields Cookies recipe from my recipe box. A bit tattered and horribly hard to read.

Mrs Fields Cookies Story:

As you can see it’s rather difficult to decipher the way it’s written. I fought my way through it. Now that it’s on the blog, and legible, I’ll be making these often. So yummy!

I have looked up the Mrs. Fields recipe and the versions I’m finding are all different. My recipe comes with a great story to support its claim to fame so of course, this must be the ‘real’ original recipe. I reprinted the story for you below. Enjoy!

Mrs Fields Wanna be Cookies

Mrs. Fields Cookies Recipe makes wonderful sweet crispy cookie I know you will enjoy. The recipe call for just chocolate chips. I used a combination of butterscotch, chocolate and Heath bits because that is what I had on hand. Wowsa! It was great together. So  I’m putting that combo into the printable recipe.

This story goes along with the recipe. Every word is true of course 🙂

“A woman who works with the American Bar Association called Mrs. Fields Cookies and asked for the attached recipe. She was told there was a two fifty charge for the recipe. She assumed it was $2.50 and she charged it to her Visa. It was not $2.50 but $250.00. In order to get her money’s worth, she is passing the recipe out to everyone. Take a copy and give it to a friend with her blessing.”

There you have it. I’m passing it along to you. Please send it on to your friends if you enjoy it. We did!

Mrs. Fields Cookies

Mrs. Fields Cookies. Delicious with Heath candy bits, chocolate Chips and butterscotch.

The Recipe Notes:

  • I made these chocolate chip cookies with coconut oil as I usually do when I bake. The original recipe called for butter. It also used only chocolate chips. I used what I had which was a bit of this and that in the candy chips department but the proportion of chips is correct. Otherwise I followed the original recipe.
  • Except I did cut it in half. The original recipe makes 112 cookies. This recipe halved still made almost 6 dozen 2 inch cookies.
  • These cookies are very different from other chocolate chip cookies because they have more oats than flour. It’s really important to grind up your oats into powder(or very small bits). The recipe doesn’t say, but I used my regular oats.  Measure the oats and then grind.
  • There are a LOT of chips and chopped nuts in this recipe so they tend to fall apart on the baking sheet a bit. I scooped out a tray of cookie dough and then used my fingers to compress the cookie dough into shape as needed. They baked beautifully.
  • Getting them off the baking tray hot out of the oven isn’t going to happen. Let them cool on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes and then remove them with a sharp metal spatula. I was glad I had silicone mats on my baking sheets for this recipe. The cookies came right off once they set up.The original recipe calls for ungreased cookie sheets BTW but I’m not sure that will work.

Once cooled to slightly warm these Mrs. Fields cookies handle wonderfully.

They have a sweet crunchiness that Dave and I both loved. At a family gathering everyone enjoyed them. And then I handed them out to all my visitors at home for a few days. Did I mention these make 6 dozen cookies? That’s a lot for two people! Through it all Mrs. Field never failed us. The cookies proved durable and delicious!

Mrs. Fields Cookies


Your Printable Recipe:

Mrs Fields Wanna be Cookies
Yield: 60

Mrs Fields Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

I found this recipe for Mrs Fields cookies languishing in my recipe box. I made them this week for him and now I know why Mrs Fields cookies are so popular. This homemade version is so delicious you will prefer it to store bought!


  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil (Or butter-softened)
  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 Cups Oats (measure then grind fine in a blender or food processor)
  • 1-1/2 Cup chopped nuts-any kind I used Walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-4 oz. bag Heath bits
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. Butterscotch Chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream the coconut oil, vanilla, eggs and sugars together
  3. in a separate bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together except the chips and nuts.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Add the chips, bits and nuts and mix.
  6. With an ice cream scoop place golf ball sized balls on the baking sheet 2 inches apart.(I used silicone baking mats on mine)
  7. Bake for about 7 minutes until the edges turn just barely brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet until they set up enough to move to the cooling racks.
  9. Cool completely and then store in an airtight container

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 148Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 9mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 2g

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Sunday 7th of June 2020

I have Bobs red mill oat flour and I was wondering if I could use that instead of oats, and how much oat flour is equivalent to the blended up oats?


Sunday 7th of June 2020

Hi Mya, One Cup of rolled oats is equivalent to one cup of oat flour. So just use the amount called for in the recipe. I'd love to know how these turn out for you. Happy Baking!


Friday 14th of June 2019

The recipe states 2oz chocolate chips and 2 oz butterscotch chips. Is this suppose to be 12oz?


Friday 14th of June 2019

Hi Tanja, thanks so much for mentioning this. You are right the candy called for in recipe card is incorrect. Since I halved the recipe and used two kinds of baking chips you will need 6 oz. each of the baking chips and only 4 oz. of the heath candy. thanks for bringing this up. I have updated the recipe. Have a great weekend and please let us know how you like them.


Sunday 26th of May 2019

Thank God for a recipe that doesn't need a lot of sugar. But the taste of her cookies at the store is more sugary. which more likely be at least 3/4 cup brown sugar to 1 cup of flour


Sunday 26th of May 2019

Hi Terri, This recipe is so good and well balanced with the sweet. Thanks so much for stopping by and offering your take on it. I'm so happy you enjoy this recipe. have a fantastic Weekend!


Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

Thank you for the work of rewriting the recipe. I have a copy of this exact recipe! True story or not, the cookie is delicious. I've added craisins - they work very well too. BTW, I could read the original "typed" recipe just fine! ; )


Saturday 26th of January 2019

Thank you for posting the image of the recipe. I lost my copy that I got in the 80's and wanted to make sure I had the real recipe.. Seeing the typewritten page, I know it's the exact same one that I used for many years but being on a Paleo diet I hadn't made them in a while. Thank goodness for the internet!!!


Saturday 26th of January 2019

Oh Yay! Lol. Yes this is one of the biggest benefits to me digging around in my old recipes. I love getting them documented on the internet. This is such a good cookie! Have a great weekend and enjoy

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