November 23, 2013
I have seen recipes on other web sites for Mrs. Field's cookies. This recipe is a bit different.
Someone gave this recipe to me many years ago claiming that it was the authentic Mrs. Field's recipe.
I'm not sure which recipe is the real Mrs. Field's Cookie recipe, but the following two recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Cookies are very good.
Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon soda
3 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
In a bowl beat butter and add the sugars. Blend in the eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and soda. Add to the butter mixture.
Stir in the chocolate chips and the chopped nuts.
Place one huge tablespoon at a time onto a prepared cookie sheet.
Bake 350 degrees for about 7 minutes.
Mrs. Field's Oatmeal Cookies
For oatmeal cookies substitute 1 1/2 cups raisins for the chocolate chips and nuts. Add 3/4 cup oatmeal.
November 1, 2013
The first recipe is for "Katharine Hepburn's Famous Brownies." Truthfully I have never heard of this recipe before and it is difficult to know whether or not it actually came from Katharine Hepburn.
This is not a traditional brownie recipe. It is extremely sticky and it would be difficult to pick up and eat. The consistency is more like pecan pie and it requires a plate and fork. It is extremely thin, chewy and gooey, and the walnuts provide a nice crunch.
Katharine Hepburn's Famous Brownie Recipe
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Melt the chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix until smooth.
Add flour, salt and nuts. Mix until smooth.
Pour into a prepared 8x8 pan.
Bake 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.