Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni?

9 Dec

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”

Barbara Jordan


I wanted to share my awesome recipe for chocolate chip cookies that I’ve been using for at least a couple of decades. Before I left for my chicago adventure, I made a double batch of…BETTER THAN MRS. FIELDS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. I made enough to share with a few neighbors, my firemen, and friends. The best part is that I baked some and then made cookie dough rolls to give to some friends so they could bake them fresh at a later time, or bake with the grandkids.

Better than Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. flour
5 c. oatmeal (grind 3 c. Leave 2)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
24 oz. chocolate chips
18 oz. chopped Snickers or Hershey or favorite candy.
(Optional- chopped nuts)

Mix butter and sugars and eggs and vanilla in really big bowl. Blend in dry ingredients. Mix by hand when it gets to thick at the end.. Add chocolate chips and candy. Roll into balls on parchment paper cookie sheet, and press down with your palm. 

I usually double the recipe, then form cookie dough rolls to freeze for a rainy day. (Mix once- bake often.) 

I bake around 350° on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. You can tell if the oven is too hot if they brown to quickly. Also dark non-stick pans need less heat. 325° or 330°, from experience. Don’t over bake till dark brown.

I doubled the above recipe. Yes, 8 sticks of butter. This double recipe is not for the faint of heart, or folks with a bad heart.
All the ingredients don’t fit in my huge bowl, so I just mix the butter, sugars and wet ingredients, then divide in half and use two big huge bowls.
I make all the dough, refrigerate a few hours, then form the rolls. Ready to bake in the morning. Of course, a few rolls to give away and a few for the freezer for later. (Okay, now I’m getting hungry. 🤦‍♀️)

Seriously, I hope you try these cookies. They really are super delicious. Perfect for the holidays.

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