The story behind it I first heard from my Uncle Moky, and then I read it again on the copy of the recipe we have.
A woman bought the recipe for the some of the delicious Neiman Marcus/Mrs. Fields cookies, thinking that it cost $2.50. But no, it cost $250. So she determined to share this recipe with others, to get her money’s worth out of it.
And here it is.
Mrs. Fields Cookies
Cream together: 2 cups butter 2 cups sugar 2 cups brown sugar Add: 4 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla Mix together: 4 cups flour 5 cups oatmeal (put small amounts in blender until it turns to powder. Measure first, then blend. Follow exactly.) 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. baking soda
Mix together all ingredients and add 24 oz. bag of chocolate chips and 1 large Hershey bar (8 oz) grated and 3 cups chopped nuts, any kind. (note: 2 cups chocolate chips enough)
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Maybe golf ball size cookies, place 2 inches apart and bake at 375º for 10 -12 minutes approximately. Makes 112 cookies.
[i am drooling over this picture now… i wanna go have another one.]
*This story is said to be an urban legend, but it is still a fun story. Link here.