Mrs. Fields’ $250 Cookies

Mrs. Fields Cookies

Dive into a Legendary Bite: Mrs. Fields’ $250 Cookies

Imagine sun-kissed golden edges cradling a molten chocolate heart, each bite like a treasure chest overflowing with rich, gooey goodness. These aren’t your average cookies; they’re Mrs. Fields’ $250 Cookies, a legendary treat with a story as captivating as its flavor.

The legend goes: A woman, enticed by the heavenly aroma, ordered one at the Neiman Marcus cafe and inquired about the recipe. The waitress coyly said it would cost “$2.50”. Assuming a typo, the woman readily agreed, only to later discover the price tag – a whopping $250! Despite the shock, the taste etched itself in her memory, forever immortalized in blogs and recipe swaps.

But the allure goes beyond the legend. These cookies are a symphony of textures and flavors:

  • Crisp, crackly edges give way to a soft, chewy center that practically melts in your mouth.
  • Decadent, dark chocolate chips mingle with gooey chunks of grated Hershey bar, each bite a burst of cocoa heaven.
  • Chopped nuts add a satisfying crunch, their earthy notes playing counterpoint to the sweetness.
  • The secret weapon? Oatmeal! It lends a subtle depth and chews, making these cookies genuinely unique.

Making them yourself is an adventure:

  • Creamy oleo and sugars dance with vanilla’s warm embrace, setting the stage for the flavor.
  • Dry ingredients, a blend of flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and soda, provide the foundation for a pillowy yet structured dough.
  • Chocolate chips and the Hershey bar, grated like precious jewels, are folded into the mixture with reverence, promising pockets of pure delight.
  • Each golden-brown cookie emerges from the oven, a testament to the magic that unfolds within.

These are more than just cookies; they’re an experience. They’re a taste of indulgence, a chance to savor a legend, and a reminder that sometimes, the simplest things can be the most extraordinary.

So grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and prepare to bake a piece of history! Who knows, you might create your legend with every delicious bite.

Bonus tip: For an extra touch of luxury, drizzle your cooled cookies with melted chocolate or sprinkle them with a dash of sea salt.

Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or simply a seeker of deliciousness, Mrs. Fields’ $250 Cookies are a journey worth taking. So go ahead, indulge, and discover why these legendary treats are worth every penny (or, in this case, every sprinkle of sugar)!

Mrs. Fields $250 Cookies

Mrs. Fields Cookies
A vintage handwritten recipe for the famous Mrs. Fields $250 cookies made with oleo, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, chocolate chips, Hershey bar, chopped nuts, flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
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  • 1 cup oleo
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces Hershey's bar, finely grated
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Put small amount of oatmeal in a blender until it turns to powder.
  • Cream oleo, sugar, and brown sugar; add eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix dry ingredients together; then all ingredients.
  • Add chocolate and nuts.
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 2-inches apart.
  • Make golf-ball sized cookies.
  • Bake 375 degrees for six minutes.

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Large Mixing Bowl
Cookie Sheet
Large Cookie Sheet
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate, Cookie


Makes 56 cookies. 

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