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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mrs Fields' Mocha chip cookies


I saw this girl munching a cookie and thought , "Darn , I haven't baked cookies since January ! " I'm so tempted to buy a piece or two just to satisfy my sudden craving but my wallet keep on sighing lol 

In some bakeries , 2 piece of cookies cost more than one block of butter . President , Elle and Vire and Anchor butter are three of the cheapest brands of butter here . As long as you won't buy it at the supermarkets . Baking shops around here gives the best value for your money when it comes to baking ingredients and paraphernalia . No wonder that some popular baking shops around here are full every weekend . The best thing about these small independent shops is you can buy different kinds of chocolates like Valrhona or Callebaut without burning a hole in your pocket . Okay , maybe a bit expensive compare to US but here , you can buy 200 grams of Valrhona ( 70 % cocoa ) couverture either in blocks or feves for HK $46. ( less if you're a member ) . So , an occasional baker just like me with less money to burn , prefer to bake instead . Of course , I didn't use Valrhona chocolate for these cookies , I'm too cheap to use that for cookies heh ! Guittard and Hershey's chocolate chips are the ones I usually use for cookies and they're really affordable .



Anyway , the recipe I have here is my to-go recipe whenever I've got this craving for that particular cookies ^___^ I've got this recipe  , I think 6 years ago from the library , where else ?! when I was looking for some cookbooks to borrow and stumbled upon this book . I xeroxed several recipes but this particular recipe is one that I use , again and again .

These cookies are soft , sort of chewy  and with crisp in every bite . It'll remain crispy if stored in an airtight container .

If you ask me if these cookies tastes like the one in Mrs Fields ?! All I can say is that , these cookies are worth baking  lol 


Recipe adapted from Mrs Fields Cookie Book ( page 22 ) 

Yield : 4 dozen  I made 3 dozen 3-inch cookies ( dough size ranging from 35 , 40 and 45 grams , surprisingly , almost all cookies measures 3-inch each , different cookie dough size withstanding  )

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons instant coffee powder ( French roast or other dark coffee )
2 teaspoons coffee liqueur I used chocolate liqueur  
1 cup granulate sugar scant cup
3/4 cup dark brown sugar , packed
1 cup salted butter / 227 grams salted butter . softened
2 large eggs
2 cups  semisweet chocolate bar , coarsely chopped a cup each of milk and white chocolate chips

* Preheat oven to 300°F / 150°C . 

* In a medium bowl , combine flour , cocoa , baking soda and salt . Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside . 

* In small bowl , mix together coffee powder and coffee liqueur , set aside . 

*  In a large bowl , blend sugars with an electric mixer at medium speed , add in the butter and beat to form a grainy paste , scrape down the sides of the bowl . Add in eggs and the coffee mixture , beat at medium speed  until smooth . Add the flour mixture and the chocolates , blend at low speed until just combined . Do not overmix . 

* Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 23-25 I baked mine for 21 minutes . Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a wire rack .  Leave to cool slightly for 10 minutes before removing cookies from the baking sheet . 


This post is linked to the bloghop event Cook your Books organized by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours 
                                                                   
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19 comments :

  1. Temptations come in any form and anywhere don't they, lol! And now i am tempted by your photos! Very beautiful clicks, they captured the texture of the cookie really well, and they are calling out eat me, eat me!

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  2. 在我家,只有过年才会出现饼干
    但是看到你的饼干
    我又突然想泡milo吃饼干了呢:)

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  3. I can never resist crispy cookies! Bookmarked and thanks for sharing this treasured recipe

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  4. These cookies are GORGEOUS! I'm always buying Mrs Fields cookies. Why buy when I can make them myself? I love it!

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  5. Hi Anne, you are lucky to be able to list President and Elle butter in the affordable range, here they are pretty high end! In those days, cheese are more expensive than butter but now they are almost the same price or even more expensive than cheese if you look at the better brand! That being said, your cookies definitely look scrumptious and I certainly would love to bake some:D Got to visit the bakery this weekend to get me some cheaper butters:P You didn't put in 34 cups of sugar I hope lol!

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    1. Jeannie , I added the slash already thanks lol Yup , HK $ 20 only for President / Elle and vire , really cheap , right ?! Even Lurpak is not so bad at $ 26/block , Beurre isigny is $ 31 now though before it was $ 28 :D

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  6. Hi Anne,
    Mocha chip!! I love the flavor of the cookies!
    Please send a dozen over... lol
    mui

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  7. I have this book Ann and I don't recall ever making this recipe. Oh goodness it sounds incredible. Now when I crawl out of bed I'm going to have to check it out.

    When my kids were younger my sons favorite brownies were from Mrs Fields. They're posted in that cookbook and are so rich and delicious. I may just have to bake those today along with these cookies. Thanks for reminding me about her cookbook.

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  8. Oooo they look so good.... I'm drawn to them immediately after seeing your photo. I wanna make this for my kids - can I just omit the coffee powder and liqueur or will they not be the same anymore?

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  9. They look incredible! I have to bake a batch soon too.

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  10. Printing this off and making a batch for my oldest. He loved mocha everything!!! These look terrific!

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  11. I have that book too Anne and yet I don't remember the recipe either. Thanks for the reminder! Sometimes a "girl" just needs a cookie. And sometimes a girl need a hunky piece of Crumb Cake which is what I made for tonight's dessert. I kinda wish I would have made these cookies. Crumb Cake jut doesn't satisfy that chocolate craving, no matter what the price, lol...Is it too late to request you save me one? Thanks for sharing, Anne...

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  12. I recently made some mocha cookies from Paul Prudhomme. When you opened the bag they smelled like a cup of coffee. I love Mrs Fields also so I am guessing these are great, too!

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  13. Anne on your blog if I write a comment first and then sign up for my google account the comment does not go, but this does not happen with other blogs. Any ways the cookies look incredibly delicious and are tempting me to bake, which I have not done from long :)

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  14. Hi Anne,
    Those butter you mentioned are darn expensive over here! I would usually use the cheaper and affordable butter, unless it is a special recipe that requires good quality butter, with a reason! LOL!
    I have never used Valrhona choc before as I can't find it in the area where I live, got to make a special trip to a store a distance away, and I'm too lazy for that!
    Your cookies looks wonderful. Bookmarked to try!

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  15. Hi Anne, very addictive cookies, yours look so tempting. Great to go with coffee, send me a dozen please! LOL

    Best regards.

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  16. hello anne! just like what jeannie and joyce said, the President and Elle butter are slightly more expensive here..anchor is okay..and just the other day i saw something like organic butter...! phooh! expensive ..very expensive!

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