The story of Mrs. Fields started when Mrs. Debbi Fields started a shop to sell her own-recipe cookies in California in 1977. Nobody had tasted cookies as delicious before, and so within decades, one store had turned into thousands. To this day, each Mrs. Fields franchise still makes cookies from Debbi's own recipes, using real butter, eggs and vanilla, and a signature blend of flour, sugar and chocolate. Even though the real Mrs. Fields started by selling only chocolate chip cookies, Mrs. Fields' repertoire has expanded to include oatmeal raisin cookies, white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies, frosted cookies and even chocolate bark – all undoubtedly as delicious as the original. You'd be tempted to ditch traditional cakes and give your best friend a giant chocolate chip cookie cake for their birthday – which Mrs. Fields stores make. Mrs. Fields gift certificates are redeemable in American stores or through their catalogue, and e-gift certificates on their online store.