Baking Tip: Use Good Eggs

One of the secrets to my cookies is a commitment to using the best available products in them, including–and especially–fresh eggs. If you haven’t tasted a farm fresh egg before, put it on your to-do list. Fresh eggs from free-range, quality fed chickens are a taste experience in themselves. Plus, they are higher in folic acid, Vitamin B, and Omega-3s. They literally have a butter-like taste, and you know what happens when you add more butter taste to cookies, right? That’s right–Nirvana.

If you have access to a local farm, offer to buy fresh eggs from the farmer each week. He probably has more eggs than he knows what to do with, and he will probably charge you less than what you pay at the supermarket. If you’re unsure of where to look, search for local farmer’s markets in your area.

If you don’t have access to a local farm, you can purchase organic eggs at most grocery stores. They may cost a little more, but the taste (and health) benefits will be worth it. When it comes to eggs, the term organic means that the chickens are free-range (not locked in tiny cages) and fed an organic diet as opposed to genetically engineered corn or animal byproducts.

It’s a simple thing, but I think you’ll notice amazing results once you switch to high-quality eggs in your baking and cooking. Your cookies, your stomach, and your health will thank you!

By the way, check out other Mrs. Fields giveaways on two other great blogs: Tatertots & Jello, and Sassy Scoops! Enter to win!

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16 responses to “Baking Tip: Use Good Eggs

  1. Buying fresh locally makes such a difference! We have chickens for fresh eggs and prefer them over store eggs anyday :)

  2. I got directed here from tatertots and jello. Great, helpful idea about eggs with baking. Thanks so much and my family really likes your treats.

  3. SewLindaAnn

    I’m over here from Tatertots & Jello. I had no idea there was a blog and will now be subscribed to the posts. I’m very excited to try the Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies. Love, Love, Love the Cookie Cooler Caddy and hope the hubby wins one. (Great egg info. I’m going to try and find somewhere to get fresh ones from, I’ve always wanted to see the difference as I cook and bake a lot).

  4. I definitely agree with your take on farm fresh eggs! My in-laws have chickens at their house out in the countryside, and I can taste a difference when I cook with their eggs. I am lucky enough to get them for free, but they’d be worth paying for. :)

    I’m visiting from the Tatertots and Jello blog today!

  5. Hey, I heard about this from Tatertots and Jello. I will have to look into getting fresh eggs. Sounds good.

  6. MELANIE

    I am here via Tatertots and Jello’s blog. Glad to learn about this site. I never thought about egg quality before….
    Melanie

  7. amber monson

    I am a follower of tator tots and jello, and just found you wonderful site through her fathers day giveaway. I will definitly be putting this on my favorites.

  8. I’ve always loved your cookies!!! And now you even more yummy stuff to enjoy!
    visiting from tatertots and jello

  9. Sue

    Just headed over from tatortots and jello, although I didn’t really need the push. I’ve loved Mrs. Field’s cookies for years!

  10. What a fun blog! I’m from Tatertots and Jello!

    Thanks for the tips!

  11. Stefanie

    Great tips, thank you!

  12. Stefanie

    I just read about your cookies and giveaway from Tatertots & Jello, I love your chocolate chip cookies.

  13. Cara

    Here from Tatertots and Jello and love the info about eggs. We live in Oregon where you are allowed to keep chickens as pets and eat their eggs!

  14. I get so excited every time i go to one of your kiosks and find the peanut butter dream bars! they are bliss! Coming your way to say have a great day thru Tater tots and jello’s webpage ;)

    - Kathryn

  15. I’m here from Tatertots and Jello. It’s so great to find your blog!

  16. Great tip! We buy organic, local eggs as often as we can.