That d*** cookie recipe is showing up on each and every list to which
I subscribe.
I know this is not film related, so apologies, but maybe this will stop
at least one more person from sending the cookie posting to a list.
--Maureen @ UCLA
This is from the alt.folklore.urban FAQ:
|F.*Cook cheated into buying Mrs Fields' recipe, gets revenge by spreading it.
|["The Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipe" in CBA.  This is probably a descendant of
|the "Red Velvet Cake" UL in TVH.  Another version involves Nieman-Marcus
|and many other noted retail establishments.]
The 'F' indicates this folklore is false.  CBA stands for Jan Harold
Brunvand's _Curses! Broiled Again_ book on urban legends.  UL stands
for urban legend.  TVH stands for Jan Harold Brunvand's _The
Vanishing Hitchhiker_, JHB's first book on urban legends.
And from the author of _Internet for Dummies_
The two-fifty story has been circulating around the net since
practically the day it was born.  It's the #3 most posted urban
legend, after Craig Shergold (the boy who doesn't want any more
cards) and the 1987 modem tax story.  It is one of the many stories
not to pass along since most people have heard it and there's not a shred
of evidence to it in any of its forms.  It was sent by mimeo long
before it was sent by computer.