Thursday 16 August 2007


Ever hear the story about a woman who had a Neiman Marcus cookie and then asked for the recipe? She got the recipe, but had to pay $250 for it. Neiman Marcus said that the story is baloney and published their real recipe for FREE. This is why there's 2 versions. So goes the legend. I have the two versions of the recipe. I like the one with the blended oatmeal ($250 version)better. Besides, the story that went with it is better!

2 cups butter
4 cups flour
2 t soda
2 cups sugar
5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder)
24 oz. chocolate chips
2 cups brown sugar
1 t salt
1 8 oz Hershey Bar (grated)
4 eggs
2 t vanilla
2 t baking powder
3 cups chopped nuts (optional)
  • Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda
  • Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and optional nuts
  • Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet
  • Bake 10 minutes at 350 F
  • Makes 112 cookies. (yes, it's for a store apparently!)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3 T granulated sugar
1 egg
2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 3/4 c flour
1 1/2 t instant espresso powder, slightly crushed
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips

  • Cream the butter with the sugars until fluffy
  • Beat in the egg and the vanilla
  • Combine the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 F for 8 - 10 minutes

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