Saturday, March 6, 2010

Neiman Marcus' $250 Cookie Recipe

I'm sure you've all heard the story behind the name of these cookies. It's an age old tale told over glasses of milk served with these cookies. Just in case though, here's my shortened version.

Woman enters resturant. Woman orders cookie. Woman gets charged $250 for said cookie. The end.

The real story is much more interesting. I'm just not a good storyteller. Which is sad considering that I'm a two year old teacher at a daycare. My poor students. I think I'll console myself though by telling you that it's not a true story. Just a myth. So I can be just a bad myth teller, right?

You can find this recipe just about anywhere. It's all over the internet and is included in most every cookbook on the shelves. The particular recipe that I referenced was found in a local hometown church cookbook. I had never had one of these cookies before, but figured I'd better make a batch to see what all the fuss was about and I must say that this is a really. good. cookie.

I don't know that I'd pay $250 for just one of these bad boys, but that's besides the point...

...1 c. butter
...1 c. sugar
...1 c. brown sugar
...2 eggs
...1 tsp. vanilla
...2 c. flour
...2 1/2 c. blended oatmeal (place oatmeal in blender or food processor and process until it reaches a fine powder)
...1/2 tsp. salt
...1 tsp. baking powder
...1 tsp. baking soda
...12 oz. chocolate chips
...1/2 chocolate bar, grated (4 oz.)
...1 1/2 c. chopped nuts (I used cashews)
Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in wet mixture. Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

To see more great recipes, be sure to check out Mouthwatering Monday over at A Southern Fairy Tale!


Allison said...

love these cookies. I've had them a few times and they are to die for.

Rachel said...

ow, theres'a lot going on in those cookies! they sound delicious ;-) I know that I've heard that story a million times but, it's fun every time ;-)

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