Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Neiman Marcus” Chocolate Chip Cookies
(makes approx. 112 cookies)

Recipe can be cut in half.

2 cups butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
5 cups (ground) oatmeal *
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
24 oz. chocolate chips
8 oz. milk chocolate candy bar (grated) *
3 cups chopped nuts (I made these with California Walnuts)
Preheat oven to 375º F.
Cream the butter and both sugars. On low speed, add eggs and vanilla till completely incorporated.
Add the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, mixing till combined, then add the chocolate chips, grated milk chocolate, and nuts.
Roll into balls about the size of a ping pong ball or use a large cookie scoop and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.

* To make “ground oatmeal”, measure the amount of oatmeal and run through the food processor or a blender on high, till ground to a fine meal consistency.

The story of the Neiman Marcus Cookie  is a false story, but it sounds good anyway!  Here’s how the story goes:

My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas & decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are such cookie lovers, we decided to try the “Neiman-Marcus Cookie”. It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and the waitress said with a small frown, “I’m afraid not.” Well, I said, would you let me buy the recipe? With a cute smile, she said, “Yes.” I asked how much, and she responded, “Only two fifty, it’s a great deal!” I said with approval, just add it to my tab.
Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and it was $285.00. I looked again and I remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the statement, it said, “Cookie Recipe – $250.00.” That’s outrageous!! I called Neiman’s Accounting Dept. and told them the waitress said it was “two-fifty,” which clearly does not mean “two hundred and fifty dollars” by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the phrase. Nieman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money, because according to them, “What the waitress told you is not our problem. You have already seen the recipe – we absolutely will not refund your money at this point.” I explained to her the criminal statutes which govern fraud in Texas, I threatened to refer them to the Better Business Bureau and the State’s Attorney General for engaging in fraud. I was basically told, “Do what you want, we don’t give a crap, and we’re not refunding your money.”
I waited, thinking of how I could get even, or even try and get any of my money back. I just said,”Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I’m going to have $250.00 worth of fun.” I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail account has a $250.00 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus……for free. She replied, “I wish you wouldn’t do this.” I said, “Well, you should have thought of that before you ripped me off, and slammed down the phone on her.
So, here it is!!! Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of. I paid $250 dollars for this… I don’t want Nieman-Marcus to *ever* get another penny off of this recipe….

Do not pass the story on because it is a HOAX, but you can pass the recipe on! lol

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