Sunday, March 20, 2016

Neiman Marcus Cookies

Cookie shapes

I was cleaning out my GO TO recipe binder and stumbled across this recipe.  I haven't made these cookies in years and thought today was a perfect day for cookies. I love these cookies because Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are one of my favorites.  My husband knew something was different and guess that they didn't have any sugar.  What?  I don't know what he was talking about.  They are not as good a Nestle Toll House, but what cookie is?   Neiman Marcus Cookies
2 1/2 cups blended oatmeal
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 sticks softunsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces chocolate chips
4 ounces grated  Hershey bar
1 ½ cups chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position and heat oven to 350˚F. Place oats in a blender or food processor and blend until very fine. Set aside,

2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars in a large bowl until light.  Add the eggs one at a time.  Add the vanilla and beat for 30 seconds to blend.

3. Whisk together the flour, processed oats, baking powder and salt. With a large rubber spatula or wooden spoon, blend the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.  Add the chocolate chips, grated chocolate and nuts.

4.   Use a cookie scoop or roll dough into a long cylinder and slice.      Bake 14 to 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned. The cookies should still feel a bit soft at this point. (They will not spread very much and will look undercooked. Do not overcook or they will become hard and dry when they cool.) They will harden as they cool. Remove from oven and let cookies cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to cooling racks. Cool cookies at least 30 minutes before serving.

Martha Stewarts crisp and chewy chocolate chip cookie is the next cookie I want to try.

Another option- make logs, refrigerate and slice.

Small scoop makes great snack
size cookies


The "Neiman Marcus $250 Cookie Recipe" story The store is featured in an urban legend involving a supposed recipe for its popular chocolate chip cookie.[36] In the legend, a woman and her daughter enjoy a cookie while shopping at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas, and ask for the recipe. The waiter informs her there will be a "two-fifty" charge, which the woman interprets as $2.50. Upon receiving her VISA statement, she is shocked to discover she has been charged $250.00 instead. In revenge, she photocopies the recipe and urges her friends to distribute it for free to everyone they know so that the store will make no further profit on its sale. Because the story typically was passed along as a photocopy, it falls in the legend subcategory of Xeroxlore. Later, with the advent of the Internet, it reemerged as an infamous chain e-mail, "Cookie revenge". Folklorists have pointed out three chief holes in the story: Prior to the emergence of the legend, the store did not have a chocolate chip cookie;[37] A similar story has been around since the 1940s, originally involving a red velvet cake recipe from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It wasn't until the 1980s that the story's focus shifted to cookies. The cookie version of the story originally was attached to Mrs. Fields cookies, causing that company eventually to post disavowals of the notices at all its stores. Neiman-Marcus for most of its history only accepted its own card and American Express Although the story is untrue, Neiman Marcus published a cookie recipe[38] to quell rumors. There is also another cookie recipe that is also published on the company's website that is slightly different from the above.[39] Kevin Garvin wrote the recipe in 1995. It is featured on the company's website for free. It also is in the Neiman Marcus Cookbook

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