i imagine that by now you have all heard the bogus story about the woman who asked for the cookie recipe at neiman marcus, thought it was $2.50, and when she got the bill for $250, decided to get revenge by spreading the recipe all over the place. incase you haven’t, here’s the whole thing on snopes. in any case, it is still a darn good cookie recipe! my friend liz was making a whole ton of them as favors for a bridal shower she is going to, and i offered to help with this daunting task. she came over saturday morning and we got to work…man, it was nice that there were two of us because making over a hundred cookies can take a little while.
i made these once or twice a few years ago but had forgotten what they were like. they had lots of chocolatey goodness, balanced with the texture of finely ground oatmeal.
so, you didn’t think neiman marcus would just sit back and take this, did you? okay, maybe you did, since they are pretty classy and may be above acknowledging such stories… however, they decided to show how much they don’t mind giving recipes away by sharing a chocolate chip cookie recipe of their own. to be fair and unbiased, i of course had to make these as well!
obviously these are much less chocolatey, have no oats, and no optional nuts, but the espresso powder provides a subtle distinction– adding that neiman marcus grown-up class that you do not find in the typical chocolate chip cookie. and yes, these are doubling as july’s cookie of the month!
2 cups butter
24 oz.chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Cream the butter and both sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.
Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts.
Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.
the recipe on neiman marcus’ website:
|1.||Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds)|
|2.||Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.|
|3.||In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.|
|4.||Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.|
|Yield:||2 dozen cookies|
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