The Greatest Cookies Ever

(Neiman Marcus)

Okay, I have never made these for dinner club, but they are killer and have a great story behind them.

Whether urban legend or not (the friend who sent me the recipe swears it’s true), a lady and her daughter stopped for a break at the café in a Neiman Marcus store. Her daughter loved the cookies so she asked for the recipe and the server replied it would cost her two-fifty (the price of the cookie). On her next bill from the store they had charged her $250 and when she complained they refused to refund or her money or discuss it, after all, she already had their “secret” recipe. So she promptly sent it to about a thousand people asking they send it along. It makes a lot of cookies but the recipe can probably be halved.

2 C butter
4 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 C sugar
5 C blended oatmeal
24 oz, chocolate chips
2 C brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 8 oz Hershey bar, grated (I use the Callebaut chocolate flakes…)
4 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
3 C chopped nuts (your choice, I like pecans)

Measure oatmeal into blender & blend into fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda & powder. Add chocolates and nuts.
Roll into balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Sooooo goooood….

-Laurie

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