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The $250 Nieman-Marcus Cookie Recipe - This story keeps resurfacing in different forms...
All it really is is a cookie recipe from a cookbook, with a little sob story about how
Nieman-Marcus, or Mrs. Fields, or some other company made someone pay $250 for it.
My daughter and I had finished a salad at the Neiman-Marcus cafe in
Dallas and decided to have a small dessert. Because our family members
are such 'Cookie monsters', we decided to try the Neiman-Marcus Cookie.
It was so good that I asked if they would give me the recipe. She said
with a frown, "I'm afraid not". "Well", I said, "Would you let me buy
the recipe?" With a cute smile, she agreed. I asked how much, and she
replied "Two Fifty". I said with approval, "Just add it to my tab".
Thirty days later I received my statement from Neiman-Marcus and it was
$285.00. I looked again and remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two
salads and about $20 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the
statement, it said "Cookie Recipe - $250. Boy, was I upset! I called
Neiman's accounting office and told them the waitress said it was "two
fifty", and did not realize she meant $250 for a cookie recipe. I
asked them to take back the recipe and reduce my bill, but they said
they were sorry, but all the recipes were this expensive, so not just
anyone could duplicate the bakery recipies...the bill would stand.
I thought of how I could get even or get my money back. I just said
okay, you folks got my $250 and now I'm going to have $250 worth of
fun. I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover
would have the $250 recipe from Neiman-Marcus for nothing. She
replied, "I wish you wouldn't do this". I said, "I'm sorry, but this
is the only way I feel I can get even and I will". So here it is,
PLEASE PASS IT ON TO SOMEONE ELSE OR FUN A FEW COPIES.. I paid for it,
now you can have it for free!
2 cups butter 1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar 2 tsp baking powder
2 cups brown sugar 2 tsp baking soda
4 eggs 24 oz chocolate chips
2 tsp vanilla 1-8 oz Hershey bar, grated
4 cups flour 3 cups chopped nuts
5 cups blended oatmeal*
Cream 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 min at 375. Makes 112 cookies. (recipe can be halved)
* Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Have fun! This is no joke - it is a true story!
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