When my husband and I first were married, I have to admit I was not the best cook. Sure I could make a few basic things but my recipe list was short and very boring. I started poking around online and looking up recipes on Food Network and allrecipes.com. I would search for hours on my “web tv” (did anyone else have one of these?). I stumbled across a website one day for the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. According to this article online a woman and her daughter were having lunch at a Neiman Marcus. They had cookies for dessert and loved the recipe so much they asked the waiter for the recipe. The recipe was given to them, only to find out later they were charged $250 on their bill for the recipe. I was intrigued by this and figured if the recipe was worth $250 it must be good. I made up a batch of the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies and it has been my husbands favorite ever since.
After doing a little research and with the help of snopes.com, it appears that story was a hoax and just not true at all. It’s a funny story if you think about it. I wish I knew where exactly the recipe originated from because it is a family favorite and it is our go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. If you have never made them from this crazy story, please give them a try just once. You won’t regret it I promise. The mixture of the 2 different chocolates is not completely necessary , but it really does add that little extra something.
- 2 cups butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 5 cups blended oatmeal**
- 2 tsp. soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 24 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
- 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
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 350 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.
** measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
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