The Neiman Marcus Cookie – blended oats give the cookie a chewy texture with chocolate and nuts! Worth all the hype.
Last week a bunch of us ladies were invited to an event at Neiman Marcus by one of our friends that works there. There were free massages, drinks, food, facials, and a $50 gift card for going. It was my first time at Neiman Marcus. We even dragged our poor husbands along so we could get an extra $50 gift card but let’s be honest, you can’t really buy much for $50 at that store.
Anyway, being there reminded me of an email that I have gotten repeatedly over the years about the Neiman Marcus cookie story. I am not sure if this is true or just a myth but it’s entertaining nonetheless…
…supposedly a lady ordered a cookie at Neiman Marcus and enjoyed it so much she asked to buy the recipe. The waitress said she could if she paid “two fifty”. She assumed it meant $2.50 but she was charged $250. She called the account office at Neiman Marcus after receiving the bill and they refused to refund her. So, she told them that she was going to have $250 dollars worth of fun with the recipe. She gave the recipe out to everyone she could think of and told them to give it out to others.
So I have to say with all the hype about the cookie, I was afraid I would be let down but I absolutely wasn’t. They have a crisp outside with a soft middle. The blended oats add a fabulous chewy texture. I definitely will be adding them to my cookie repertoire. Enjoy!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2½ cups uncooked regular oats
- 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 ounces milk chocolate candy bar, coarsely chopped (or about ½ cup of chocolate chunks)
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 375° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Measure oats, and blend in a blender or food processor to a fine powder - set aside. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with the ground up oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips, milk chocolate bar, and pecans.
- Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets. Then, remove to wire racks to cool completely.