So my daughter’s BFF, Kathryn made these for Christmas and said how they were the best cookies. I had never heard of the cookie or the story that goes with it. After looking up the recipe I just had to try it!
The story says that a lady visiting a Neiman Marcus Cafe loved the cookie she was eating and asked the waitress for the recipe. For “only two-fifty,” the waitress said she could have it. Then her credit card bill came and she found out the recipe was for $250, not two dollars and fifty cents. After many years of this urban legend, Neiman Marcus finally gave out the recipe for free and here it is.
They are similar to normal oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but WAY better! You put the oats in a food processor or a blender and grind them. Then you have your normal chocolate chips plus you grate up a milk chocolate bar and add that to the batter. I think I will try it with a dark chocolate bar next time.
- 1 cup butter soft
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ½ cups oats quick or regular (ground)
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 16 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 4-ounce milk chocolate bar (grated)
- 1 ½ cups chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream together, butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs, then set aside.
- Finely grind oatmeal in a blender or food processor. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and soda into the food processor/blender and give is a quick pulse to get everything combined. If your food processor is too small just combine in a bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet and beat just until combined. Grate chocolate bar using a cheese grater and add it, along with chocolate chips and nuts to the batter. Mix just to combine.
- Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are just starting to get a little brown, don't over bake.