The Neiman-Marcus Cookie Recipe
If you have had an email address for any length of time you have likely seen this recipe at some point. I had seen it quite some time ago and had a viewer send it to me recently. I wanted to add it thinking it would make a great addition to "Tasha's Tasty TreIf you have had an email address for any length of time you have likely seen this recipe at some point. I had seen it quite some time ago and had a viewer send it to me recently. I wanted to add it thinking it would make a great addition to "Tasha's Tasty Treats". After a little research I found that this email was and urban legendigin, it is an amusing story and from what I have read, the recipe actually makes good cookies. If you want to give it a try, the recipe and the story goes like this...
My daughter and I had just finished a salad at a
Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas and decided to have a small dessert. Because both
of us are such cookie lovers, we decided to try the Neiman-Marcus cookie.
It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and the
waitress said with a small frown, "I'm afraid not but, you can buy the recipe."
Well, I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty, it's a great deal!"
I agreed with approval, just add it to my tab I told her. Thirty days later, I
received my VISA statement and it was $285.00. I looked again and I remembered I
had only spent $9.95 for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced
at the bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe $250.00" That was
outrageous! I called Neiman's Accounting Dept. And told them the waitress
said it was "two-fifty," which clearly does not mean "two hundred and fifty
dollars" by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus
refused to budge. They would not refund my money, because according to
them, "What the waitress told you is not our problem. You have already seen the
recipe. We absolutely will not refund you money at this point." I explained to
her the criminal statues which govern fraud in Texas. I threatened to refer them
to the Better Business Bureau and the State Attorney General Office for engaging
in fraud. I was basically told, "Do what you want, it doesn't matter,
we're not refunding your money." I waited, thinking of how I could get even, or
even try and get any of my money back. I just said, "Okay, you folks got my
$250, and now I'm going to have $250.00 worth of fun." I told her that I was
going to see to it that every Cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail
account has a $250.00 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus...for free. She replied,
"I wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well, you should have thought of that
before you ripped me off," and slammed down the phone on her. So here it
NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES
(Recipe may be halved)
|2 cups butter||1 tsp. salt|
|4 cups flour||1- 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)|
|2 tsp. soda||4 eggs|
|2 cups sugar||2 tsp. Baking powder|
|5 cups blended oatmeal||2 tsp. vanilla|
|24 oz. chocolate chips||3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)|
|2 cups brown sugar|
Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine
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 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.