Have you ever heard the story/urban legend/myth of the $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe?
While I’m not sure what to believe when it comes to the history of this cookie, I sure do love this cookie. I first had these cookies back in college when a co-worker of mine made them for me. They instantly became my favorite chocolate chip cookies, and remain so to this day. One of the things I like best about the cookies is the fact that they have oatmeal in them. An oatmeal chocolate chip cookie really is a thing of beauty. Want to make some? Here’s what you need…
Neiman Marcus $250 Cookie Recipe
Ingredients (recipe can easily be halved)
- 2 cups butter
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 cups blended oatmeal
- 24 ounces chocolate chips
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (8 ounce) Hershey Bars ( grated)
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups chopped nuts ( your choice)
- Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
- Cream the butter and both sugars.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda.
- Add chocolate chips, grated Hershey Bar and nuts.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and place 2-inches apart on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 375° or until golden.
Sue Roo says
Thank you for this re-print. This is the original recipe that came out with the story. I don’t care what Neiman-Marcus wants to post as “their” recipe. This is the one I love!
I first made these cookies back in 1996 there are hundreds of different variations of this recipe on the internet but this one is the original recipe. The missing factors in some of the other recipes is the brown sugar and the blended oats (old fashioned rolled oats) not quick oats and grated Hershey bar. Thank you for posting the real recipe
Elliot Price says
Have only eaten a bit of the dough so far (wow), they’re in the oven and I’m anxious as can be!
Ok, going to try these today. I have heard of the legend of these cookies years ago. Who knows what is really in the original recipe…..but who really cares right! Thanks for the website!
woohoo!! gonna try this one soon! i’m on my quest in finding ‘the’ chocolate chip cookie recipe! 🙂
Jeanette – its one of my absolute favorites! Hope you like it.
How many cookies does this recipe make?
I’ve always wondered how these taste and judging from your pics, they must taste amazing!
I am addicted to your blog! I cannot wait to try these cookies! They look absolutely delicious. The only thing is, I dont believe this is the Neiman Marcus recipe. They have the original recipe posted online….
Either way they both sound great to me:) I am going to visit family and the recipe you posted is what I will be taking with me!!!
Happy When Not Hungry says
I’ve heard about these cookies! I def need to try them 🙂