Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Printable Recipe: Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Neiman Marcus Urban Myth Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This recipe supposedly came about from an urban myth when an email circulated purported to be by a disgruntled woman who had the cookie at a Neiman Marcus restaurant and asked for the recipe. She said she was told it she could have it for “two-fifty,” and when she got her credit card statement, there was a charge for $250. She called and protested, but was told she could not have her account credited. In response, the email said, she was posting the $250 recipe on-line for the whole world. But as with most email tales, it was apparently an urban myth, as Neiman Marcus supposedly did not sell cookies – at least until after the email circulated. A marketing plot? Perhaps. But after attempting to deal with Neiman Marcus’s customer service for something entirely unrelated to cookies – or for anything I ordered for that matter but found in my mailbox along with the bill – I can only conclude that they should get out of the luxury apparel business and go back to baking cookies. These are utterly delicious, and freeze beautifully. I roll the dough into balls and pop them in the freezer; thaw and bake as needed.
1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 ½ cups ground oatmeal (grind in a
blender or food processor to a fine powder)
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
12 ounces (1 large bag) chocolate
chips (best quality)
9-ounce chocolate bar, grated
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars, then add the eggs and vanilla.
- Add the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Blend in the chocolate chips, grated chocolate bar, and nuts. Mix until batter is well incorporated. (Batter will be fairly dry; if it becomes difficult to handle, just knead the nuts and chocolate into the dough like bread, being careful not to overwork the dough or it will be tough.)
- Roll into balls about the size of golf balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Suggestion: use two different kinds of chocolate, such as milk chocolate chips and grated dark chocolate.