A Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookie


A Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookie | From My Sweet Heart

This Neiman Marcus cookie never really existed.  But this is how the legend goes.  A woman and her daughter had lunch at the cafe in a Neiman Marcus in Dallas.  After enjoying this cookie for dessert, she asked the waitress for the recipe.  The waitress informed her that the recipe could be sold to her for ‘two fifty’.  The woman agreed to purchase it.  When she got her bill later that month, she realized the the recipe she believed she was purchasing for $2.50, actually cost her $250.00!  She was so enraged when the store would not refund her money, that she decided to email the recipe to all her friends, encouraging them to pass it along also.  Apparently, Neiman Marcus did not feature a cafe in any of their Dallas stores, nor did they sell chocolate chip cookies at the time.  But . . . in response to this rumor, they have developed a chocolate chip cookie and claim to readily share the recipe.  I’m not sure if this is similar to their current recipe or not.  But in my mind, this is the BEST chocolate chip cookie I have ever made.  I think, for me, it is the addition of ground oatmeal  with the flour that gives it a nuttier taste.  I hope you will enjoy it too!  Oh…and of course….feel free to pass it along!!!


1 c butter, room temperature

2 c flour

2 1/2 c oatmeal, ground in blender or food processor

1 c granulated sugar

1 c brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

4 oz grated milk chocolate

2 large eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 c chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream together butter and both sugars.  Add eggs one at a time and vanilla.  In separate bowl mix together the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  Add to the sugar mixture and combine well. Stir in chocolate chips, grated chocolate and nuts.  The batter is very thick.  Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Cool on a rack.  Enjoy!


(I prefer making this using 12 oz of Scharffen Berger semi sweet chocolate chunks and 4 oz of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips!)




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