Neiman Marcus Cookies

    17 min

    This was a forward email. Basically a lady when to Neiman Marcus cafe, loved the cookies and asked for the recipe, the waitress said it cost "twenty five" so she said yes. When she got the credit card receipt that month it was $250 not $25! Anyway long story short she couldn't get her money back so vowed to the company to email the world with the recipe so no one would ever buy the cookies ever again!

    6 people made this

    Serves: 56 

    • 28 / 56 / 112 Cookies
    • 125g / 250g / 500g butter
    • 170g / 340g / 680g chocolate chips
    • 250g / 500g / 1kg flour
    • 125g / 250g / 500g brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp / 1 tsp / 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 tsp / 1/2 tsp / 1 tsp salt
    • 125ml / 250ml / 500ml sugar
    • 125g / 250g / 500g grated Cadbury chocolate
    • 312g / 625g / 1250g blended oatmeal
    • 1 / 2 / 4 eggs
    • 1/2 tsp / 1 tsp / 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp / 1 tsp / 2 tsp vanilla
    • 94g / 187g / 375g chopped nuts (optional)

    Prep:7min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. 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 bicarbonate of soda. Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate and nuts. Roll into balls, and place 5cm apart on a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4.

    Cook's note

    I have quartered and halved the recipe just incase you don't want 112 Cookies! Enjoy with the satisfaction that this does not cost you anything :-)

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    I have made Nieman Marcus cookies from various recipes but thought I would try this recipe for a change. Maybe things are lost in translation from US cups to metric but the mix is far too dry - too much oats? I assume '125 ml of sugar' is just a typing error. Add up all the 'dry' ingredients and you will see that one egg and a small amount of butter isn't enough. We even took out about 150g of the mixed dry ingredients before baking as it wasn't moist enough to form cookies. Still ended up with very dry cookies. Not recommended.  -  13 Jul 2015


    I made these and the kids had eaten them before I'd even finished the washing up! Now a firm favourite in our house!  -  04 Jun 2011


    Brilliant story. I can't imagine paying $250 for any recipe, especially since so many chefs will happily talk about their food and how they made it!  -  08 Sep 2009