This week's recipe is forwarded to us from Lyle Falk who received it from a disgruntled
customer of Neiman Marcus. Read the origin of the recipe below the recipe.
(Recipe may be halved)
a.. 2 cups butter
b.. 24 oz.chocolate chips
c.. 4 cups flour
d.. 2 cups brown sugar
e.. 2 tsp. soda
f.. 1 tsp. salt
g.. 2 cups sugar
h.. 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
i.. 5 cups blended oatmeal
j.. 4 eggs
k.. 2 tsp. baking powder
l.. 2 tsp. vanilla
Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine
Cream the butter and both sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour,
salt, baking powder,and soda.
Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts.
Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Makes 112 cookies.
Origin of recipe
Below is a copy of an email explaining the origin of the recipe. The authenticity
of the claims cannot be verified by this website.
A little background: Neiman-Marcus, if you don't
know already, is
a very expensive store; i.e., they sell your typical
$8.00 T-shirt for
THIS IS A TRUE STORY!
My daughter and I had just finished a salad at a
Cafe in Dallas, and we decided to have a 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
Well, I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two
fifty-it's a great deal!" I agreed to that, and told
her to just add it to
Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement, and
Neiman-Marcus charge 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,
That was outrageous! I called Neiman's Accounting
Department and told them
the waitress said it was "two fifty", which clearly
does not mean "two
hundred and fifty dollars" by any reasonable
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 your money at this
point." I explained to the Accounting Department
lady the criminal statutes
which govern fraud in the state of Texas. I
threatened to report them to the
Better Business Bureau and the Texas Attorney
General's office for engaging
I was basically told, "Do what you want. Don't
of how you can get even, and don't bother trying to
get any of your money
I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, and now
I'm going to have
$250 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to
see to it that
every cookie lover in the United States and Canada
with an e-mail account
has a $250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus...for
free. She replied, "I
wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well, perhaps
you should have thought
of that before you ripped me off!" and slammed down
the phone. So here it
Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you
I paid $250 for this, and I don't want
Neiman-Marcus to EVER make
another penny off of this recipe!