Okay, I swear one day I will post something sweet that is not cookie relate. That day however is not today, or as my absorbable niece Emma would day, “this day.” So, on this day I will be sharing another cookie recipe. Blame my sister, she is the pregnant one with the chocolate chip cookie craving. What kind of sister would I be if I did not help her out; especially when her craving a delicious and not cheeseburger pizza with pickles?
Truthfully I have never baked chocolate chip cookies on my own; unless you count the frozen ones, which I don’t. Although there are plenty of chocolate chip cookie recipes available online (several that I have pinned), I knew I needed to stick with the family classic. What makes this recipe so classic? The story behind it of course.
According to my late Aunt Mary, she received this recipe from her dear friend in Pennsylvania. Apparently years ago, think 1960s, her friend and the friend’s daughter were eating lunch at the Nieman Marcus Restaurant in New York. Upon eating a chocolate chip cookies recipe, the daughter (who was very little) insisted her mom make her these very cookies. Not wanting to disappoint the daughter the lady found a waitress willing to sell the recipe for $2.50. Unfortunately, this waitress was not clear about the extra 0’s.
A few weeks later the lady’s credit card statement arrived. Much to her surprise, it had an additional charge of $250. Immediately, the lady called the restaurant to clarify the error. The manager however informed the lady this was no error. It was standard for the company to sell its recipes for a high amount, after all these are quality recipes. Furious, the lady agreed that this was indeed a “quality” recipe; but disagrees that only a select view shall view it. Instead, the lady vowed to shared this recipe with everyone, which is exactly what she did!
So in her honor, I am sharing with you this extremely, one of a kind recipe. The $250 Nieman Marcus Cookies.
Okay, okay so maybe that little story is not entirely true. In fact, snopes found it to be false. This, as many of you may already know, is a very common recipe and a tall tale. I myself just learned of it. My mom may have shared it once before, but I was obviously younger. For us, this has simply always been, and will always be, Mama Rose’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.
To begin this recipe, heat your oven to 400° F.
Blend together your oatmeal in either a food processor or blender.
Blend the oatmeal to a fine powder.
Cream together both sugars and the butter.
Do not be like me and only cream together the granulated sugar and butter. I did add the brown sugar later, but it definitely would have saved sometime along the way.
Add eggs and vanilla to the mixture.
Next add the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and baking powder to the mixture.
Finally, mix in the chocolate, candy, and nuts.
Roll into teaspoon balls and place on a cookie sheet. I prefer to line mine with parchment paper.
Bake for approximately 10 mins at 400 F.
Allow cookies to cool, and enjoy! Just remember to stash away some of these for yourself because this little cookie disappears quickly! Just ask that adorable niece Emma, who told me, “you can get me another cookie, and set it here next to my glass. I will eat it when I finish this one.”
- 1 Cup Butter
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 2 Cups Flour
- 2 1/2 Cups Blended Oatmeal
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 12oz Bag Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 8oz Hershey Bar - grated
- 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
- Blended oatmeal: measure and blend in a blender or food processor to a fine powder
- Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda. Add chips, candy and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 mins at 400.
- White Chocolate and Macadamia Nuts
- Milk Chocolate, Coconut, and Macadamia Nuts
- Semi Sweet Chocolate