I can remember as a child my aunt’s great love of Neiman Marcus. At a young age I grew to appreciate expensive clothing and cookies. You heard right. Every trip with my aunt included a cookie at Neiman Marcus. I loved those cookies.
Legend has nicknamed the Neiman Marcus cookie the $250 dollar chocolate chip cookie. When a cashier rang up a customer for her chocolate chip cookie, she was charged $250 instead of $2.50.
Ask someone to describe their favorite chocolate chip cookie and the answers are as varied as asking someone to describe their favorite vacation destination. However, it always seems that someone has vivid ties to their chocolate chip cookie. It might have been the cookie they always had at grandma’s house, or one that they made every Christmas together.
This is one cookie that will stand out in your mind. It is just that incredible. Every bite has a hint of nutty oats, with the chocolate bursting in to solidify that this cookie is one that wants to be remembered.
Neiman Marcus $250 Chocolate Chip Cookie
Makes 6 1/2 dozen cookies.
- 4 cups flour
- 5 cups oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 24 ounces chocolate chips
- 3 (8 ounce) Hershey bars, finely chopped
- 3 cups chopped almonds (I prefer using toasted almonds)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease several cookie sheets.
In a blender or food processor, blend the oats until it reaches a flour like consistency. Add the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix until blended. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until eggs are incorporated. Stop, scrape the bowl. With the mixer on low speed slowly add in the flour mixture until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips, chocolate bars and almonds.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto the cookie sheet, spacing the cookies three inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
* After blending my oatmeal, I put in my Hershey bar and almonds and pulse until chopped.
* You can easily half this recipe if you need less cookies
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