The famous Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. Blended oatmeal in the cookie dough is the secret ingredient that gives these cookies just a little more texture and body.
Most of you have probably heard the urban legend of the $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. I have to admit to being a Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie girl, but when my step-mom kindly brought me a stack of her favorite recipes on her recent visit, I knew I had to finally give the Nieman Marcus cookie a try.
I really liked this cookie. The blended oatmeal gives it a little more texture than a Toll House cookie, more like an oatmeal cookie and I’m always happy with a little extra fiber where ever I can get it. I prefer my cookies slightly under-baked and had to watch these closely to achieve the perfect color/texture. They seemed to brown very quickly at the end.
I needed to bake 2 dozen oversized 4″ cookies, so I used a #16 scoop and only made 6 cookies at a time. Initially, I thought I should flatten the dough significantly so it would cook more evenly, but the first ones really spread too much, so I just flattened the top on the rest and that worked out really well.
Update: I made these cookies again recently to take on a camping trip and to take new pictures. I used a #40 scoop for a traditional 2-inch chocolate chip cookie in the pictures.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 cups oatmeal, blended
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 12 oz. chocolate chips (2 cups)
- 1 (4 oz.) Hershey bar, grated
- 3 cups chopped nuts (I omitted these)
- Blended oatmeal: Measure and process in blender to a powder. Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
- Mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda and slowly add to butter, sugar, egg mixture. Add chips, candy and nuts.
- Roll into balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. (Take the cookies out of the oven 1 or 2 minutes before the cookies are cooked, as they will continue to cook on the baking pans.).
- Let cookies cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet before transferring cookies to racks to cool completely.
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