Thursday, 25 August 2011

Lets Mix it Up a Bit... Best Cookies Ever!

So I thought I'd go for a bit of variety on my blog by giving you guys a cookie recipe. I know I have a couple of other recipes on my blog, here and here. but this... this is amazing. It's worth sharing, and the story behind it is great! So here we go...

This came to me as an anonymous email and this is what it read:

"A little background:

Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a very expensive boutique shop (they sell a typical $8.00 T-shirt for £50.00)

My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas, USA. Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to try the 'Neiman-Marcus cookie'. It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, 'I'm afraid not, but you can buy the recipe.'
I asked how much, and she responded; 'Only two fifty - it's a great deal'
I agreed to that, and told her to add it to my bill.

Thirty days later, I got my Visa statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge was $285. I looked at it again, and remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two sandwiches and about $20 for a scarf. At the bottom of the statement, it said, 'Cookie Recipe - $250.00. That was outrageous!

I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress had 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.'

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 Attourney General's office. I was basically told: Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how you can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back.'

I said, OK, you've got my $250, and now I'm going to have my $250 worth of fun. I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in the world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus for free. She replied, 'I wish you wouldn't do that.' I said, 'Well, perhaps you should have thought about that before you RIPPED ME OFF!' and slammed down the phone.

So here it is! Please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of. I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make another penny from this recipe!"


This makes 112 cookies. I'm not even kidding... It really does... But it's okay because they still taste amazing days after making them!

- 2 Cups (500ml) Butter
- 680g Chocolate Chips
- 4 Cups (1000ml) Plain Flour
- 2 Cups (500ml) Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp. (10ml) Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1 tsp. (5ml) Salt
- 2 Cups (500ml) Sugar
- 500g Grated Cadbury Chocolate
- 5 Cups (1250ml) Blended Oatmeal
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tsp. (10ml) Baking Powder
- 2 tsp. (10ml) Vanilla
- 3 Cups (375ml) Chopped Nuts (optional)

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 two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (180 C).

The best thing about these cookies is that they stay soft and chewy for days... I'd even say they taste better the morning after... Hehe

Are you a cookie lover and will you try this recipe? x

Where can I find it? Here!
How much product? 112 Cookies
How much? $250... Or free here! 
Disclaimer: I did not pay for this recipe myself, but I pity the woman who did. I also think that nobody should ever have to pay that much for a simple recipe...

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