It's time to Fill the Cookie Jar! I missed out last month, and with the poor time management I have had lately, I am lucky to have made it this month! Our theme for the month is for Mother's Day, and a cookie that Mom likes. So, I asked my mom what she would consider her favorite cookie. Her answer, chocolate chip. I did a lot of thinking on what would make a special chocolate chip cookie, and I finally had it. The ever elusive, urban legend, Neiman Marcus Cookie.
To any that remember the beginning of internet and email, you probably got the cookie email a bazillion times. It was as common as the email from Bill Gates telling you to forward your email and you would win ten thousand dollars. But, I knew they were both a hoax, and I deleted them and moved on, every time. I never actually considered that the cookie email might be a good recipe. But, over the years, I started hearing whispers and rumors about this recipe, and even though it was not a $200 recipe, it really did make a good batch of cookies! If you don't know the hoax, click here to read about it!
There are many sites that have the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe online. That made me feel better about attempting this recipe, because if there is one thing that makes me sad, it is having a disappointing cookie! I did enough research that I felt good about making this for my mom's, Mothers Day Cookie.
It is Amazing. Awesome. Perfect. Chocolately. I only changed two things. I cut the recipe in half. The original is way to big! And, the Hershey bar? I chopped it instead of grating it.
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Neiman Marcus Cookie
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
4 oz. Hershey bar, chopped ( I used 4 regular Hershey candy bars)
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In blender, add 2 1/2 cups oatmeal. Blend until it is a fine powder. Set aside.
In large bowl, cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, beat to combine. In another bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, mixing until all ingredients are completely combined. Add chocolate chips, and chopped Hershey bar, stirring again until chocolate is completely incorporated.
Using small cookie scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheet two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.
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