Neiman's $250 Cookie Recipe

Neiman's $250 Cookie Recipe

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In November 1987 a woman lunched at Neiman Marcus Dept. Store. For dessert she had a cookie which she enjoyed so much she asked if she could have the recipe. The waiter said yes but it will cost $2.50. The woman agreed to charge it to her account. Her statement came in showing $250.00 for the recipe so she promptly vowed to get them back. She copied and distributed it to everyone she saw (in Fort Worth). Apparently, I have been corrected. This is not a true story, but an urban legend, please forgive my ignorance.


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makes 112 cookies
30 Min
5 Min


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  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 4
  • 2 tsp
  • 4 c
  • 5 c
    blender oatmeal (blend oatmeal in blender until fine powder)
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 24 oz
    seni-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1
    8 oz hershey's chocolate bar, grated
  • 3 c
    chopped nuts

How to Make Neiman's $250 Cookie Recipe


  1. Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
    Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate and nuts.
  2. Roll into balls and place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 6 minutes at 375 degrees.
  3. Makes 112 cookies and recipe can be halved.

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About Neiman's $250 Cookie Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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