I’m sure you’ve heard of the story of the customer that requested the recipe for chocolate chip cookies she had while dining at a Neiman Marcus cafe. The legend goes that she loved the recipe so much, she requested the recipe and was told it would be “two fifty”. She assumed it was $2.50 and was shocked to see her credit card statement with the amount of $250.
In order to stick it to them, she decided to distribute the recipe to as many people as possible. Snopes.com shows that this legend has been around over 70 years, taking on various companies as the bad guy.
Even so, this chocolate chip cookie recipe has been a favorite in our house since my kids were little. It makes a huge amount, so I usually halve the recipe. I also only add nuts to half of the dough since my daughter isn’t a huge fan of them. Here’s another chocolate chip cookie recipe that I really like. If you’ve made both, which do you prefer?
It’s funny that so many people readily assumed that this was true since it began circling the internet in 1996, and resurfaced in 2016 through Facebook. No matter – they’re still delicious!
By the way, if you’re curious, Neiman Marcus published their own version of the cookie recipe and posted it in 2003.no products
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup| 7 ounces granulated sugar
- 1 cup| 7 ounces light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups | 10 ounces flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, ground
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 ounces Hershey bar, grated
- 1 1/2 cups nuts, chopped (walnuts, pecans)
- Preheat oven to 375 and line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, cream the butter and both sugars. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl and add eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined and smooth.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, ground oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to mixer and stir until combined.
- Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate, and nuts and stir.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into balls. Bake 10 minutes.
Recipe was originally doubled, but my stand mixer can’t handle that amount of dough.