Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe: The $250 Secret Mandy Ellis June 13, 2014 Chocolate, Cooking, Cool, Dessert, Desserts, Interesting, Junk Food, Recipes 6 Comments If you heard a recipe was $250, would wonder how great it truly is? Would you think that the ingredients were extremely expensive or that it was a heavily guarded recipe? The Neiman Marcus cookie recipe rumor says that someone asked for the recipe and was told they’d need to pay $250 in order to get it. $250. That’s a car payment, a good purse, a Nintendo DS, a month’s worth of groceries for some. And this was for a cookie recipe. Maybe it’s just a rumor or it could have been a joke, but these cookies are definitely an excellent recipe for parties or just treating yourself for a hard week of work. For other cookie recipes, check out this Ginger Cookie recipe. Luckily, chefs and experimenters have cracked the code on this recipe and the rest of us can make the cookies for free (or almost free after you factor in the cost of the ingredients). But I have to warn you…these cookies are like crack. I just finished baking them and I’ve already eaten 4 and I just had a full dinner. They’re not too sugary, they have an amazing texture, they explode with chocolate, and they’re light and fluffy. What more could you want in a cookie? This recipe comes to you from one of my favorite baking sites (www.browneyedbaker.com). She has amazing recipes including her waffle recipe that I love and use almost every weekend. Neiman Marcus Cookies 2014-05-12 20:12:31 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 30 min Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 30 min Ingredients 2 ½ cups oats 2 cups AP (all-purpose) flour 1 TS (Teaspoon) baking powder 1 TS baking soda ½ TS salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 TS vanilla 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 4 ounces milk chocolate chips 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees Line baking sheets with parchment paper Blend the oats in a food processor until they have created a fine powder In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the oat powder with the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt In a large bowl or an electric mixer bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy Scrap down the sides and beat in the eggs one at a time Add the vanilla to the mixture and beat until it is fully incorporated On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until it is all incorporated but do not over mix Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts with a spatula Create 2 ounce balls from the dough and place them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart Bake in the oven for about 10-14 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are lightly browned Allow the cookies to cool for about 2-3 minutes on a cooling rack Be extremely happy you can enjoy these cookies (they’re like crack) for much less than $250 for the recipe By Mandy Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker So Good Blog http://www.sogoodblog.com/ SummaryRecipe NameNeiman Marcus CookiesPublished On 2014-06-13Preparation Time 15MCook Time 15M Total Time 30MAverage Rating 4 Based on 1 Review(s) The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Mandy Ellis I am in deep-fried love with food and travel. With Italian roots, I have a weakness for bread, marinara, and mozzarella. I’ll try anything once and am constantly searching for intriguing places to visit. When I'm not savoring the last bite or organizing my next trip, I'm indulging my inner bookworm and writing about my adventures. If you turn on college football and give me a local craft beer, you’ll see the happiest Hokie on the West coast. Latest posts by Mandy Ellis (see all) Crock Pot Queso Recipe: Spicy. Creamy. Easy. Not Your Average Cheese Dip. - August 29, 2014 Crock Pot Peanut Fudge: The Simplest Fudge You’ll Ever Make - August 9, 2014 Chocolate Lasagna Recipe: Try Not to Eat the Whole Pan in One Sitting - July 29, 2014 6 Responses Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 13th, 2014 I will for sure try this $250 cookie recipe!! Reply Irene June 14th, 2014 This is not the Nieman Marcus recipe. It is ,however, available on their website for free. Reply Joe June 14th, 2014 Of course it’s an untrue rumor, but why not check that before spreading it further? http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cookie.asp Reply Tim June 14th, 2014 You might be surprised to learn that Nieman Marcus didn’t even sell cookies until well after the urban legend about the $250 recipe was so widely circulated (by fax!) that they got so many inquiries about it. Reply monogodo June 14th, 2014 The above recipe is incorrect. The real one is available at http://www.neimanmarcuscareers.com/story/recipe.shtml Reply Susan Beets June 15th, 2014 Too bad this is not the actual Neimans recipe Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.