I was sent a recipe today for the most expensive chocolate chip cookies in the world. The story goes: A woman and her daughter was having lunch at Neiman Marcus and for dessert they had cookies. The woman liked them so much,she asked the waitress for the recipe. The waitress politely responded that she couldn't give her the recipe,but for a mere two-fifty it could be hers. So the woman agreed to purchase the recipe. One month later, after reading her credit card statement she realized the store charged her two hundred and fifty dollars for the recipe. She immediately called Neiman Marcus, but they refused to refund her money. The price was correct and no matter how the waitress relayed it to her, the price was firm.
The woman was very upset and set out on a campaign to distribute the cookie recipe to whomever wanted it. No one would have to pay for that recipe again.
OK, now that is one story. I came into possession of this recipe many years ago. I lived in Boston, MA at the time. The store mentioned in that campaign was Jordan Marsh Company. A very nice department store, Downtown Boston. So, no matter who came into possession first, or if it is even the most expensive cookie recipe in the world,I can tell you this. It is expensive to make. But it is worth it. You will not find a better cookie recipe anywhere.
So, I have decided to make these cookies for my Soldier, Sp. Stanhope Nicholas Clay, who is stationed in Iraq. He is certainly worth it.
I am also going to share it with you. And please feel free to give it to as many people as you wish.
The Most expensive cookie in the world. Or at least that is what is said.
NEIMAN-MARCUS (or Jordan Marsh) COOKIES
(Recipe may be halved)
2 cups butter 24 oz. Chocolate chips
4 cups flour 2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. baking Soda 1 tsp. Salt
2 cups sugar 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal 4 eggs
2 tsp. Baking powder 2 tsp. pure Vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
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, baking soda Add chocolate chips, Hershey bar, and nuts.
Scoop with table spoon. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Do not over bake.
Makes 112 cookies.