06 March 2007

Ultimate Blog Party Snacks - $250 Cookie Recipe

I got this recipe from my friend Helen. I had actually seen it floating around on the internet - the recipe that a woman asked for at Neiman-Marcus and was told it was "two fifty" and later saw that her credit card had been charged $250. So she decided it was hers to share with everyone. But, although I had seen it, I never tried it until my friend Helen made them. They are THE BEST chocolate chip cookies you have ever put in your mouth. I am serving them at corner of the Ultimate Blog Party tonight! (Technically I made them to donate as a refreshment to serve during the "winter Bible study" break at church - but we'll pretend I served them at my UBP!)

$250 Cookies
2 cups butter (4 sticks)
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda (Helen omits - I do not - both cookies are great!)
2 cups of sugar
4 cups blended oatmeal (ground to powder in food processor - or buy oat flour)
24 oz chocolate chips
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 - 8 oz Hershey bar (Helen and I both use milk chocolate chips instead)
4 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups chopped nuts (I like walnuts)
2 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients. Mix. Add chocolate chips, Hershey bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Makes 112 cookies.
Store in a well sealed container - as cookies get hard easy. If they get hard - serve them crumbled over ice cream! YUM YUM


  1. WOW - those sound good. But with that much butter, choc and sugar - really how can you go wrong!??! I have never heard of using oat flour! interesting!

  2. I love the story behind this recipe, but I've modified the ingredients a bit and made a better cookie. Nope, not gonna share the changes -- you'll just have to come visit!

  3. These are great cookies! I have had these at Julie's house. Yummmm.....

  4. I've had this recipe for a number of years, it's a big hit in our family!

  5. ooooo I have had those cookies and they ar soooo good. Nice meeting you!!

  6. Ya know I'm debating whether or not I should point out that this is an urban legend (that's been floating around since 1996) or if I should ummm wait until Julie send me a batch of these cookies before doing so. Apparently the recipe it actually the real NM recipe but there's no truth to them having charged someone 250 bucks for it. Check here http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/service/nm_cookie_recipe.jhtml
    and here

  7. Well, no matter if the story is true, it doesn't take away from the fact that you serve mighty good food at a party! But really, with chocolate involved, how can you go wrong...

    Thanks for the invite to your place!


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