Neiman Marcus Cookie Mix

These are my favorite chocolate-chip cookies of all time. As a kid, I didn't even like chocolate-chip cookies. I thought they weren't sweet enough. But I never had these.
This is a recipe that my sister got from somewhere, attached to a lovely, potential urban myth about a lady wanting to buy the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe. The waiter said it cost "two" and she said "Done." The recipe came, then the bill, with an actual price tag of $200.00 or $2000.00 depending on the telling. So revenge is sweet when you freely spread the recipe around.

Regardless, it's divine. My sister teaches in China and chocolate-chip cookies just aren't really part of the life there as they are here. Well, our lives anyway. So I decided to send a bag across the big wide ocean. The mix would work well as a gift, too, in a pretty jar. The baker just needs to add one egg, .5 cup butter, and .25 tsp vanilla to the dry mix.
Neiman Marcus Cookie Mix
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup oatmeal
6 oz chocolate chips
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup nuts (optional)

3 comments:

jillbert said...

What a nice gift to send. Her friends in China will probably be hooked on chocolate chip cookies!

Amanda said...

I love this recipe too. I made it years ago, need to pull it out again!

Nina said...

I have been wanting to try these cookies!! How sweet of you to send these across the globe--fantastic gift. They are on my cookie "to-do" list! Love your blog! Happy Holidays from NYC.