I have been wanting to make this cookie for a long time ever since I read about the $250 Neiman Marcus cookie recipe. Legend has it that a mother and daughter asked if they could buy the cookie recipe as it was so good and she was told it's "two-fifty." When she got her credit card statement a month later, it was actually $250, not $2.50 as she thought so she decided that she would share the recipe for free with everyone. You can read the full story here.
These cookies were really delicious! I can see why someone would ask to buy the recipe. It's a crispy cookie and had the right balance of chopped nuts, chocolate chips and ground oats. A definite winner and I've had so many compliments about these cookies, I'll have to make them again!
Makes a lot of cookies! approximately 70-80 cookies
I adapted the recipe slightly by reducing the sugar and chocolate chip amounts which I've shown here.
300g plain flour
210g rolled oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
200g light brown sugar
175g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
300g chocolate chips
175g chopped mixed nuts
- Preheat the oven to 180c.
- Blitz the rolled oats in a food processor until it resembles a fine powder.
- Cream the butter and sugars until smooth.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Mix in the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda.
- Finally stir in the chocolate chips and mixed nuts.
- Use an ice cream scoop to place a scoop of cookie dough spaced apart on a lined baking tray.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- The cookies will still be soft but will harden as it cools.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.