Are you a cookie person??? Which type of cookies are your favorite?? I am a crispy, crunchy cookie person, which we can dunk into tea,coffee or milk. And this 250 dollar cookies from Neiman Marcus really hooked me!! You might be thinking why 250 dollar cookie??!! Yea there is a story behind this cookie recipe. You might have read about this cookie in internet. Here is the story in short…. A woman visited “Neiman-Marcus Cafe” in Dallas and ordered a dessert after her dinner — the Neiman Marcus cookie. The woman was so enthralled by the delicious cookie that she asked an employee at the cafe if she could have the recipe. When the employee declined, the woman asked to purchase the recipe, and was told that it would cost her “two-fifty.” When the woman received her VISA statement a month later, she’d been charged $285 — $10 each for two salads, $20 for a scarf, and $250 for the famous cookie recipe. She was ready to pay thinking that its 2.50 $. Hence the name 250 dollar cookie. Read more about itHere ). Don’t know whether this story is true or not, but cookie is absolutely delicious.I came across this cookie while rolling through Pinterest. The story really attracted me and when I read the reviews, I decided to give it a try. Made it couple of times now. We both really enjoyed it by dunking in cold milk. What make this cookie special from other oatmeal cookie is that, we are grinding the oats to coarse powder instead of adding whole oats to the batter.A portion of Chocolates are added ground or grated too.
When we were invited for a dinner by hubby’s one of colleague, I made a batch of this oats and chocolate chip cookie for them. The very next day she sent me message asking for the recipe saying that its very tasty cookie!!I am sure you gonna make a second batch of this cookies.
This became our favorite cookie since I made, Hope you too gonna love it. I strongly recommend you to try at least once. Be sure to use good quality chocolates.
Lets see the recipe (Adapted from EJ Recipe)
Serves – 50 to 60 cookies
- Butter – 240 g (room temperature)
- Sugar – 1 1/2 cup
- Salt – 1/4 Tea spoon
- Egg – 2 (room temperature)
- Vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tea spoon
- All purpose Flour – 2 cup + 1 Table spoon
- Baking powder – 1 tea spoon
- Baking soda – 1 tea spoon
- Oatmeal – 2 1/3 Cup
- Semi sweet chocolate chips – 300 g
- Milk chocolate chopped – 110 g
- Pecan or walnut chopped – 1 Cup (optional)
- In a food processor, blend together oatmeal and semi sweet chocolate chips together until it gets powdered and keep aside.
- In a bowl, cream together room temperature butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add in egg, vanilla and salt, beat and mix well.
- Through a sieve, add in flour, baking soda, baking powder to the butter mixture and incorporate well with your spatula.
- Now add in oatmeal-chocolate chip powder to the butter mixture and mix well. (You may find little hard to mix, but thats how it should be).
- Now add in chopped chocolate and nuts (if you are using) and incorporate well.
- Keep the prepared dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Now scoop out a table spoon of cookie dough and place to the prepared baking sheet by keeping 1 inch apart and bake for 15 to 17 minutes for crispy cookie. (10 to 12 minutes for little softer cookie)
- Take out the sheet from the oven keep it out for 4 to 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. After it completely cool down transfer to the cookie jar.
- Enjoy it at any time of the day 😉 .
Tips & Tricks :-
- The original recipe calls for Hershey chocolate bar, you can use it instead of milk chocolate.
- Keep your chocolate chips and chocolates in refrigeratore before grinding and chopping.
- I have not used nuts, use it if you prefer (Original recipe calls for it).
- Once I made the cookie dough and refrigerated a day ahead and baked next day. It came out good too. It can be prepared 72 hours ahead!!
- Measure the oatmeal before you grind.
- Recipe can be easily halved.