Neiman Marcus cookie recipe

 
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pirtybirdy
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Joined: 29 Apr 2006
Location: FL USA

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Neiman Marcus cookie recipe Reply with quote

The story below is from a forum member of a tournament website I belong to:

My daughter and I had just finished a salad at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas, and we decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are such cookie lovers, we decided to try the"Neiman-Marcus cookie." It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe, and the waitress said with a small frown, "Iím afraid not, but you can buy the recipe." Well, I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty-itís a great deal!" I agreed to that, and told her to just add it to my tab.

Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge was

$285.00! I looked again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two

salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the statement,

it said, "Cookie Recipe-$250.00". That was outrageous!

I called Neimanís Accounting Department and told them the waitress said it

was "two fifty", which clearly does not mean "two hundred and fifty dollars" by

any reasonable interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused to budge.

They would not refund my money because, according to them, "What the waitress

told you is not our problem. You have already seen the recipe. We absolutely

will not refund your money at this point." I explained to the Accounting Department lady

the criminal statutes which govern fraud in the state of Texas. I threatened to report them

to the Better Business Bureau and the Texas Attorney Generalís office for engaging in

fraud. I was basically told, "Do what you want. Donít bother thinking of how you can get

even, and donít bother trying to get any of your money back."

I just said, Okay, you folks got my $250, and now Iím going to have $250 worth of

fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in the United

States with an e-mail account has a $250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus...for free.

She replied, "I wish you wouldnít do this." I said, "Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you ripped me off!" and slammed down the phone. So here it is!

Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of. I

paid $250 for this, and I donít want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make another penny off of this recipe!

$250 Neiman Marcus Cookies

* 2 cups butter

* 24 oz. chocolate chips

* 4 cups flour

* 2 cups brown sugar

* 2 tsp. 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. 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, and soda. Add chocolate chips,

Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

PLEASE READ THE RECIPE AND SEND IT TO EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS! THIS IS REALLY TERRIFIC!!

Even if the people on your e-mail list donít eat sweets send it to them and

ask them to pass it on. Letís make sure we get these ladies $250.00 worth.

Enjoy the cookies, they are good....
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eefanincan
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Joined: 29 Apr 2006
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I've had that email many times before..... they sound like wicked good cookies, but I've never actually made them.
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pirtybirdy
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Joined: 29 Apr 2006
Location: FL USA

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah......someone told me this is an "urban legend"......still.....It's a good one! LOL!! It roped me in for sure! LOL!
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