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Jul 12, 2006 01:55 PM

Neiman Marcus Cookie recipe- I know the legend is a lie, but is the cookie good?

We all know the urban legend is a total myth..but I got the recipe from the online site an am wondering if it's worth making. Is it really "all that and a bag of chocolate chips"?

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  1. Not sure which version of this infamous recipe you have, but the one with ground oatmeal in the batter is pretty darn good.

    1. I haven't made it, but a friend has - she said the one with the ground oatmeal made the cookie VERY dry.

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      1. re: LindaWhit

        I also had a very negative experience with this recipe -- it came out dry and somehow missing some depth of flavor. The dough itself was dry (which should have been my warning sign), the cookies were just awful despite the fact that I'd used my good Valrhona in it. Oatmeal and grated chocolate are great additions to a good chocolate chip cookie dough, but this was just a bad recipe to begin with. I ended up throwing out the dough after baking only two sheets of cookies.

        You might want to play around with substituting some blended oatmeal for some of the flour, and adding grated chocolate to one of the Alton Brown chocolate chip triumvirate of recipes The Thin, The Puffy, and The Chewy:

        1. re: LindaWhit

          If it's too dry, then you haven't added enough chocolate bar. I've made these before and the ENTIRE batch was gone within a few hours.

        2. I can't say I've actually tasted them myself but I used to make them (the *whole* recipe) for my husband's employees all the time. It wasn't the only flavor of cookie I sent them, but it was an often requested one.

          Let's face it, if you make a real cookie with honest ingredients and put 2 kinds of chocolate in it (ground milk and semi-sweet chips as I remember) how bad can it be? The oatmeal flour also adds a different kind of sweetness to it.

          1. This is my standard chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's pretty decadent. I prefer to make them fairly small so that eating a couple doesn't make you feel sick (or guilty). Just make sure you don't overbake them, or they will be dry. Slightly underbake for a great texture. The recipe does also lend itself well to making giant cookies that impress.

            1. I prefer the Doubletree Hotel cookies over them. If you've never been, they are given to the guests.

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              1. re: pamd

                Me too! Those are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I have heard that they sell them as well. I keep meaning to buy myself some. Maybe next birthday...