I will never forget the time I googled this recipe instead of going to my recipe book. I ended up with 112 cookies. I should have known better but it was in my early baking days. Even halved, like the recipe below, makes plenty of cookies (about 4-5 dozen!). I usually freeze a log for later and/or for use it in Hunter's cookie dough ice cream.
If you are not familiar with this recipe, you must try it. It's a mix of my oatmeal crispies and a chocolate chip cookie.
Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup unsalted room temp or softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2.5 cups blended oatmeal (I use my food processor to make it into a powder)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces chocolate chips (I use 10 oz Trade Joes semi-sweet chunks, my favorite)
- 4 oz grated chocolate bar (Hersheys, Ghirardelli, etc - I use the food processor)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
|My food processor gets to work on the oatmeal.|
|AND the chocolate bar because I am lazy....|
- Preheat the oven for 375 degrees.
- Grease your insulated cookie sheets.
- Cream the butter and both sugars, stopping to scrape the bowl.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Mix together with oatmeal, flour, salt, baking powder and soda
- Add chocolate chips, grated hershey bar and nuts (optional). Stir by hand (your workout).
This will go into a cookie dough ice cream recipe eventually (Yes, I know it has raw eggs). I have also cooked from the frozen logs and they taste just wonderful.
I am always curious how the cookies spread for recipes and how many you can fit on a sheet. So, just for you, I included the not-so-glamorous yet handy photos.
Let sit for a couple minutes before moving to a cooking rack. Enjoy with a big glass of milk!