Neiman-Marcus $250 Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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96 cookies




  • 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, grated Hershey Bar and nuts.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place 2-inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 375° or until golden.

Questions & Replies

  1. We had a cookie bake and my sister was assigned this cookie. The dough was so thick and I thought it might be because she used 2 sticks not 4 sticks of butter. That helped some, but I am afraid it’s still to thick even before the chips. Mmmmm. Debating on not adding all the blended oatmeal. I’ve added 3 cups already and it is still moist before chips. Thoughts?
  2. Is it 5 cups of oats before blended? Or is it 5 cups of powdered oats big difference
  3. For the Neimann Marcus $250 cookie, is the Hershey bar the candy bar or the baking bar? I can’t imagine one can grate the candy bar. Please advise.
  4. I forgot to add enough grated chocolate (looked at the recipe wrong) still turned out okay
  5. i'VE HAD THIS ONE FOR YEARS AND IT'S DIFFERENT. Neiman Marcus's Chocolate Chip Cookie Total time: 30 minutes 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, slightly crushed 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips. 1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Cream butter with sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. 3. Combine dry ingredients, and beat into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. 4. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes; 10 to 12 for crispier cookie. Yield: 12 to 15 large cookies. Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 295 calories, 15 grams fat, 35 milligrams cholesterol, 160 milligrams sodium, 3 grams protein, 45 grams carbohydrate.


  1. This recipe is excellent. My cookies must have been much bigger than the recipe called for, because I only got 60 and I had to bake them for 10-12 minutes instead of six. Still, fantastic cookie that I will make again.
  2. This is one of my favorite cookie recipes, and they never last long when you share them. I like to use mini m&m's instead of chocolate chips, and I sometimes add a little peanut butter (1/4 to 1/2 cup) to make them even more yummy! Even though its a pain to blend the oatmeal and grate the hershey's bars, it's worth it! My little brother is always begging me to make these and I tell him I will if he grates the chocolate. Try these cookies - you won't be disappointed!!
  3. All I can say is AWESOME! Great for friends and family because the recipe is so big. You can allways scale it down...But why whith Christmas on the way.
  4. this is an awesome recipe except that it took me more that 6 minutes per sheet.. i put the cookies in for at least 15 minutes each.. and they were not burnt, nor were they undercooked.. it was a big hit with my family and coworkers..
  5. If you add 2-3 tbs of espresso to this recipe, it is a yummy addition


  1. I use half the amount of grated chocolate otherwise I find that it comes out more like a chocolate cookie. Also I find that you cannot half the recipe, the integrity of the cookie changes.
  2. I always sift my flour with the salt, baking powder and soda 3 times when making any cookies. So I also added my blended oatmeal in the sifter too. I also refrigerated my dough before making them. These are by far the best cookies I've ever made. I didn't use any nuts, as my family doesn't care for them.
  3. I use either a mixture of milk chocolate and white chocolate, or all white chocolate chips.
  4. I dont grind the oats into a powder. I put whole oats in it.
  5. Used guittard milk chocolate.It was over kill.But good.


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