I started off today completely excited that we were about to bake THE NEIMAN MARCUS CHOCOLATE CHIP cookies. I've heard so much about them and was completely confident that our baking skills were up to the challenge.
My father-in-law 'Rollie' gave us the recipe last night and I did a quick google search to ensure that we had everything we needed. To my surprise, I was comparing two totally different cookie recipes! Turns out, Rollie's recipe wasn't even close to the Neiman Marcus recipe! A bit upset, I figured that we might as well bake them since we had all the ingredients...and boy am I glad we did! These just might be THE BEST chocolate chip cookies I've ever had!
- 2 cups butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 5 cups blended oatmeal
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 24 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 8 oz Hershey bar grated (we actually used 2 regular sized 4.4 oz Hershey bars)
- 3 cups chopped nuts (optional, we did not include)
- Measure oatmeal and blend to fine powder
- Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
- Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and sift to combine ingredients.
- Add chocolate chips, grated Hershey bar and nuts.
- Roll into ping-pong size balls and place 2" apart on cookie sheet
- Bake at 375 for 10 minutes (please note this depends on your oven; we baked for 15 minutes)
- Rollie said it makes 10 dozen, we got 86 cookies (a little over 7 dozen)
Notes: The quantity of dough near the end of the mixing process is entirely too much for my standard Kitchen Aid mixer. We had to get creative mixing in the last bit of the oatmeal by separating the batter into two manageable batches and then combining at the end to add in the chocolate. We later found out that the recipe can be cut in half to manage the batter!!
Now, I think it's time to make the Neiman Marcus recipe and compare!!