Crispy Oatmeal and Chocolate Neiman Marcus Cookies



Are you a cookie person??? Which type of cookies are your favorite?? I am a crispy, crunchy cookie person, which we can dunk into tea, coffee or milk. And these 250 dollar cookies from Neiman Marcus really hooked me!! You might be thinking why  250 dollar cookie??!! Yea there is a story behind this cookie recipe. You might have read about this cookie in internet. Here is the story in short…. A woman visited “Neiman-Marcus Cafe” in Dallas and ordered a dessert after her dinner — the Neiman Marcus cookie. The woman was so enthralled by the delicious cookie that she asked an employee at the cafe if she could have the recipe. When the employee declined, the woman asked to purchase the recipe, and was told that it would cost her “two-fifty.” When the woman received her VISA statement a month later, she’d been charged $285 — $10 each for two salads, $20 for a scarf, and $250 for the famous cookie recipe. (Read more about it Here ).  Don’t know whether this story is true or not, but cookie is absolutely delicious.

I came across this cookie while rolling through Pinterest. The story really attracted me and when I read the reviews, I decided to give it  a try. Made it couple of times now. We both really enjoyed it by dunking in cold milk. 

What make this cookie special from other oatmeal cookie is that, we are grinding the oats to coarse powder instead of adding whole oats to the batter.A portion of Chocolates are added  ground or grated too.

When we were invited for a dinner by hubby’s one of colleague, I made a batch of this oats and chocolate chip cookie for them. The very next day she sent me message asking for the recipe saying that its very tasty cookie!! I am sure you gonna make a second batch of these cookies. 


This became our favorite cookie since I made them. Hope you are gonna love them. I strongly recommend you to try at least once. Be sure to use good quality chocolate.

Lets see the recipe (Adapted from EJ Recipe)

Serves – 50 to 60 cookies

Ingredients :-

  1. Butter – 240 g (room temperature)
  2. Sugar – 1 1/2 cup
  3. Salt – 1/4 Tea spoon
  4. Egg – 2 (room temperature)
  5. Vanilla extract – 1 1/2  tea spoon
  6. All purpose Flour  – 2 cup + 1 Table spoon
  7. Baking powder – 1 tea spoon
  8. Baking soda – 1 tea spoon
  9. Oatmeal – 2 1/3 Cup
  10. Semi sweet chocolate chips – 300 g
  11. Milk chocolate chopped – 110 g
  12. Pecan or walnut chopped – 1 Cup (optional)

Directions :- 

  1. Preheat your oven at 180 °C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, blend together oatmeal and semi sweet chocolate chips together until fine powder and keep aside.
  3. In a bowl, cream together room temperature butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add in egg, vanilla and salt, beat and mix well.
  4. Through a sieve, add in flour, baking soda, baking powder to the butter mixture and incorporate well with your spatula.
  5. Now add in oatmeal-chocolate chip powder to the butter mixture and mix well. (You may find little hard to mix, but thats how it should be).
  6. Now add in chopped chocolate and nuts (if you are using) and incorporate well.
  7. Keep the prepared dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  8. Now scoop out a table spoon of cookie dough and place to the prepared baking sheet by keeping 1 inch apart and bake for 15 to 17 minutes for crispy cookie. (10 to 12 minutes for little softer cookie)
  9. Take out the sheet from the oven keep it out for 4 to 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. After it completely cool down transfer to the cookie jar.
  10. Enjoy it at any time of the day 😉 

Tips & Tricks :

  • The original recipe calls for Hershey chocolate bar, you can use it instead milk chocolate.
  • Keep your chocolate chips and chocolates in refrigeratore before grinding and chopping.
  • I have not used nuts, use it if you prefer (Original recipe calls for it).
  • Once I made the cookie dough and refrigerated a day ahead and baked next day. It came out good too. It can be prepared 72 hours ahead!! 
  • Measure the oatmeal before you grind.
  • Recipe can be easily halved.  

They look really delicious!

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