Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

I totally stole this recipe from the internet years ago, and between this one and the oatmeal cookies at Potbelly- I seriously have never looked for another oatmeal cookie recipe. If you were around in the 90’s when email chain letters were the latest and greatest, you probably heard of this. A woman, accidently paid and absorbent amount for the Neiman Marcus Cookie recipe (you can easily sub in Mrs. Fields for Neiman Marcus and find similar stories). The amount she paid ranges from $250, to $250,000 (seriously who would ever pay that much for a cookie recipe). Regardless of the facts and if it is at all true, the email chains gave me one of the best cookie recipes that I still use to this day. Now that we are moving into the fall and the comfort food phase of the year, I pulled up one of my old emails from my AOL accounts and tracked down this oldie but goodie. It takes a bit of time to prepare but trust me it is worth the effort.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal then blend in blender or food processor to a fine powder)
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 8 oz. Hershey bar (grated)
  • 3 cups chopped nuts (optional)



Step 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Step 2. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey bar and nuts

Step 3. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. (Prepping for later- freeze these on a cookie sheet and store in a freezer bag for up to 6 months)

Step 4. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

Well now you have the super secret recipe that has been floating around in my inbox for

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