The LEGENDARY $250 Cookie

There was a story written about this cookie and how a lady paid Neiman Marcus, $250 for the recipe.  While I’m not sure about the truth to that story, I am sure that it won’t cost YOU $250 to make.  I do love this cookie recipe.  I first tried this cookie many years ago, way before the internet, and it has become one of the “staple” holiday recipes that I prepare for my family.  There is a process to this but I assure you, it’s well worth the work.   I halved the recipe, but it can easily be doubled.  Give it a try! 😉

Serving suggestion....

Serving suggestion….

1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp. PURE Vanilla extract
1 tsp. Almond extract
2 cups All-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups BLENDED Oatmeal* (Measure out 2 1/2 cups FIRST, then process to a powder in your food processor or blender)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Baking soda
2 cups Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
1 (4 oz.) Hershey bar, grated (freeze first for easier handling)
1 cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)

 

First thing we need to  prepare is the oatmeal.  *In a food processor or blender (I own a Vitamix), blend oatmeal until it is almost a powder.

Measure out 2 1/2 cups of oatmeal into your blender/processor

Measure out 2 1/2 cups of oatmeal into your blender/processor

This is what the oatmeal should look like.

This is what the oatmeal should look like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a large mixing bowl, on medium speed, cream butter and both sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

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After creaming the butter and sugars, add  the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.  Blend this mixture until combined well, about 2 minutes.  Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

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Add in the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda.   Add the chocolate chips, grated candy and nuts (I didn’t have enough, so I left out the nuts). Beat this mixture, JUST UNTIL it has combined well.  No longer than that or you will end up with tough cookies.

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Using a 1 oz (small), for regular sized cookies,  OR a “regular” sized ice cream scooper,  for larger cookies; scoop up some dough and place them 2-inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.  NOTE: If you have a SILPAT baking liner, there’s no need to lightly grease the baking sheets.  Bake for 12 – 15  minutes at 375 degrees.

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Golden brown and ready to remove from the oven after 15 minutes.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

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