So there is a story circulating about a woman who was lunching at the Nieman Marcus cafe in Dallas, Texas. She enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies so much that she asked for the recipe. For “only two-fifty” the waitress replied. But when the woman was presented the bill, the total was nearly $300. Turns out the recipe cost $250 as the story goes. In 1997 Nieman Marcus decided to end the myth and create the cookie recipe distributing it for free. I made my own adaptations for gluten and dairy allergies.
Heat oven to 375 degrees
Cream together butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
Finely grind oats in a blender or food processor. Combine the oats, flour, salt, baking powder and soda in a medium bowl, and slowly add it to the wet ingredients. Beat until just combined. Grate the chocolate bar using a microplane grater and add it, along with the chocolate chips to the batter. Mix to combine.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2” apart, on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
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