Do you know that urban legend about the Neiman Marcus cookies? A lady eats them in the store restaurant and asks for the recipe, and they say they'll charge her "two-fifty." She assumes $2.50 but when her credit card statement comes, she sees it's $250. She's so mad she posts the recipe all over the Internet. The story may be myth but the cookies are awesomely real! They make a huge splash anytime I serve them.
Elise made these cookies herself, but could not contain her creative side, and didn't believe me when I said they'd spread. These are goldfish cookies, tinted orange.
Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt (I use the flakes because they're a little coarser and taste better in baked goods)
2 1/2 cup oats (grind it in a blender as fine as you can so the kids don't find it)
12 oz. chocolate chips
Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips. Place tbsp. sized dollops about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
Janet's Notes: Try to slightly underbake these cookies, kind of like you would for a gooey brownie. They should look just barely underdone when you take them out of the oven.