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“Nieman Marcus” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Choco Chip Cookies for Angelina

I am graduating soon…which means I have to start working soon and cooking frequency may decline. The night before my graduation, we will be hosting a cookout (NOT a BBQ, I am told) for family and friends. Joel’s family has cautioned me against taking on this endeavor, but I think I can do it. Two of my best friends will be in town to help with preparation and in my family, cooking for large groups of people is normal. Hell, if I can plan a Father’s Day picnic in San Francisco from New York, I can certainly feed twenty people on our roof.

Part of making prep as painless as possible is preparing in advance. The other part is making stuff that is easily scalable. These cookies are both. I baked four just to taste. The rest went into the freezer after I made them into nice little balls that can be baked right before everyone comes over. The original recipe makes 112 cookies so I halved it. I have a few other kinds of cookies in the freezer already: oatmeal peanut butter, snickerdoodles and gingersnaps.

Choco Chip Cookies for Angelina

Nieman Marcus Cookie Recipe

It doesn’t matter where this recipe came from–it makes some damn good cookies!

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

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. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet..Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

My adjustments:

  • Cut the white sugar by 25%
  • No nuts (because my friend wanted macadamia or nothing and I didn’t have any macadamia)
  • Didn’t have a Hershey bar but had half a tin of cinnamon/chili dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s. Cut it up with a knife and tossed it into the batter.
  • In the past, I have put some ground coffee into the batter as well (but not this time)
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