View Full Version : Attention all cookie lovers and injustice fighters!!!

09-12-2006, 05:00 PM
This was awesome! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Neiman-Marcus cookies

Nieman -Marcus cookies RECIPE FOLLOWS

I love it when the little guy strikes back!

A little background: Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a very
expensive store; i.e., they sell your typical $8.00 T-shirt for $50.00.
Let's let them have it! THIS IS A TRUE STORY!

My daughter and I had just finished a salad at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
Dallas, and we decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are
such cookie lovers, we decided to try the"Neiman-Marcus cookie." It was
so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe, and the
waitress said with a small frown, "I'm afraid not, but you can buy the

Well, I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty-it's a great
deal!" I agreed to that, and told her to just add it to my tab. Thirty
days later, I received my VISA statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge
was $285.00! I looked agai n, and I remembered I h! ad only spent $9.95
for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom
of the statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe-$250.00". That was outrageous!

I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress said
it was "two fifty", which clearly does not mean "two hundred and fifty
dollars" by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus
refused to budge.

They would not refund my money because, according to them, "What the
waitress told you is not our problem. You have already seen the recipe.
We absolutely will not refund your money at this point." I explained to
the Accounting Department lady the criminal statutes which govern fraud
in the state of Texas . I threatened to report them to the Better
Business Bureau and the Texas Attorney General's office for engaging in

I was basically told, "Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how
you can get ev en, and don't bother tryi! ng to get any of your money
back." I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm going to
have $250 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that
every cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail account has a
$250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus...for free. She replied, "I wish
you wouldn't do this."

I said, "Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you ripped
me off!" and slammed down the phone. So here it is!

Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of.
I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make
another penny off of this recipe!

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved)

2 cups butter
24 oz. chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cu ps chopped nuts (your choice)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. 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

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


Even if the people on your e-mail list don't eat sweets send it to them
and ask them to pass it on. Let's make sure we get these ladies $250.00
worth. Enjoy the cookies, they are good....

09-12-2006, 10:44 PM
Hi solesinger, I'm an ex-baker, and am dying to try out the recipe.

Here's to all cookie lovers :)

09-15-2006, 05:38 PM
That really sucks - times where slang really messes a situation up.

Well, I do thank you very much for the recipe, I do plan to try them out for a bunch of hungry firefighters at an upcoming "social" - thank you again!