Thursday, July 23, 2009

Biggest Urban-Legend Cookie Recipe Ever... and wonderful too!

I love to hear the origins of recipes... almost like finding long-lost relatives! Despite it’s origin - this is a terrific chewy cookie - thanks to whoever the real person was that morphed it into what it is today. It is full of oat fiber, which might make you feel better about all the chocolate laced throughout the cookie. These are best with ice-cold milk...

I love a good chewy cookie - especially with chocolate chips and nuts. The ground oats in this recipe give them a hearty flavor and a wonderful aroma as they bake. And (as always) - this is a cookie with a PAST.

You may have heard the urban legend of the “Neiman-Marcus $250 Cookie” recipe. I won’t go into it here, but here are two websites that explore that legend more thoroughly than I will. I have heard of this cookie for years, but it was BarbaraBakes that coerced me into actually trying it... For a little “history” you can learn more at the Whatcha-Eatin’ website as well... Thanks ladies!

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  1. I'm glad you liked the cookie! You definitely spoil you kids/grand kids with good food!

  2. Ive heard this story, and have wanted to try the cookie!
    Thanks for sharing!