Saturday, June 25, 2011

Me Want Cookie!

I suppose it's fairly obvious that I'm a HUGE procrastinator.  For that I sincerely apologize :\  However I've decided to grace you tonight with a post about one of my all-time favorite COOKIE recipes.  Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness.  I once told a friend of mine in college that I would do nearly anything for a good chocolate chip cookie.  The next time I saw him he graced me with a whole bag of different kinds of chocolate chip cookies. And the great guy that he is, he didn't make me act a fool in public to deserve them.

My favorite recipe comes from my days in Lifeskills class (home-ec equivalent).  It's called the "Neiman Marcus" cookie.  So named due to an urban legend of how a woman acquired the recipe and viciously posted it on the internet. You can find the story in the form of an email forward here, along with the recipe that I'm going to post in just a bit.

Before I post the recipe I'd like to add that I have a fabulous product review coming up as soon as I can gather all my thoughts into one coherent post.  The product is Squid Balm and I am fairly certain I love this stuff even more than I love my Lush (and anyone who knows me, knows I appreciate my Lush products).  I really encourage you to check out their site and be sure to read their About Us, The Real Squid, and the Fine Print (especially the last line, LOL!).

Without further ado, the recipe. Please note that the recipe makes 112 cookies and can be halved so that you don't have quite so many 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) **For a halved recipe I grate 2 regular sized Hershey bars**
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. Makes 112 cookies