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Various Recipes - Historian - 12-09-2006

Not sure if posting a request like this is allowed so please delete post if's a legitimate offer by this person (below link):
I purchased these two recipes and received a reply from the poster (Doe):
-Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares
-Runzas (wonderful sandwich sized baked bun filled w/ meat and cabbage)
([url=][/url] - Runza is a midwest chain but it's pretty good commercial food)

Various Recipes - Historian - 12-13-2006

This made it's way to me in Australia so I am sending it back to you - It is an easy peasy lemon squeesy recipe and a great story!!!

Please forward when you finish reading!

A little background: Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a very expensive shop; i.e. they sell a typical $8.00 t-shirt for $50.00. So let them have it!


My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas.

Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus cookie". It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, "I'm afraid not, but you can BUY the recipe." I asked how much, and she responded;

"Only two fifty - it's a great deal!" I agreed to that, and told her to add it to my bill.

Thirty days later, I got my VISA statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge was $285.00. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two sandwiches and about $20.00 for a scarf. 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 had 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."

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.

I was basically told: Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how you can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back"

I said, OK, you've 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 world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus... for free. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do that." 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 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 from this

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved)

2 (500 ml) cups butter
24 oz. (680 g) chocolate chips
4 (1000 ml) cups flour
2 (500 ml) cups brown sugar
2 tsp. (10 ml) (Bicarb) soda
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
2 (500 ml) cups sugar
18 oz. (500 g) Hershey Bar (grated). (Cadbury chocolate for Australians &
South Africans)

5 (1250 ml) cups blended oatmeal

4 eggs
2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder
2 tsp. (10 ml) vanilla
3 cups (375 ml) chopped nuts ( optional )

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 Bicarb (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 (180 °C ) 375 degrees.

The above quantities make ± 112 cookies.


Various Recipes - jovan66102 - 12-13-2006

Snopes is a great site!

Various Recipes - Historian - 12-13-2006

Oh thank you! don't you think it is quaint how naive we are down here!
Refreshing too!:rolleyes:

Various Recipes - Historian - 12-13-2006

Bah.  It's a cute story and adds a dash of excitement to the recipe.
Snopes sucks.  They take all the fun out of life.
People need imagination and myths.  Snopes is just a tool of the so-called Enlightment to further ruin humanity.
And if you think I'm kidding, I'm not.  Snopes is a good example of something that's wrong with this world.  Tall tales used to be appreciated in the proper contexts, and there's good reason for that.
Can you imagine Ancient Rome with Snopes?
"Romulus and Remus is a fraud.  So is the Aeneid."
Great.  The death of Western culture and civilization as we know it.  Who would have fought for Rome if it turned out some drunk sailor took a wrong turn at Greece and beached himself on the Italian peninsula?
You are NOT naive, Marylou.  You still have imagination and wonder, so good for you.  :)

Various Recipes - Historian - 12-13-2006

So is the cookie recipe any good?

Various Recipes - Dryden - 12-13-2006

Someone once told me that the ultimate practical joke in all this was that the cookies, if one actually tried to make them, would turn out to be inedible.  But that sounds improbable to me; the recipe looks fine as far as I can tell. 

Various Recipes - Historian - 12-13-2006

WELL, IT IS ADVENT...and knowing my lot if I cook them they WILL eat them. So I must set a good example, however we are doing a lot of Christmas cooking because we have Marty home this year and we have to be prepared. (boy, can he eat!)
Made a wonderful cantaloupe ice-cream with nougat and pistacio nuts last night (it is summer over here) we are making window cookies to hang on the tree.
The littlies and I will try the choc cookie recipe in the new year.
What I love about the recipe is the yield of 112 cookies per batch - now that's bakin'.

Various Recipes - Historian - 12-13-2006

Sophia Wrote:<p style="margin: 0px;">So is the cookie recipe any good?
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I didn't think it was that great, and it ruined my mixer.[Image: mad.gif]

Various Recipes - Historian - 12-13-2006

curious_catholic Wrote:
Sophia Wrote:So is the cookie recipe any good?

I didn't think it was that great, and it ruined my mixer.[Image: mad.gif]

How'd it ruin a mixer?  [Image: huh.gif]