April 04, 2021 2 min read

Do you remember the story about the Neiman Marcus Cookie? It was a recipe that quite a few years ago had everyone trading this cookie recipe. Here's how the story goes. 'A woman was at Neiman Marcus and ordered a chocolate chip cookie. She loved it so much she asked the waitress for the recipe. The waitress said it would be $2.50 - what she didn't realize was the the waitress meant $250 and did not realize until she saw her credit card statement. So, to get back at Neiman Marcus, she circulated the recipe so no one would have to buy it. Silly story, but a pretty great recipe:) My version of this has mini eggs in it, because. well, they are an Easter staple in our house (and I'm talking the big kilogram size bag that we crush like we've never seen candy before!) This is a recipe that is a little more work. I've made it over the years and it never disappoints - from the extra grated chocolate to the different kinds of flour - it really is a great chocolate chip cookie recipe.

The $250 Chocolate Chip Cookie

In a bowl, combine
2 1/2 c. oat flour (you can make your own by grinding oats into a fine powder. I used oat bran which still worked but the cookie was not as smooth)
2 c. flour (spooned into measuring cup)
1 tsp. b. powder
1 tsp. b. soda
1/2 tsp. salt

In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together
1 c. unsalted butter (room temp)
1 c. sugar
1 c. b. sugar

When smooth, add in
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Reduce the speed to low and slowly add in the flour mixture.

Add in by hand
4 oz. grated milk chocolate (I use a dairy milk bar)
1 1/2 c. smashed mini eggs or chocolate chips (I ususally go by visual when adding this in - so if you like more chocolate - add more)

Drop onto your parchment lined cookie sheet - I use my spring loaded cookie scoop (which is available in the store or online - best tool ever for even sized cookies) or you can drop them onto the sheet.

Bake at 375 for about 9-10 minutes - depending on the size of your cookie.

Happy Easter!

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