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Aug 9, 2005
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I got this e-mail, its probably not true but i felt like showing you all!:

Expensive Cookie Recipe...

Pass this on! You have to pass this on..... just for the principal

of the thing.

Every once in a while I have to smile when a big company is taught

a lesson by a thinking citizen.

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!


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 receipe.

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 again, and I remembered I had 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 statues 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 fraud. 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 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 and Canada 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 cups 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 sheet.

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




Have fun!!!
True or Not Can you imagine this ever happening to you...I would Flip..But it does seem to Weird to be true

That recipe was given to me like 15 years ago! That story is SO not true!

True or not, thanks for the recipe

I have made these cookies before, they are really delicious. It took me so long to do it (b/c of grating all the Hershey bars and blending the oatmeal) that I havent made them again. I should again, when I am not in a hurry. I didnt put nuts in mine though, I hate nuts.

I must have had this emailed to me 20 times over the last 5 years! I'd love to make it but the flour and eggs would just make me ill.


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