Cookies !

Avi-Tohol avitohol at iph.bio.acad.bg
Tue Dec 12 07:09:42 EST 1995


I hope all of you and your families enjoy this story and recipe!!!   Happy 
holidays!


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From:          Trudy Kenny <kenny at FS.SCS.UNR.EDU>
Subject:       FW: Cookies !!!! (fwd)
To:            Multiple recipients of list CUFS-L
<CUFS-L at MIAMIU.ACS.MUOHIO.EDU>

Okay, everyone....a true story of justice in the good old U.S. of A.
Thought y'all might enjoy this; if nothing else, it shows internet
justice, if it can be called that.

My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas
& decided to have a small dessert.  Because our family 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 they said with a small
frown, "I'm afraid not."  Well, I said, would you let me buy the recipe?
With a cute smile, she said, "Yes."  I asked how much, and she responded,
"Two fifty." I said with approval, just add it to my bill.  Thirty days
later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and it 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."  Boy, was I upset!! I called Neiman's
Accounting Dept. and told them the waitress said it was "two fifty," and I
did not realize she meant $250.00 for a cookie recipe.

I asked them to take back the recipe and reduce my bill and they
said they were sorry, but because all the recipes were this
expensive so not just everyone could duplicate any of our bakery
recipes....the  bill would stand. I waited, thinking of how I could get
even or even try and get any of my money back.

I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250.00 and now I'm going
to have $250.00 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to
see to it that every cookie lover will have a $250.00 cookie recipe from
Neiman-Marcus for nothing. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do this." I
said, "I'm sorry but this is the only way I feel I could get even," and I
will.

So, here it is, and please pass it to someone else or run a few
copies....I paid for it; now you can have it for free.

                    (Recipe may be halved.):

      2  cups butter                     4  cups flour
      2  tsp. soda                       2  cups sugar
      5  cups blended oatmeal**         24 oz. chocolate chips
      2  cups brown sugar                1  tsp. salt
      1  8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)      4  eggs
      2  tsp. baking powder              3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
      2  tsp. vanilla

        ** 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!!!  This is not a joke --- this is a true story..


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