Cookie Revenge!! (fwd)

James G. Carrier (jgc5p@UVA.PCMAIL.VIRGINIA.EDU)
Wed, 30 Mar 1994 19:48:21 EST

Thought someone might want this footnote in history.....

Carey Cox
---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> 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 tab.
>>> 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 all the recipes were
>>> this expensive so not just everyone could duplicate any of their
>>> 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 had 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 can
>>> 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 flower
>>> 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
>>> 2 tsp. vanilla (your choice)
>>> 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.
>>> ** measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
>>> Have fun!!! This is not a joke --- this is a true story..