NK - Neiman-Marcus Cookie Recipe

Carla Glenn ciana at okom.net
Fri Feb 5 21:30:50 PST 1999

Another quick note....this recipe has been sent to Iceland!!!  It is going
to probably get around the world!  I certainly hope you were serious!!!!  If
not, I am sorry!

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Bain <the_green_eyed_cat at yahoo.com>
To: Northkeep Ansteorra <Northkeep at Ansteorra.ORG>; Matt A Bechtold
<editor at synapsis.net>; Carol Hollingshead <artbycarol at webzone.net>; Kevin
McKeaigg <Kevin_McKeaigg at amrcorp.com>; Pam Wells <sofia-B at email.msn.com>
Date: Friday, February 05, 1999 5:19 PM
Subject: NK - Neiman-Marcus Cookie Recipe

>For all you cookie monsters out there!
>My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
>Dallas & decided to have a small dessert.  Because both of us are such
>cookie Lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcuscookie." 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 recipe." Well, I  asked how much, and she responded,"Only two
>fifty, it's a great deal!" I  agreed with approval, just add it to my
>tab I told her.
>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" That's
>outrageous!  I called Neiman's  Accounting Dept. and told them the
>waitress said it was two-fifty," which  clearly does not mean "two
>hundred and fifty dollars" by any *POSSIBLE* 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 her the criminal
>statues which govern fraud in Texas. I threatened to refer them to the
>Better Business Bureau and the State's Attorney General for engaging
>in fraud. I was basically told, "Do whatyou want, it doesn't matter,
>and we're not refunding your money." I  waited, thinking of how I
>could get even, or even try and get any of my  moneyback.  I  just
>said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, 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 in the United States with an e-mail account has a $250.00
> cookie recipe from Neiman- Marcus...for free. She replied, "I wish
>you  wouldn't  do this." Isaid, "Well, you should have thought of that
>before you  ripped  me  off," and  slammed down the phone on her.
>So here it is!!!>
>Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think
>of. I paid $250 for this...I don't want Neiman-Marcus to *ever* get
>another penny off of this recipe....
>   NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES (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
>    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 cookiesheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
>Makes 112 cookies.
>    Have fun!!!
>This is not a joke --- this is a true story.  Ride free, citizens!
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