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Post by reader » Mon, 02 May 2005 2:36 pm

Biscuit Recipe

This is a true story. Please forward when you finish reading!

A little background: Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a

very expensive shop; i.e. they sell a typical $8.00 t-shirt for


Let's let them have it!


My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in


Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to try the

"Neiman-Marcus cookie". It was so excellent that I asked if they would

give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, "I'm afraid

not, but you can BUY the recipe." I asked how much, and she


"Only two fifty- it's a great deal!" I agreed to that, and told her

to add it to my bill.

Thirty days later, I got my VISA statement, and the Neiman-Marcus

charge was $285.00. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only

spent $9.95 for two sandwiches and about $20.00 for a scarf. At the

bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe-$250.00". That was


I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress had

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."

I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statutes

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.

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


I said, OK, you've 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 world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe

from Neiman-Marcus... for free.

She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do that." 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 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

from 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. (Bicarb) soda

1 tsp. salt

2 cups sugar

1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated). (Cadbury chocolate for Australians)

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 Bicarb (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 (180) 375 degrees.

The above quantities make 112 cookies.


E-MAIL ADDRESS! This is not a joke-it's a true story.

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bickie recipe

Post by Matney » Mon, 02 May 2005 10:06 pm

Maybe true, but this one has done the rounds several times!!
P.S. They are excellent cookies!! 8)

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