My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
& decided to have a smalldessert. 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." 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, it’s a
great deal! 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." 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.
Nieman-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
statutes which govern fraud in
, I threatened to refer them Texas
to the Better Business Bureau and the State’s Attorney General
for engaging in fraud.
I was basically told, "Do what you want, we don’t give a crap,
and we’re not refunding your money." 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, 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
with an e-mail account has a $250.00 United States
cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus...for free. She replied, "I wish
you wouldn’t do this." I said, "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 dollars for this... I don’t want
Nieman-Marcus to *ever* get another penny off of this recipe....
4 cups (
9 dl) flour
2 tsp. soda
2 cups (4 ¼ dl) sugar
5 cups (
12 dl) blended oatmeal**
2 cups (
500 gram) butter
24 oz. chocolate chips
2 cups (4 ¼ dl) brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
2 tsp. baking powder
3 cups (
7 dl) 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.