REALLYTERRIFIC.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-Marcus Cookie." (EDITORIAL
COMMENT: Neiman'sis a VERY EXPENSIVE department store in the States}. It was
so excellentthat I asked if they would give me the recipe and the waitress
said with asmall frown, "I'm afraid not." Well, I said, would you let me buy
therecipe? With a cute smile, she said, "Yes." I asked how much, and
sheresponded, "Only two fifty, it's a great deal!" I said with approval,
justadd it to my tab.Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from
Neiman-Marcus and itwas $285.00. I looked again and I remembered I had only
spent $9.95 for twosalads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the
bottom of thestatement, 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" byany *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused
tobudge. They would not refund my money, because according to them, "What
thewaitress told you is not our problem. You have already seen the recipe -
weabsolutely will not refund your money at this point." I explained to herthe
criminal statutes which govern fraud in Texas, I threatened to referthem to
the Better Business Bureau and the State's Attorney General forengaging in
fraud. I was basically told, "Do what you want, we don't give acrap, and
we're not refunding your money." I waited, thinking of how Icould 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 offun." I told her that I was
going to see to it that every cookie lover inthe United States with an e-mail
account has a $250.00 cookie recipe fromNeiman-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," andslammed down the phone on her.So here
it is!!! Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you canpossibly think
of. I paid $250 for this...I don't want Neiman-Marcus to*ever* get another
penny off of this recipe....(Recipe may be halved)2 cups butter, 4 cups
flour, 2 tsp. soda, 2 cups sugar, 5 cups blendedoatmeal**, 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 cupschopped nuts (your choice).BR> **
Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.Cream the butter and
both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together withflour, oatmeal, salt,
baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, HersheyBar 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. Ride free citizens!