THIS IS TRUE----PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT AND PLEASE SEND THIS TOEVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS....THIS IS 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!