My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Hedges at Neiman Marcus Cookie

Is there a person on this earth that has not made or had a Neiman-Marcus Cookie. Just in case there might me I'm posting this old recipe. I make them every Christmas. If you want to know the story, Google Neiman- Marcus Cookie and read away. They are always great!

Neiman-Marcus Cookie
5 to 6 dozen
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2 1/2 cups blended oatmeal, (see note)
1 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 (4-ounce or equivalent) Hershey candy bar, grated
1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Note: For blended oatmeal, measure oatmeal then process in blender or food processor with steel blade until fine. Set aside.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter with both sugars. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Mix well.

Combine flour, blended oatmeal, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir into butter mixture. Add grated candy bar and chocolate chips. Stir until just blended.

Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 6 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool on rack.


  1. Beverly, I make these EVERY year since FOREVER! Only I make 15 doz (the fmailies up home LOVE them that much!!!)...:)JP

  2. Never heard of, or had this cookie. I'm a hermit, remember? But anything with chocolate is aces with me. :) Have a great weekend, Bev.

  3. I have heard of this cookie and read the story, but never made it! Maybe this is the year.

  4. I like the idea of blending the oatmeal...would make a smoother cookie.

    My first love is Jesus…then my wife of 45 years…then COOKING.I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

    P.S. I like the fruit cake receipe also.

  5. Sorry, but I don't know if I clicked out of here too soon. Anyway, what I said was that I can learn a lot about cooking from reading your blog. I've never heard of this cookie either.

  6. I've never heard of them called Neiman Marcus cookies. Very interesting and they sound delicious!

  7. I have yet to try these, but definitely have them on my list - I had them once at a bake sale and just LOVED them! Glad to have found your blog!

  8. I've never even heard of a Neiman-Marcus Cookie! What's the story behind it?

  9. I've made these cookies once or twice, and they are substantial and delicious! Your mules(or donkeys?) are so cute! Merry Christmas!

  10. Never heard of these cookies before but they sound really delicious! :) Will try to make them soon!


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