Mol (mollyringle) wrote,

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Urban Legend cookies

Tonight, a cookie recipe.

Got an email a while back, which contained, supposedly, the top-secret Neiman-Marcus chocolate-chip-cookie recipe. This was an urban legend; if you haven't heard about it, explains it better. Or, if you want the actual Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe, you can have that too: it's never been a secret, apparently.

Anyway, although I soon learned it was merely an urban legend, the original emailed recipe looked kind of good, so I adapted it, changed some stuff, and came up with this, which is of course TOP SECRET. So top secret that I'm posting it on the internet.


1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. peanut butter (Replacing some of the original butter w/ peanut butter makes it much healthier, and tasty too. Unless of course you're allergic to peanuts, in which case it makes it toxic.)
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. oats
2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB cocoa powder
1 TB instant coffee crystals/powder (the Secret Ingredient, I think)
8 oz. chocolate chips

Cream butter with both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips last. If too dry, add tablespoons of milk one at a time (3 TB did it for me).

Roll into balls, and press onto a greased cookie sheet. These don't spread much, so you can place them rather close together. Bake 10 mins at 350. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Let me know how it goes, if you try it.
Tags: food

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