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The $250 Cookie Recipe


The $250 Cookie Recipe- Soft cookies loaded with two kinds of chocolate, walnuts and oats. The classic Nieman Marcus recipe!

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Many years ago, a woman dining at a Neiman Marcus asked how much the recipe for her cookie would cost. She was told $250. When she received her credit card bill, she was quite surprised they actually charged her for it.

After failing to get it removed from her account, she decided to share it with everyone for free. Is this a true story or just an urban legend? Read more and judge for yourself.

Ingredients Needed

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar
  • Egg
  • Oats
  • Flour + Salt
  • Baking powder + Baking soda
  • Chocolate chips
  • Milk chocolate bar
  • Walnuts

Ingredients Notes


Make sure it’s softened! Need to soften it quickly? See a few tips.


I used quick cooking oats. You can use old fashion oats, however, you will need to grind them up in a food processor beforehand.

Chocolate Bar

I used a standard Hershey Bar and grated it with a cheese grater. You can use baking squares as an alternative. Just be sure it’s milk chocolate.

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  • Keep any leftovers in a covered container. You don’t need to refrigerate, unless the weather is very hot/humid in your area.

Can I Freeze These?

  • Yes. Let the cookies cool completely. Then, store in a freezer safe, covered container/storage bag. They will be good for a couple of months.

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Yield: approx 24 cookies

The $250 Cookie Recipe

The $250 Cookie Recipes- Big Green House

The $250 Cookie Recipe- Soft cookies loaded with two kinds of chocolate, walnuts and oats. The classic Nieman Marcus recipe!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • dash of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • splash of vanilla
  • 6 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 2 oz chocolate bar, grated
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a flat rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together oats, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl. beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Add in egg and vanilla, then, beat to fully combine. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat to combine. Stir in chocolate chips, walnuts and grated chocolate bar.
  4. Drop dough by the tablespoons on to prepared baking sheet. Leaving about 2 inches in between them.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing. Then, cool completely on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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