My sister, who is at least as good of a baker as I like to think I am, was kind enough to contribute her favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe in honor of this blessed holiday week.
She may even be a better baker than me, in a side-by-side taste test, but only because she has a few more year's experience on me. She's also wiser, and knows how to be straight to the point with her words, so I will simply paste in her exact post to you.
This recipe is one of my favorite cookies, too. I've sadly forgotten all about it, and it's been years and years since I've made them. That will be changing soon. I must introduce my children to the wonder of these cookies. I would fall woefully shy of any kind of Mother of the Year nomination if I did not let my children experience these.
Now that I've babbled on with my own thoughts, I will get back to the point and NOW I will simply paste in my sister's straight-to-the-point post:
"These are the best chocolate chip cookies...........I love them. I think I'll make them this weekend even though I am on a diet!!!
Nieman Marcus Cookies
(recipe may be halved)
2 cups butter
4 1/8 cup flour
2 tsp. soda
2 cups sugar
5 cups blended oatmeal***
24 oz. chocolate chips
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 (8 oz) Hershey bar, grated
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
3 cups nuts (your choice)
*Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
*cream the butter and both sugars.
*Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda.
*Add chocolate chips, Hershey bar, and nuts.
*Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
*Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies."
So thank you to my sister for a great recipe!!