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Offline Chelsea (Thermie Groupie)

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$250 Cookie Recipe
« on: June 27, 2009, 12:53:27 pm »
$250 Cookie Recipe - Read my next post for the explanation.

Ingredients
130g oats
125g Cadbury chocolate
80g nuts (optional)
125g butter
100g brown sugar
120g sugar
1 egg
˝ tsp vanilla
150g flour
Pinch salt
˝ tsp baking powder
˝ tsp bicarbonate of soda
170g chocolate chips

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 180° and grease or line biscuit trays.

Blend oats in tmx to a fine powder (8 seconds, speed 8 ), set aside.

Grate Cadbury chocolate squares in tmx (5 seconds, speed 8 ), set aside.

Chop nuts if you are adding them in tmx (4 seconds, speed 5 ) , set aside (can combine with grated chocolate).

Method:
Place butter and sugars into bowl and cream (30 seconds, speed 5).

Add egg and vanilla and mix (6 seconds, speed 5).

Add flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, bicarb soda and mix (20 seconds, speed 5).

To add the choc chips, grated choc and nuts try reverse speed 4-5 and gradually adding the choc and nuts through the hole.  Note: the mixture gets very thick (like rum balls) and in the end I had work the last ingredients in by hand as my blades wouldn’t spin.

Roll into balls (no need to flatten) and place 5cms apart on tray.  Bake for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

See Chelsea's healthier version of this recipe here.

members' comments

Chelsea - The cookies are yummy, but still don't compare to the fudgy-wudgy ones in my books. . . .
I made these today but used some healthier ingredients (rapadura, white spelt flour, organic chocolate etc).  I think I will post it as a separate recipe so that it doesn't get lost in this thread.  
When made with roasted peanuts I think these are my favourite cookies of all time.

mum23 - these are very yummy! I had no problem at the end mixing everything in Thermy. (I forgot to add last bit gradually).

Chookie - thanks, a very good biscuit.   Not too sweet,  which is how we like them.  I think it is the oats that gives them a nice texture.    Will make them again although will modify a little.   Will melt the butter and chocolate to allow for easier mixing at end.   I used a small ice scoop to form the biscuits and chopped the walnuts by hand. Thanks again   Made 3 doz.

cookie - We love these cookies. Very moreish

bellesy - Made these, skipped the choc chips but I don't think it matters).  They were really wonderful.

Chrisie8 - Lovely cookies, made my very first cookies in my new TM.  Thanks heaps for sharing the recipe!  

Culidh - I've made these a couple of times and like them so much I do not allow myself to make them very often.

Denzelmum - 10/10.  Yum!  I made about 4 dozen, good size for little mouth.  Will make it again, with your healthier version.  Thanks, Chels!
Made another lot today, using all steel cut oats, no choc chip and jumbo size (a dozen).  Yummo!
Also made with white choc, my fussy DD said it's soooo yummm...

salval -  Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

Lynnie - they are sensational.  I used lindt chocolate as this was all I had.  Not sure if it made much difference.

Zan - Loved them. Used mostly dark chocolate.

Courton - Delish. The only comment I would add is that my cookies took nearly 15 mins to cook, not 10.











 
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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 12:58:42 pm »
Ok now for the explanation.  This recipe came to me in an email (from my wonderful tmx consultant actually) and has been forwarded to many people throughout the world.

Here is some of the email - with the explanation.  Quite funny (sorry if you have already seen it)!!!   :) :)



This is a true story. A little background:
 
Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a very expensive boutique
shop (they sell a typical $8.00 T-shirt for $50.00)
 
My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
Dallas , USA . Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to
try the 'Neiman-Marcus cookie'. It was so excellent that I asked if the
would give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, 'I'm
afraid not, but you can buy the recipe.'
 
I asked how much, and she responded; 'Only two fifty - it's a great
deal'
 
I agreed to that, and told her to add it to my bill.
 
Thirty days later, I got my Visa statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge
was $285. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95
for two sandwiches and about $20 for a scarf. At the bottom of the
statement, it said, 'Cookie Recipe - $250.00'. That was outrageous!
 
I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress had
said it was 'two fifty', which clearly does not mean 'two hundred and
fifty dollars' by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase.
Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money because
according to them; 'What the waitress told you is not our problem. You
have already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your money.
 
I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statutes
which govern fraud in the state of Texas . I threatened to report them
to the Better Business Bureau and The Texas Attorney General's office. I
was basically told: Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how you
can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back'
 
I said, OK, you've got my $250, and now I'm going to have $250 worth of
fun. I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in
the world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe from
Neiman-Marcus for free. She replied, 'I wish you wouldn't do that.' I
said, 'Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you RIPPED
ME OFF!' and slammed down the phone.
 
So here it is! Please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of.
I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make
another penny from this recipe!

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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 01:27:40 pm »
 :D

Nice story.

I will give them a shot one day.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 11:34:55 pm »
of course it's only an urban legend and not at all true, but i have heard the cookies are ok anyway LOL
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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 05:41:29 am »
The cookies are yummy, but still don't compare to the fudgy-wudgy ones in my books. . . . .

Shhhhh Karen.  You'll spoil the "true" story.  ;)

Chelsea  :) :) :)


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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 04:49:57 am »
Made these this morning and were a great success and very yummy!

I had no problem at the end mixing everything in Thermy. (add i forgot to add last bit gradually)

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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 05:12:25 am »
Made these today,   thanks, a very good biscuit.   Not too sweet,  which is how we like them.  I think it is the oats that gives them a nice texture.    Will make them again although will modify a little.   Will melt the butter and chocolate to allow for easier mixing at end.   I used a small ice scoop to form the biscuits and chopped the walnuts by hand. Thanks again   Made 3 doz.

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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 11:34:51 am »
Will have to give them another go soon.  Thanks for the modifications Chookie.  :)

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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 12:13:12 pm »
We love these cookies. Very moorish.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 01:51:08 pm »
I remember when first getting this email years ago, I made these. The recipe then was for a huge amount and I was making these damn things for hours. They were horrible.  :-X
I'm pretty sure that the recipe has been considerably modified over time to be a much nicer one!
I'll try it again, thanks Chelsea.
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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010, 03:32:15 am »
I just modified this recipe here on the forum a little - putting the ingredients in order required and reducing the speeds. No major changes though (probably wouldn't require reprinting).

I made these today but used some healthier ingredients (rapadura, white spelt flour, organic chocolate etc).  I think I will post it as a separate recipe so that it doesn't get lost in this thread.  :)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 07:07:25 am by Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) »

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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010, 06:50:14 am »
Chelsea,  good idea. :)

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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2010, 08:38:05 am »
Thanks for putting things in order  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010, 09:23:46 am »
Thanks for putting things in order  :-* :-* :-*

It sure makes things easier. Thank you.
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Re: $250 Cookie Recipe
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2010, 10:47:55 am »
Made these today (skipped the choc chips, but I don't think it matters).  They were really wonderful. (Although possibly anything with that much butter and sugar probably would be:D