You know what goes really well with wine?  Cookies.  Okay, maybe not (but kind of).  Ever since I was little, my favorite cookies were the delicious cookies my mom made from a much fabled recipe.  The Neiman Marcus cookies.  You see, there’s quite a bit of urban legendry behind the recipe.  Stories say that a woman and her daughter were duped into paying $250 for the recipe and when Neiman’s wouldn’t budge on the bill, she sent out the recipe to anyone who could read.  Whether fact or fiction, this is a pretty perfect cookie recipe and a bit more traditional than hamantaschen.  So grab a glass of wine and head to the kitchen to start baking.


  • 2 cups butter
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups blended oatmeal
  • 24 ounces chocolate chips
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) Hershey Bars (grated)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups chopped nuts walnuts
  1. Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars. 
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda. 
  5. Add chocolate chips, grated Hershey Bar and nuts.
  6. Roll into 1 inch balls and place 2-inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes at 375° or until golden.

Couple things: This recipe yields 96 cookies.  I cut it in half, but if you feel like you wanna house 96 cookies, more power to ya.  Also, depending how big you make the cookies, you may have to adjust the baking time.  Mine were kinda giant and baked for 15 minutes.

Because your cookies should be as fabulous as you are.