Neiman's Chocolate Chip Cookies
5 c. large flake oatmeal -- ground*
2 c. butter or marg. (some of ea. tastes best)
4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. white sugar -- (or a little less)
2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
24 oz. choc. chips (2 lrg. bags) -- (I use 1)
8 oz. hersey bar -- grated (opt)
Use a food processor or blender to grind the oatmeal, *( I have
used 4 1/2 c. quick oats unground, with success) Combine all dry ingredients
well. In a very large bowl, cream butter, eggs and vanilla. Add well mixed
dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, combine well. Preheat oven to 375
deg. Drop cookies onto UNGREASED cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 min.
Don't over bake and they will be soft and chewy. Store in a glass jar,
or freeze. You can freeze the dough for a short time too.
Variations: Divide the batter into 2 or 3 portions before
you add the chocolate chips, add chocolate chips to one, raisins and 1
Tsp. cinnamon to another, and 1 heaping Tbsp. cocoa and white chocolate
chips to another.
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NOTES : These are THE BEST choc. chip cookies ever! The
recipe comes from the internet, and someone was supposed to have been charged
$250.00 for the original recipe from Neiman Marcus, a big store in the
USA, but the story is just a modern tall tale!