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Festive Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Fun Foodie’s wife has won two cookie baking contests, one with this recipe.  It is an adaptation of the fabled “Neiman Marcus $250 Cookie Recipe” urban legend.  As tasty as that story was (appealing to our natural draw to the little guy getting revenge on the big tyrant), the recipe is actually excellent.  The blended oatmeal brings out a very unique texture and flavor.  Adding red and green holiday M&Ms make them all the more festive for Christmas.

1 cup butter 
2 cups flour 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 cup brown sugar 
2 1/2 cups oatmeal (use blender or processor to turn into a fine powder) 
6 oz chocolate chips
6 oz Holiday M&Ms 
1/4 tsp salt
4 oz grated chocolate
2 eggs 
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda 
2 tsp vanilla

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Cool on the baking sheet for another 10 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

If you’re a chocoholic like The Fun Foodie, use Ghirardelli’s 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips, and their Semi-Sweet Baking Bar for grating.  It really adds a punch of chocolate, without being overwhelmingly bitter.

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  1. December 9, 2009 at 7:12 am

    They sound delicious… 🙂

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