Ever had a recipe that you've used for years and years and one day, it doesn't turn out? For no apparent reason? These Neiman Marcus cookies used to be my old standby for chocolate chip cookies. They are packed with rich chocolaty flavor and hearty oats and nuts - simply delicious. I probably made these cookies over 4 dozen times and then one day I made a batch and they simply didn't turn out. I was convinced that I had just done something wrong so I waited a week and made them again - another failure. I combed through the recipe, line by line, trying to figure out if I had missed a step or changed brands on a certain ingredient. I never did come up with a legitimate reason for the sudden cookie flop. Eventually I stopped making my favorite chocolate chip cookie after several failed attempts to correct the issue.
Last month, I ran across my old favorite cookie recipe and I decided that it was time to give them another try. It's been at least 3 years since I've even thought about making these cookies. The wounds of failure have healed and I was ready for another attempt.
Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter ½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs 12 ounces chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cup walnuts
2 cups flour 2 ½ cups oatmeal
Add chocolate chips and nuts.
The cookies came out perfectly! I wish that I could tell you what changed and what I did to correct the problem but the truth is - I have absolutely no idea. For now, I will just appreciate the fact that they are turning out just as I remember.
There is just something about larger than life pictures of chocoalte chip cookies that I can't resist.
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