Subject: Merry Cookies!
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 16:13:37 -0500
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Wanted to pass this on to you and your friends!
> This is for you..I received it from Jane...
> Enjoy the cookies..
> This is a true story. Pass it on!!!
> My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
> Dallas decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are such
> lovers,we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus Cookie". It was so excellent
> that I
> asked if they would give me the recipe and the waitress said with a
> small frown, "I'm afraid not." Well, I said, would you let me buy the
> With a cute smile, she said, "Yes."
> I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty, it's a great
> I said with approval, just add it to my tab.
> Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and
> it was $285.00. I looked again and I remembered I had only spent $9.95
> two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of
> statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe - $250.00." That's outrageous!!
> I called Neiman's Accounting Dept. and told them the waitress said it
> was "two-fifty," which clearly does not mean "two hundred and fifty
> by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the phrase.
> Nieman-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
> this point."
> I explained to her the criminal statutes which govern fraud in Texas, I
> threatened to refer them to the Better Business Bureau and the State's
> Attorney General for engaging in fraud. I was basically told, "Do what
> you want, we don't give a crap, and we're not refunding your money."
> I waited, thinking of how I could get even, or even try and get any of
> my money back. I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm
> to have $250.00 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it
> that every cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail account has a
> $250.00 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus... for free. She replied, "I
> wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well, you should have thought of
> that before you ripped me off, and slammed down the phone on her.
> So, here it is!!! Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you
> can possibly think of. I paid $250 dollars for this... I don't want
> Nieman-Marcus to *ever* get another penny off of this recipe....
> $250 DOLLAR COOKIE RECIPE:
> 2 cups butter
> 4 cups flour
> 2 tsp. soda
> 2 cups sugar
> 5 cups blended oatmeal **
> 24 oz. chocolate chips
> 2 cups brown sugar
> 1 tsp. salt
> 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
> 4 eggs
> 2 tsp. baking powder
> 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
> 2 tsp. vanilla
> ** Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream
> the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with
> oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar
> and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
> Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.