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Pantel Jesus (ksjp000@tamuk.edu)
Fri, 4 Oct 1996 13:16:36 -0500 (CDT)

I had about 15 minutes to kill one night so I was surfing for
jokes on the Web. I came upon this true story.

> My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
> Dallas & decided to have a small dessert. Because our family are such
> cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus Cookie". It was so
> excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and she said
> with a small frown, "I'm afraid not." Well, I said, would you let me
> buy the recipe? With a cute smile, she said, "Yes." I asked how much,
> and she responded, "Two fifty." 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
> for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the
> bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe - $250.00." Boy, was
> I upset!! I called Neiman's Accounting Dept. and told them the
> waitress said it was "two fifty," and I did not realize she meant
> $250.00 for a cookie recipe.
> I asked them to take back the recipe and reduce my bill and they said
> they were sorry, but because all the recipes were this expensive so
> not just everyone could duplicate any of their bakery recipes....the
> bill would stand.
> 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 $250.00 and now I'm going to have
> $250.00 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that
> every cookie lover will have a $250.00 cookie recipe from
> Neiman-Marcus for nothing. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do this."
> I said, "I'm sorry but this is the only way I feel I could get even,"
> and I will.
> So, here it is, and please pass it to someone else or run a few
> copies....I paid for it; now you can have it for free.
> (Recipe may be halved.) 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 flour, 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.
> Have fun!!! This is not a joke --- this is a true story..

I haven't tried the cookies yet, but I just had to share this
with y'all.

Jesus Pantel MetalAxe@tamuk.edu