Neiman-Marcus and Romeo

not at school today, way too stressed. This design assignment is not working! Have to go shopping for ideas today and then complete it by tomorrow grrr so much pressure. On top of that stocktake is coming up at work so we're majorly stressed there as well. Thankfully I can't go, have the
asms open night :) still thinking of going there not sure though will it benefit me? Thanks to Nhu for this recipe, make sure you read this.
the following recipe is from http://assoonasifellinlove.blogspot.com

Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a very expensive boutiqueshop (they sell a typical $8.00 T-shirt for $50.00)

My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe inDallas , USA . Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided totry the 'Neiman-Marcus cookie'. It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, 'I'm afraid not, but you can buy the recipe.'

I asked how much, and she responded; 'Only two fifty - it's a great deal'
I agreed to that, and told her to add it to my bill.
Thirty days later, I got my Visa statement, and the Neiman-Marcus chargewas $285. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95for two sandwiches and about $20 for a scarf. At the bottom of thestatement, it said, 'Cookie Recipe - $250.00'. That was outrageous!

I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress hadsaid it was 'two fifty', which clearly does not mean 'two hundred andfifty dollars' by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money becauseaccording to them; 'What the waitress told you is not our problem. Youhave already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your money.

I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statuteswhich govern fraud in the state of Texas . I threatened to report them tothe Better Business Bureau and The Texas Attorney General's office. Iwas basically told: 'Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how youcan get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back'

I said, OK, you've got my $250, and now I'm going to have $250 worth offun. I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover inthe world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe fromNeiman-Marcus for free. She replied, 'I wish you wouldn't do that.' I said, 'Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you RIPPED ME OFF!' and slammed down the phone.

So here it is! Please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of.I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER makeanother penny from this recipe!

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved as this makes heaps)

2 (500 ml) cups butter
680 g chocolate chips
4 (1000 ml) cups flour
2 (500 ml) cups brown sugar
2 tsp. (10 ml) Bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
2 (500 ml) cups sugar
500 g Grated Cadbury chocolate
5 (1250 ml) cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs 2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder
2 tsp. (10 ml) vanilla
3 cups (375 ml) chopped nuts (optional)

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 bicarbonate of soda.
Add chocolate chips, grated Chocolate and nuts.
Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (180 C).

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