Of course this is the first year that I’m doing this and I’m changing the rules. I have a cookie recipe, but I also wanted to include a holiday tradition in our family that is technically a bar. I’m sure you will all forgive me when you taste them.
NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved)
2 cups butter
24 oz. Chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
2 tsp. Baking powder
2 tsp. Vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
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 a part on a cookie sheet Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.
I’m not sure why they are called Neiman-Marcus Cookies, maybe my father got the recipe when he worked there in the early 80s. They are just really nice as they do not spread out too much on the pan and the recipe makes more than enough to share. Admittedly, I use more chocolate chips rather than the grated Hershey bar, but it’s up to you. It’s awesome both ways.
4 eggs, beaten
1 c. salad oil
2 c. sugar
2 1/2 c. flour
1 c. pumpkin
½ tsp salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. nuts or raisins (optional)
Mix well & spread on greased & floured cookie sheet with sides.
Bake at 350 D. for 20-25 minutes.
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 T. butter or oleo, softened
¾ lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. milk
Combine with mixer at medium speed. Spread on pumpkin bars when they are cool.
This has been a family tradition at our Thanksgiving and Christmas parties for years. They are actually better the second day after the frosting can really saturate the bar. I don’t do it with nut or raisins and they are wonderful plain.
I wish everyone a happy holiday and cannot wait to see everyone else’s recipes. Please see the link list below to everyone’s blog that is participating today.
Little Monkey (private blog, so Jz is posting for her)