Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’m telling you, these are theeeee best chocolate chip cookies. Seriously. I have made it since I was a kid and I haven’t come across a better recipe. It is consistently de-lish-ious. I think one of the reasons this recipe is so great is a suprise ingredient – ground oatmeal!
What I was told about this recipe is that someone loved this recipe so much that they purchased it from the bakery for $400 – hense $400 Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe makes a ton of cookies – 6 dozen-ish. I will usually cook half the batch and either freeze or refridgerate the rest for a later date.
$400 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 1 pound butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 5 cups oatmeal (ground to a powder)
- 2 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 packages of chocolate chips (24 ounces)
- 8 ounce grated chocolate bar (optional) – I rarely include this because I don’t usually have a chocolate bar on hand to grate
Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift and add flour, ground oatmeal, soda and salt. Grate chocolate bar into mix (optional). Add chocolate chips.
Place golf ball size balls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-12 min. or until light brown.
It’s the weekend. Make chocolate chip cookies!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
I would (in a fictional world where I had such money) totally shell out $400 for a good cookie recipe. These look awesome!
I can not wait to try these. I am a sucker for chocolate chip cookies. I too have a great recipe on my blog but I have never heard of using ground oatmeal. Guess I will be making some cookies this weekend 🙂
Let me know how you like them. This is my go-to recipe for cookies.
These are the best! I’ve made them before – it was told to me that it is the Neiman Marcus recipe, but I think it’s all an urban legend 😉 We call them PITA cookies (Pain in the…), but soooo worth the effort!
This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.
These cookies sound wonderful,but just a question…..5cups of oatmeal ground….is it 5 cups ,then grind or 5 cups after grinding? Thank you
You measure 5 cups of oatmeal then grind. Good question!
six sisters says
These chocolate chip cookies look like they are totally worth the $400!! We loved having you link up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope to have you back again soon!! -The Sisters
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons says
Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this…http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html
Christine N says
Like someone mentioned, these are known as the Nieman Marcus cookies which is an urban legend. In the 80s, a photo copy of this recipe was probably going around every office in America with a long story about how a lady asked for the recipe and they gave it to her. Then they sent her a bill for whatever the dollar amount was, not sure if it was $400 or not. I’ve had this recipe tucked away since then but have never made them. May have to now that I hear they are so good!!!
Thank you for sharing that story. 🙂 I’ve been making these cookies since I learned to bake years ago. I love them.
Just made these and they are awesome, thank you!!
Betty Freakin Crocker says
I need to try this, I’ve had it for years under the name, “Mrs. Fields” cookies…just FYI, these are NOT the true Neiman Marcus recipe!! I have that recipe as well & it is my go to! I love to taste test though, so I’m def gonna try your fave!! Thanks
funny thing is this recipe is underneath the lid on the oatmeal box and it comes out the same g5 cups of oatmeal not ground surprisingly comes out to the same amount and by the way this is the recipe paradise bakery uses for their chocolate chip chippers at the mall
Kayla Still says
Never will I make chocolate chip cookies again! I lived the way these these turned out!
Kayla Still says
I meant make cookies the same again lol
Kayla Still says
Third time is the charm in posting. I will be using be using this recipe from now on. I loved how these turned out!
I’m glad they turned out! They are my go-to cookie recipe. XOXO, Camille