I don't usually bother with this sort of stuff but I made the biscuits last night and they were bloody tasty- it's also a good story that goes with it. > Biscuit Recipe > > This is a true story. Please forward when you finish reading! > > A little background: Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a > very expensive shop; i.e. they sell a typical $8.00 t-shirt for > $50.00. > > Let's let them have it! > > THIS IS A TRUE STORY > > My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in > Dallas . > > Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to try 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 > charge was $285.00. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only > spent $9.95 for two sandwiches and about $20.00 for a scarf. At the > bottom of the statement, it said, " Cookie Recipe-$250.00 " . That was > outrageous! > > I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress > had said it was " two fifty " , which clearly does not mean " two hundred > and fifty dollars " by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase. > > Neiman-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. " > > I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statutes > which govern fraud in the state of Texas . I threatened to report > them to the Better Business Bureau and the Texas Attorney General's > office. > > I was basically told: Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how > you can 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 > of fun. " I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie > lover in the world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe > from Neiman-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 make another penny > from this recipe! > > NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved) > 2 cups butter > 24 oz. chocolate chips > 4 cups flour > 2 cups brown sugar > 2 tsp. (Bicarb) soda > 1 tsp. salt > 2 cups sugar > 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated). (Cadbury chocolate for Australians) > 5 cups blended oatmeal > 4 eggs > 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 Bicarb (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 (180) 375 degrees. > The above quantities make 112 cookies. > > > > PLEASE KEEP THE RECIPE AND SEND IT TO EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS AN > E-MAIL ADDRESS! This is not a joke-it's a true story.