From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Friday, April 15, 2011

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm reading a book, and at the end of each chapter there is a recipe that goes along with the chapter, and somehow it fits into the story. I came across this recipe, and I have heard of it, but was attracted to the method of turning the oatmeal into a powder form. I love the combination of oatmeal, chocolate, and walnuts. I used to be a "no nut" kind of girl, but in certain recipes, nuts make all the difference. This is a unique chocolate chip cookie recipe, has great flavor, and I will definitely make again. Having a food processor or a really good blender makes all the difference. I ground up the oatmeal until powdery, then I chopped the nuts in the food processor until they were fine. Then I took some chocolate chips and instead of putting grated chocolate in the batter, I pulverized the chocolate until it resembled small crumbs of chocolate. This created a batter that was speckled with nuts, oatmeal, and chocolate. The ingredients were evenly distributed, resulting in the perfect bite every time. I baked my cookies for 8 minutes and no longer. They will set up once they have cooled to room temperature. YUM!

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 c oatmeal
1 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 c nuts (your choice)
4 oz grated chocolate (any kind)
1 c semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor, measure out the oatmeal and then blend until powdery. Combine sugars and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, mix until thoroughly combined. In a food processor, chop nuts finely (a couple of pulses). Grate or chop chocolate until chocolate resembles crumbs. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, oatmeal powder, nuts and grated chocolate to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Add chocolate chips, and stir. Scoop by rounded tablespoons (I used my tablespoon scooper) onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.


The Florist said...

I don't know how you stay so skinny.

Rachelle Underwood said...

Kristi....I work out a ton. And, I would consider myself in shape not skinny. Thanks for the compliment!

Edna said...

May I ask the name of the book you are reading?

Anonymous said...

Edna, it's a book by Jane Green...I finished it and can't remember the name, sorry!