Here is a delicious cookie recipe.
Based on the infamous Neiman Marcus cookie recipe story, (legend or truth I do not know), where a woman asked how much it cost for the recipe of the cookies at the Neiman Marcus Department store. Told “two-fifty”, she paid with her credit card. Only later she checked her statement and realised the store had actually charged her $250 instead of the $2.50 she thought it was. In disgust she sent the recipe out for free to everyone she could think of.
The recipe makes a LOT of cookies. I divided the mixture into three lots and froze two for freshly baked cookies another day.
The traditional recipe is below and I have also included a link to the Thermomix version.
$250 Chocolate Chunk Cookies
250g butter, softened
150g brown sugar
220g white sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate soda
1tsp baking powder
Pinch sea salt
300g rolled oats
150g toasted almonds, finely chopped
150g roasted and salted macadamias (or pecans, walnuts etc), finely chopped
250g milk chocolate, grated or finely chopped
250g chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line several baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
Place butter and sugars in bowl and cream with a hand held mixer until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add flour, bicarb, baking powder, salt and oats and mix well.
Mix in nuts, grated chocolate and choc chips.
Roll mixture into 3 x 6cm diameter logs in baking paper. Cut into 1.5 cm thick slices to bake and place on prepared baking sheets. Freeze any extra rolls and defrost slightly before cooking as desired.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.