Friday, May 23, 2014

Neiman Marcus Cookies and Summer Break

Today is last day of school, the little one will enjoying summer break with so many activities :)  I enroll some summer break course for her , from jump to 3rd grade ; mad math & science ; swimming ; gymnastic .. I know she will be busy - well, I think that will work for us too , since we won't going vacation this year due too many homework around the house .

Yesterday, while she walked to school , she told me - maybe we should bake some cookies and bring to school so she can share a delicious cookies I made for her the other day for her class mates.  I agree , and sent e-mail to her teacher if we allowed to bring home made cookies for last day of school . So far, she agree since no allergic kids in class room .

I decided to bake this cookies - the name of cookies really intimidate me, you know .. we have Neiman Marcus Store in our city , that is the store I will never visit or even dare to just doing window shopping.  NO . big.. NO NO  I will spend money in that store, well .. the fact is I have no money to spend or even interest to spend my fortune to the very expensive store like that  LOL  .  And the name of cookies make me curious what the taste of cookies is ?

It's really delicious !!!  I think some how really healthy too, since I can 'hide' oatmeal into the cookies .. healthy for my kiddo , you know.... *wink*     I bake not only for kids in the classroom but bake an extra batch for the teachers and staff too.

oh, talking about my daughter .. Not because I brag too much about her , but she is doing very well at school.  Last week she has gymnastic spring performance, and a couple days ago .. she came back home from school brought 3 certificates , one of certificate really make us happy was presented to her for going above and beyond in academics and character ..  Well done kiddo, I am so proud of you..

Neiman Marcus Cookies
Source : Saveur Magazine


16 tbsp. (2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1⁄2 cups oatmeal, processed in blender to a fine powder
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1⁄2 tsp. salt
2 cups (about 12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 1⁄2 cups walnuts, chopped  - I skip this for kids, but still using it for teachers and staff.
4 oz. Hershey's chocolate, grated


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together in a large bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Add oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Stir in chocolate chips, walnuts, and chocolate.

2. Roll dough into 1 1⁄2" balls and place 2" apart on large baking sheets. Bake until light golden but still soft in the middle, 10–12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack and let cool.


1 comment:

Dewi said...

You so deserved to be proud. I wish her continue doing well and school and life. As for the cookies, yes, the name is pretty intriguing for sure.

Enjoy your summer break.