Thursday, May 8, 2008

Neiman Marcus Cookies

Recipe found in Favorites: A Collection of Favorite Ivory Family Recipes.

2 c butter
2 c sugar
2 c brown sugar
4 eggs
2 t vanilla
4 c flour
1 t salt
2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
5 c old-fashioned oats, ground to flour in a food processor or blender
2 (11 1/2 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
8-ounce milk chocolate Hershey bar, crushed or 1 (11 1/2 -ounce) package milk chocolate chips
2 cups chopped nuts, optional

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Mix in flour, salt, soda, powder and ground oats, then gently stir in chocolate and nuts.

Roll into balls with a cookie scoop and bake on greased cookie sheets for 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Okemo Inn Cream of Potato Soup

I don't like Cream of Potato soup.  I just don't.  But when my mom makes this stuff, it looks and smells so good I have to have it (with a whole lot of crumbled bacon - calling it a garnish is sort of a joke) and I'm never disappointed.

2 c diced potatoes
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 c boiling water
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 c sour cream
crumbled bacon (garnish)

Dissolve chicken bouillon cube in boiling water. Add potatoes, onions, salt and pepper, and boil until soft (approximately 15 minutes). Put half the potatoes, onions, and broth in the blender to cream. Add sour cream and unblended potatoes. Garnish with crumbled bacon.