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Million Dollar Cookies

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10:56 am

joy melton 12 days of cookies

Joy Melton, winner of the Herald’s 12 Days of Cookies contest, says her recipe for Million Dollar Cookies is one of her favorites. Also called Neiman Marcus Cookies, these treats include oatmeal, chocolate chips, and nuts. Lodge Manufacturing, of South Pittsburg, provided the prize package for the contest.

Million Dollar Cookies


2 cups of sugar

4 sticks of butter

2 cups of light brown sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

5 cups of ground oatmeal

2 teaspoons of baking powder

2 teaspoons of baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

24 ounces of chocolate chips

8 ounce Hersey bar, grated

3 cups of chopped nuts (optional)


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Add chips, grated Hersey bar, and nuts. Roll into 3-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes.