Mall Recipes

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Cinnabons – “Cinnamon Buns from Heaven”
Makes 12 large rolls.


2 dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115 degree)
2/3 cup plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar, divided
1 cup warmed milk
2/3 cup butter
2 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
7-8 cups all-purpose flour, or more if needed


1 cup brown sugar, packed2-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Creamy glaze:

1/4 cup softened butter 1- 3oz. cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt

Preparation Instructions:

1. *In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining 2/3 cup sugar, melted butter,salt and eggs; stir well and add yeast mixture. Add half the flour andbeat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough isslightly stiff (dough will be sticky).

2. Turn out onto a well-floured board; knead 5 -10 minutes. Place inwell-buttered glass or plastic bowl, cover and let rise in warm place,free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

3. When doubled, punch down dough and let rest 5 minutes. Roll out onfloured surface into a 15 x 20 inch rectangle.

4. To prepare filling: Spread dough with 1/2 cup melted butter. Mixtogether 1 1/2 cups sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinklewith walnuts and raisins, if desired.

5. Roll up jellyroll-fashion and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into12 to 15 slices. Coat bottom of a 13-by-9-inch baking pan and a 8-inchsquare pan with remaining
1/2 cup melted butter, then sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar.Place cinnamon roll slices close together in pans. Let rise in warm placeuntil dough is double in bulk, about 45 minutes.

6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until rollsare nicely browned. Cool rolls slightly.

7. To prepare glaze: Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix softened butter, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla; add warm milk a tsp at a time for thinner spreading consistency if desired. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

Neiman Marcus Brownies


1 box chocolate cake mix
1 stick melted Butter
3 eggs, divided
1/2 C. chopped nuts, optional
1 – 1 lb box powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese

Preparation Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 13 by 9 inch bakingdish. Combine dry ingredients, butter and 1 egg. Add pecans if desired.Spread in greased pan. Beat powdered sugar, cream cheese and remaining2 eggs together and spread on top of the cake.
Bake for 50 minutes or until cake tests done.

The Infamous Neiman Marcus $250 Cookie Recipe Hoax.

The story below is one of the most famous urban legends in history. The story has been going around for over 50 years and it completely untrue. Every few weeks it comes upagain in some newsgroup or listserve.

IT IS UNTRUE BUT IF YOU WISH TO TRY THE COOKIES GO AHEAD. (Ms. MacK has made them and it’s a great recipe, whether or not the story is true….they are GOOOOOODDDD!!!!!)


“My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas & decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are such cookie lovers, we decided to try the”Neiman-Marcus Cookie”.
{EDITORIAL COMMENT: Neiman’s is a VERY EXPENSIVE department store with
Needless Markup BTW}.

It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and the waitress said with a small frown,
“I’m afraid not.” “Well”, I said, would you let me buy the recipe?”

With a cute smile, she said, “Yes.” I asked how much, and she responded, “only two fifty, it’s a great deal!” I said with approval, “just add it to my tab.”

Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and it was $285.00. I looked again and I remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the statement, it said, “Cookie Recipe $250.00.”

That’s outrageous!! I called Neiman’s Accounting Dept. and told them the waitress said it was “two-fifty,” which clearly does not mean “two hundred and fifty dollars” by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money, because according to them, “What the waitress told you is not our problem. You have already seen the recipe – we absolutely will not refund your money at this point.”

I explained to her the criminal statutes which govern fraud in Texas, I threatened to refer them to the Better Business Bureau and the State’s Attorney General for engaging infraud. I was basically told,
“Do what you want, we don’t give a crap, and we’re not refunding your money.”

I waited, thinking of how I could get even, or even try and get any of my money back. I just said, “Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I’m going to have $250.00 worth of fun.”

I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover inthe United States with an e-mail account has a $250.00 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus for free. She replied,”I wish you wouldn’t do this.” I said, “Well, you should have thought of that before you ripped me off”, and slammed down the phone on her. So, here it is!!!

Please,please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of. I paid$250 dollars for this… I don’t want Neiman-Marcus to *EVER* get another penny off of this recipe….”

Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

(Recipe may be halved):
2 cups butter
4 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
2 cups sugar
5 cups blended oatmeal**
24 oz. chocolate chips
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

** Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.


Neiman Marcus Responds

Alongside sewer-dwelling bands of alligators, bugs in bottles of soda, and other urban myths resides the Neiman Marcus $250 cookie fabrication. NM has never charged anyone anything for a recipe, but the story still persists. Help stamp out untrue gossip by forwarding our free chocolate-chipcookie recipe to any naysayers out there!

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3 tsp. granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder, slightly crushed
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Cream the butter with the sugars until fluffy. Beat in the egg and thevanilla extract. Combine the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or 10-12 minutes for a crispier cookie.
Makes 15 large cookies.

(Ms. MacK has NOT tried the above recipe, the original one was too good for me to care…LOL)

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Note: The longer and thinner you can make the dough rope, the more like Auntie Anne’s they will be.

1 1/2 C. warm water
1 1/8 tsp active dry yeast (1 1/2 pkg.)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/8 tsp salt
1 C. bread flour
3 C. regular flour
2 C. warm water
2 Tbsp baking soda
To taste, coarse salt
2 – 4 Tbsp butter (melted)

Sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water in mixing bowl; stir to dissolve. Addsugar, salt
and stir to dissolve; add flour and knead dough until smooth and elastic.Let rise at
least 1/2 hour.

While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warmwater
and 2 tbsp baking soda. Be certain to stir often.

After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope(about 1/2 inch
or less thick) and shape. Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greasedbaking
sheet. Allow pretzels to rise again. Bake in oven at 450 for about 10 minutesor until
golden. Brush with melted butter and enjoy!

After you brush with butter try sprinkling with coarse salt.

Or for Auntie Anne’s famous Cinnamon Sugar, try melting a stick of butterin a
shallow bowl (big enough to fit the entire pretzel) and in another shallowbowl make
a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Dip the pretzel into the butter, coatingboth sides
generously. Then dip again into the cinnamon mixture. Enjoy!

Starbucks Frappuccino

1/2 C. Strong Coffee – espresso if you can
2 C. Milk
1/4 – 1/3 C. Sugar
1 1/2 C. Ice

Preparation Instructions:
Combine all in a blender and blend well.


Starbucks Frappucino II


1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. condensed milk
2 C. Ice (approximately)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. cocoa mix (Carnation instant cocoa mix)
1 Tbsp. Vanilla syrup (coffee syrup)
2 shots espresso = 1/4 cup strong coffee

Fill glass (intended to drink from) with ice. Combine milk and condensedmilk in
separate container. Pour ‘milks’ into glass over ice, up to 3/4 full. Nowadd remainder
of into glass of milk and ice. Pour into blender and mix on high untilcompletely
blended. This should be enough for one serving.

Starbucks Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Syrup
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup fresh espresso
8 ounces milk, steamed (with a little foam)

whipped cream
ground nutmeg

1. Make the gingerbread syrup by combining water, sugar, ginger, cinnamonand vanilla in a medium saucepan. Be sure the pan is not too small or the mixture could easily bubble over.
2. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer syrup,uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat when it’s done and slap a lid on it.
3. Make a double shot of espresso (1/2 cup), using an espresso machine.Use the machine to steam 8 ounces of milk, or heat up the milk in the microwave ifyour machine does not foam and steam milk.
4. Make your latte by first adding 1/2 cup espresso to a 16-ounce cup.Add 1/4 cup
gingerbread syrup, followed by the steamed milk. Stir.
5. Top off the drink with a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Makes 1 grande latte (16 ounces).

Mrs. Fields® Chocolate Chip Cookies

Be careful not to cook these too long. I know it becomes tempting to keep cooking these because they don’t seem to be done after 10 minutes, but they will continue to cook for awhile after you take them out of the oven, and when cool, will be nice and chewy. Mmm…got milk?

1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 twelve-ounce bags semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to350 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.
3. In another bowl,mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. With your fingers, place golf ball-sized dough portions 2 inches apart on an
ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 9-10 minutes or just until edges are light brown.

Makes 30 cookies.

Mrs. Field’s Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electricmixer on high speed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
2. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and creamof tartar.
3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees while you let the dough rest for 30 to 60 minutes in
the refrigerator.
5. In a small bowl, combine the sugar with the cinnamon for the topping.
6. Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball.Roll this dough in
the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press it onto an ungreased cookie sheet.Repeat for the remaining cookies.
7. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes and no more. The cookies mayseem
undercooked, but will continue to develop after they are removed fromthe oven. When the cookies have cooled they should be soft and chewy in the 16 to 18 cookies.


Source: Costco Wholesale

6 oz. pizza dough
4 oz. grilled, sliced and seasoned white chicken breast
1 oz. mozzarella-provolone blended shredded cheese
1/2 oz. cooked and chopped bacon
1/2 oz. chopped green onion
1 oz. Caesar dressing (per bake)
1/2 oz. Parmesan cheese

1. Pre-marinate the grilled and sliced chicken breast in a small amount of Caesar dressing prior to assembly.

2. Cut pizza dough into a 6-ounce piece. Roll out or press doughinto a 7 x 5-inch rectangle.

3. Spread Caesar dressing on dough piece.

4. Add marinated chicken to dough piece, along the 5-inch border.

5. Cover chicken with mozzarella, green onion and chopped bacon.

6. Pull the 5-inch border over the ingredients and roll tightly. Do not fold the ends in. The bake will continue to grow in length as youroll it out.

7. Finished bake should be approximately 11 x 2 inches.

8. Brush top of bake with Caesar dressing, and dredge in shreddedParmesan.

9. Bake until an internal temperature of 165ºF is reached. Yields 1 serving.



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