The $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Story

Some of the girls in my office were recently chatting about chocolate chip cookies, not any cookies though... outrageously priced Neiman Marcus cookies. My colleague forwarded me the email she had just received (displayed below). I had not heard the cookie story before, but was very interested and had to research it. It appears the email's claim is more 'urban legend' than culinary spite, but I just love how people have kept this recipe alive; the story is actually an adaptation of a 1940's myth about Red Velvet cake from the Waldorf-Astoria (read more at Wikipedia). Submitted here for your reading... the infamous Cookie Story, and a pretty good cookie [...]