2 eggs 2 cups water 2 pkgs. Pillsbury date Quick Bread or Nut Quick Bread mix. 2 cups pecans (halves or chopped) 2 cups raisins 2 cups (12 to 13 oz.) candied cherries 1 cup candied pineapple cut into wedges. (If desired, substitute 2 lbs. (4 cups) candied fruit mixture for candied cherries and pineapple) HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. GREASE AND FLOUR BOTTOM AND SIDES OF 12 CUP FLUTED OR REGULAR 10 INCH TUBE PAN. COMBINE IN A LARGE BOWL EGGS AND WATER. ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS BY HAND AND STIR UNTIL COMBINED. POUR INTO PREPARED PAN. BAKE AT 350 DEGREES F. FOR 75 TO 85 MINUTES OR UNTIL A TOOTHPICK INSERTED IN THE CENTER COMES OUT CLEAN. COOL 30 MINUTES, LOOSEN EDGES AND REMOVE FROM THE PAN. COOL COMPLETELY. WRAP IN PLASTIC OR FOIL AND STORE IN A REFRIGERATOR. IF DESIRED GLAZE WITH WARM CORN SYRUP BEFORE SERVING AND DECORATE WITH CANDIED FRUIT AND NUTS. 24 TO 36 SERVINGS.
The story with the following recipe is a hoax! The only reason I have included it, is so if you run across it elsewhere, you'll know it is a hoax. I saw this posted on a company bulletin board where I used to work. Wanting to verify it, I called the person named on the letterhead. He said he had been receiving calls from all over the world, mostly from within the company, and that the people calling had been taken in hook, line, and sinker! Ron said he was NOT the person who started it. Presumably someone on the college campus nearby had gotten it into company mail with his name on it. He said he had tried the recipe though, and the cookies were really good! My wife made a batch, and they are.
Cook 'em up! FROM: Ron XXXXXXXX Location: XX Corporate Computer Services GREETINGS! Subject: Pass it on..........EXPENSIVE LESSON - $250.00 COOKIE RECIPE ------------------------------------------------------------------------- My daughter and I had finished a salad at the Nieman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas and decided to have a small desert. Because our family members are such ; Cookie; monsters; , we decided to try the Neiman-Marcus Cookie. It was so good that I asked if they would give me the recipe. She said with a frown, ; I'm afraid not. Well, I said, Would you let me buy the recipe? With a cute smile, she agreed. I asked how much, and she responded ; two - Fifty.; I said with approval, 'Just add it to my tab.' Thirty days later I received my statement from Neiman-Marcus and it was $285.00. I looked again and remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two salads and about $20 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the statement it said 'Cookie recipe-$250.' Boy was I upset! I called Neiman's accounting office and told them the waitress said it was ; two - fifty; and did not realize she meant $250 for a cookie recipe. I asked them to take back the recipe and reduce my bill, but they said they were sorry, but all the recipes were this expensive so not just anyone could duplicate the bakery recipes...the bill would stand. I thought of how I could get even or get my money back. I just said okay, you folks got my $250 and now I'm going to have $250 worth of fun. I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover will have the $250 recipe from Neiman-Marcus for nothing. She replied, 'I wish you wouldn't do this.' I said, 'I'm sorry, but this is the only way I feel I can get even and I will.' So here it is, please pass it on to someone else or run a few copies...I paid for it, now you can have it for free!!! 2 cups butter 1 tsp. salt 2 cups sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 2 cups brown sugar 2 tsp. soda 4 eggs 24 oz. chocolate chips 2 tsp. vanilla 1-8oz. Hershey bar, grated 4 cups flour 3 cups chopped nuts 5 cups blended oatmeal* See next screen for instructions: Cream 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. Makes 112 cookies (recipe may be halved). * Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Well, this was a hoax, but at least a delicious one!