So who wants a Cupcake car?

The 2009 Neiman Marcus Holiday catalog is out and who doesn’t like to shift thru the pages and imagine you were rich? Is it just me? Well below is a video about the “Fantasy Gifts” and I only wonder who really buys these and what do they do? The gifts are over the top and that is what makes this catalog unique….and I was not kidding about the Cupcake car it is the craziest thing I have ever seen, so silly!! Could you imagine? HA!

And since we are talking Neiman Marcus here is their
“Famous Cookie Recipe”

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds)

2. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.

3. In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.

4. Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

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