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The Most Expensive Nut-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe in History

Is this recipe worth $250?

We’re very entertained by the fact that one of our favorite sites for mother-daughter shopping sprees is also the focus of one of the greatest (food-related) urban myths of our time. Legend -- and spam email circulation -- has it that some woman (always a friend of a friend of a friend) was lunching with her daughter at a Neiman Marcus café in [insert the city nearest you here] when they decided to try “the Neiman Marcus Cookie.” The baked treat was so delicious, that the woman decided then and there that this chocolate chip cookie recipe (which was surprisingly nut-free, but we’ll get to that later) had to be hers.