Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Urban Legend

Oishii Cookie

_DSC1336Nipponnin is out of the country for a couple of weeks so you have to put up with me (her husband) as her substitute. I first started making these cookies many years ago when I heard the story about how we got the recipe. The story went that someone had these cookies for dessert and asked about the recipe. When she was told that it would cost her “two fifty” she assumed two dollars and fifty cents so told them to go ahead and add it to her bill. When she saw her credit card statement and found out that it was two hundred and fifty dollars, she made sure it was published on the internet so no one else would be ripped off. I am not so sure about the story but they are good cookies. I’ve changed it slightly from the original I had so here is my version.

Equipment needed – blender


  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats or steel cut oats

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  1. Put the oats in the blender and process until it is ground into fine flour.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Beat in the vanilla,
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, soda and oat flour.
  6. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture.
  7. Add chocolate chips.
  8. Drop rounded spoonfuls of the batter on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    If you prefer you can also roll into balls.
  9. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes until golden.
    Here is what the dropped ones look like:

    And the ones rolled into balls look like this:
  10. Remove to wire rack to cool.
  11. Pour a glass of cold milk and enjoy.

So you don’t forget her I thought I’d include a picture of her along with a painting she is working on._DSC1287

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any comments!


  1. I want a cookie RIGHT NOW!!! It looks so oishiiii!!!

    1. Thanks Jalna. They are pretty good. I took them into work so I didn't eat them all.

  2. Hey! You're as good as Nipponnin in blogging calibre! If not better!! Those cookies looks so good:) Thanks for posting her photo too...she's a very talented lady...you're sure to agree that she's a keeper and a great treasure:)

    1. You are too kind. Someday I hope to be as good as she is... And I do agree with you - she is definitely a keeper!

  3. yummm....looks great, mahalo for showing the difference of the 2 cookies !!! Couple of weeks...long huh ;o{

    1. Yeah it is a long time. And for some reason I think the rougher looking cookies taste better...

  4. Mm, they do look good - very craggy! How does one measure a "cup" of butter though I've always wondered. It's a solid mass... do you just try to squish it into the cup and hope for the best?

    1. Each stick of better here is 1/2 cup - at least that is what it says so I just believe it and used two sticks.

  5. How cool that you are helping Akemi-san! I hope she's having a safe trip. Oh I would have made the same mistake! 250 and 2.50!!! Maybe Japanese thing... Well, thank you for sharing $250 worth cookie recipe! :D I saved it and hope to try it someday soon! :)

    1. Thanks. She is safe and has been eating good stuff over there. New puddings and old standbys like kurobuta. I think she'll have stories and pictures to share when she gets back.

  6. Good work! Did you eat all those cookies yourself?

  7. is mouthwatering!! Yummy! i love cookies.

    1. Thank you so much. But he didn't leave any for me. He must make me an another batch,right?

  8. Gorgeous cookies! 250 dollars worth recipe! Wow! On the other hand, I have got several recipes I would probably pay more nowadays knowing how good the results were and how I cannot live without them.
    I am sorry I missed them when they were posted (actually I also went to Japan almost at the same time!).

  9. Lovely cookies! They look very tempting.

    That painting is beautiful. Your friend is very talented.