Neiman Marcus Christmas Cookies Recipe

Neiman Marcus Christmas Cookies Recipe

Neiman Marcus Christmas Cookies Recipe

Today on my Instagram Stories, I’m doing a super fun Christmas time collab…  A Christmas Cookies Swap!  I’m teaming up with three amazing ladies and we’re each sharing one of our favorite holiday sweet treats with y’all.  First off, let me introduce you to my partners in crime for today’s collab:

Erin from Cotton Stem

Emily from The Sweetest Thing

Holly from Our Faux Farmhouse

I love following each of these ladies for fashion, design and just life-in-general inspiration!

Neiman Marcus Christmas Cookies Recipe

Now for the recipe!  I’ve been baking Neiman Marcus cookies every Christmas with my mom since I was probably in third grade.  The story about Neiman Marcus cookies and the recipe itself started circulating like a chain letter back in the 1990’s.  Go check out my Instagram Stories to hear the reader’s digest version of the recipe story.


My mom gets together every Christmas and bakes hundreds of Christmas cookies with her girlfriends.  I started joining their cookie swap party when I was a teenager and always had a great time.  They would divvy up the cookies so they each got a variety of all sorts of cookies to enjoy and give out to their loved ones.

Since I live in LA and spend the holidays here, there aren’t many people to give out cookies to or even bake with, since all of our friends travel for the holidays.  I thought it’d be fun to create a virtual Christmas Cookie party to share my baking experience with and share one of my favorite holiday recipes.  Check out my Mawmaw’s insane fudge recipe here.

Neiman Marcus Christmas Cookies Recipe


2 1/2 cups of oatmeal

1 cup of butter

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp of vanilla

2 cups of all purpose flour

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of baking soda

1/2 tsp of salt

12 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips

2 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts


  1. Blend oatmeal to a powder consistency.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Add in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  4. Slowly combine dry ingredient mixture with the butter and egg mixture.
  5. Add in chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Roll cookies into balls a little smaller than golf-ball size.  Place on cookie sheet approx. 2″ apart.
  7. Bake at 375˚ for 8-10 minutes.  Check at 8 minutes to see if done, cookies will continue to bake on the pan for about 2 minutes after removing from oven.  Allow them to sit on pans for a couple minutes before moving to baking racks to cool.
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  1. Holly
    December 19, 2018 / 6:33 PM

    Hello Angela! My name is Holly and I am a Canadian fan of yours, from a small city known as Niagara Falls, Ontario. I am 24 years old, and currently pursuing a career in nursing. I have already completed University and have a degree in Public Health. Anyways, I first discovered your husband on a TV series known as “Star Crossed”, then on my Youtube home page a video came up of you and Matt Lanter and you were doing his make up. I thought this was a great video, it made me laugh, and from then on I started following your YouTube channel. I find you very inspirational and your daughter is the cutest, she looks like a combination of both you and Matt. Your videos really brighten up my day. 🙂 Just a little about my background…I am in College right now to become a registered practical nurse! This has been a dream of mine since I was about 5 years old, and I received my first doctors cart for Christmas. 🙂 Although school is tough and stressful at times I continue to persevere and try my best to stay positive (your videos help me to feel more happy and uplifted as well, thank you for that!). I am sure you hear these same things from a ton of your fans, but it would mean so much to hear from you! I know you are extremely busy with your career, but even just a hello would be so amazing!!! 🙂
    You are my first YouTube figure that I am getting in touch with, so for all it’s worth I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best in the new year 2019.
    Take care,
    PS: I am going to try and bake your cookies for Christmas, that I saw on your Instagram today. They look delicious!

    • December 22, 2018 / 9:17 AM

      Hi Holly! I’ve been to Niagra Falls before! I responded to your email as well. 🙂

  2. Megan
    December 23, 2018 / 6:02 PM

    Made these cookies for Santa, thanks Angela! Love your blogs, particularly “hello, baby” which I listened to all throughout my pregnancy!

    • December 31, 2018 / 8:21 AM

      Yay! So happy you liked the recipe!
      I’m so glad to have you here and sharing this journey with me. Have you joined my Facebook group yet? It’s Gorgeous Girls Community. 🙂

  3. Brittany Blackburn
    December 27, 2018 / 8:54 PM

    Yummy! I made Nutter Butter Reindeers with my nephews!

  4. Angie Chappell
    November 30, 2019 / 4:06 PM

    This recipe don’t tell how many it makes.

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