$250.00 Cookies


Capitol Cookies, Munch Your Way Across the USA. From Lambuth Memorial Methodist Jewel Circle, Midwest City, Oklahoma


4 cups flour, 18 ounces

5 cups oatmeal, blended into fine flour after measuring

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups butter at room temperature

2 cups sugar

2 cups brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

18 ounces milk chocolate, grated

24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

3 cups pecans, chopped (optional)


Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside

Cream butter and sugars. Stir in eggs and vanilla.

Stir in flour mixture.

Stir in chocolates and nuts.

Form into balls with 2 tablespoon cookie scooper.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes.


The cookbook has this note: As its name suggests, $250.00 Cookies are very, very rich. About 15 years ago, Kathy Blalock said her boss brought a tin of very expensive cookies back to the office from a business trip. Later, one of her co-workers found the recipe and they jokingly started calling them “the $250.oo cookies” every time a batch was made and brought to the office. The name stuck and so did everyone’s taste for these exquisite cookies.


7 responses to “$250.00 Cookies”

  1. Ummm. I will need to buy a kitchenaid or Bosch mixer before I make these babies. 4 cups flour and 5 cups of oats would kill my hand mixer. :/

    1. Half batches are allowed!

  2. I have a question. So, Tad, how did you manage the grated milk chocolate? Did you buy a block, then grate some and weigh it; or did you buy it already grated; or maybe you just used chips? Hm-m-m.

    1. I used a block of Guittard milk chocolate we bought at Cash and Carry for dipping candy over the holidays. I weighed it and ran it through my food processor that has a grater on it. The recipe called for a Hershey’s milk chocolate bar, which I am sure would work fine. You could grate it by hand, as well but I am lazy so love letting the food processor do my work for me.

      1. Thanks, Tad. I’ll try it!

  3. These were some of the most interesting cookies I’ve had in a long time. I wonder if you would like the book of cookie recipes from US presidents to match your Capitol cookie book

  4. We made some of your $250 cookies in your birthday honor with my new immersion blender/food processor! We expected to find semi sweet morsels at trader joes (where we went to buy the bar of milk chocolate) but they were out. So we used a TJ’s bittersweet 1lb bar to supplement the chips we had at home. The thing was they didn’t have bittersweet without almonds (I ran in to try to return the bar for one without nuts). Anyway, it was 8pm and we wanted to get the cookies going so I thought I could just pick out the almonds. Not so. Turns out they are pretty well cemented in. In the end I was glad the chocolate had nuts in it. I thought we might be missing out omitting the pecans, and the taste of nuts every 3rd bite was just what I wanted.

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