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Chocolate chip cookies- Staple of a chocolate addict.

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The past week has been insane, what with sundown marathon over the weekend and results released on Monday. Thank God that it all went as well as it could and…

I’m just really glad it’s over. (phew)

So on monday night, to kind of celebrate the release of uni results (yay!) and to use up my excess butter, I decided to bake chocolate chip cookies! The Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies are the stuff of myths and legends. There is a story, that there was once a poor sucker who paid $250 for the neiman marcus cookie recipe… apparently this is untrue but the company did come up with a cookie recipe which it shared foc with the world… This is the cookie recipe on the website! πŸ™‚

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (I cut this out because my chocolate was fully-sweet and not just semi, it turned out good. πŸ™‚ )
  • 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 (I only had 3 in 1 coffee so I substituted with cocoa powder)
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Directions


    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. (I made my cookies too big, they were terribly potent and we all ended up with a sore throat after 1 cookie. =( Try and make them smaller!)

    Yield: 2 dozen cookies

    Tip: I cut little rounds out of my used baking parchment to lay the cookies on to prevent them from sticking to each other. For some reason, my baking chocolate tends to remind liquid even after the cookie has cooled down. It tastes awesome but it tends to get messy, the little placemats help alot with this problem. =)


    Written by Musingsat

    June 2, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Posted in Chocolate, Cookies

    7 Responses

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    1. These look yummy =) I wish my baking chocolate remained gooey like that!


      June 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    2. I’ve never had a Neiman Marcus cookie, but yours looks delicious.


      June 2, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    3. WOW! These are a must make!

      Delightful Bitefuls


      June 2, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    4. These chocolate cookies get my stamp of approval.

      Oh yes.


      June 12, 2010 at 6:11 am

    5. […] have chocolate chip cookies to eat. And they’re really good too. Although not as good as the Neiman Marcus cookies that I did the other round…but then again…I didn’t strictly follow the recipe, […]

    6. […] bread flour lying around at home? Β Or expensive high end chocolate for that matter. I did use the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe that I baked a while back (complete with ugly photos. =( ) just to prove that the technique works […]

    7. […] The Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie […]

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