Sunday, February 10, 2013

Neiman Marcus’ Chocolate Chip Cookie

Contrary to the urban legend, Neiman Marcus has never charged a cent for this recipe.
The Neiman Marcus kitchens freely share their original recipe for their very
popular chocolate chip cookies.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


· 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

· 1 cup brown sugar

· 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

· 1 large egg

· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

· 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

· 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

· 1/2 teaspoon salt

· 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour

· 1-1/2 teaspoons instant espresso, slightly crushed

· 1-1/2 cups (8 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

Place the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in the work bowl of an electric mixer

fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds,

until the mixture is fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla for 30 seconds longer, until

well combined.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add to the mixer, while beating on slow speed. Beat for about 15 seconds, stir

in the chocolate chips and espresso powder, and mix for 15 seconds longer.

Prepare a cookie sheet with about 2 tablespoons of shortening (or use a non-stick spray).

Using a 1-ounce scoop, or using a 2 tablespoon measure, drop the cookie dough

onto the cookie sheet in dollops about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough

with the back of a spoon to spread out into 2-inch circles; there should be room on the

sheet for six or eight cookies at a time. Transfer to the oven in batches and bake

for about 20 minutes or until the cookies are nicely browned around the edges. Bake

for a little longer for crisper cookies.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

The Flower Child's Comments:

(Please note I baked them for about 14 minutes and they turned out real well)
If you use parchment paper you do not need to place shortening on the baking sheet.
I also made the cookies larger than this recipe states


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