the famous Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie

Here's a recipe courtesy of Erin O'Leary, who was kind enough to send it to me a few weeks ago. I will definitely test this.

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 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
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. 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.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


Yannis said...

anyone make these?
I'm such a sloth. I have to make these for lab....agh...

sonal said...

Hi - this is Sonal...I'm Priya's big sister (you don't know me, but she told me I might like your blog...and I do! :) ). In any case, I tried out this recipe a few months ago, and tested it against this one: http://www.floras-hideout.com/recipes/recipes.php?page=recipes&data=b/Bear_Chocolate_Chip_Cookies
As much as I wanted the Neiman recipe to come out on top, this "bear" recipe was a much bigger hit with friends (and I agree with them...). Thought I'd pass it along in case...

Yannis said...

thanks for the post and the recipe....
now you have forced me to try it out!

a big hug to your sister by the way.....