Saturday, September 18, 2010

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone knows the urban legend right? Some lady asked for the recipe and they said 250. She said okay, but got a bill for 250 dollars, not 2.50. She goes on to get her revenge by distributing the recipe to all the cookie lovers of the world! Well I'm pretty sure that story is bogus, but the recipe still makes a pretty good cookie.  :)

My dad actually liked these cookies the most. They were soft (yuck! >.<) and chewy (yuck! >.<)! But of course, since my dad loves soft and chewy cookies, these were one of his favorite (I've made too many for him to decide which exact cookies were his favs). I did like the look of these cookies, thought. And doesn't this picture below look pretty neat? It's a floating cookie!

So although these cookies were soft and chewy, they held up nicely and were quite sturdy. I didn't use espresso powder (couldn't find it...) so I'm not sure how it tastes with it. But it was quite good even without it!
Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie adapted from here
Yield: 2 dozen

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 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 300˚F
2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy
3. Beat in egg and vanilla extract
4. In a separate bowl sift dry ingredients, slowly mix into butter mixture
5. Stir in chocolate chips
6. Spoon tablespoons of dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to flatten slightly
7. Bake for 20 minutes or until done

p.s. Please don't forget! The entire month is National Rice Month, and the voting period for the Minnesota Wild Rice competition! I'm a finalist (I made chicken stir fry), so please don't forget to vote (and maybe for a chicken stir fry by a girl named lynne! (Oh, and you don't even need to enter your email address. It's easy as clicking the button (and maybe next the chicken stir fry) and hitting submit vote :)


  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I am so impressed with your blog! You're 15! I wish I would have started then, but I don't think blogs existed. LOL. Kudos to you and the best of luck!

    P.S. Love the floating cookie picture. My husband and I stared at it for several minutes trying to figure out how you did it. He thinks it's the top cookie of a stack and I thought you snipped it out of another photo and pasted it there. (I think I'm right :))

  2. Thanks for commenting! Haha, and thanks!

    Oh, and actually sorry to say but both of you were wrong..I actually put the cooking on top of a whine glass and took the picture from above. It's very similar to the floating cranberry on a toothpick concept.

  3. Mmm, I love these, I can't wait to try this recipe out! :)

  4. Pretty. Good. Food.: Thanks! :)

  5. Those look amazing! But, that isn't the original recipe from urban legend. I just made the urban legend recipe and they are delicious! You should try making them, here's a link to the recipe:


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