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The REAL Neiman-Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie

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From NeimanMarcus.com: "An urban myth is a modern folk tale, its origins unknown, its believability enhanced simply by the frequency with which it is repeated. Our signature chocolate chip cookie is the subject of one such myth. If you haven't heard the story, we won't perpetuate it here. If you have, the recipe below should serve to refute it. Copy it, print it out, pass it along to friends and family. It's a terrific recipe. And it's absolutely free."

Makes about 15

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, slightly crushed
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Cream the butter with the sugars until fluffy.
Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract.
Combine the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or 10 to 12 minutes for a crispier cookie. Makes 12 to 15 large cookies.

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Reviews of The REAL Neiman-Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie:

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  Jennie in NC  Dec 12, 2012
Would make this again.
This cookie has a lot of flavor but can be dry if you don't do something to give it a little moisture. I had to add a few splashes of milk to give the cookies a more moist texture. One tip - break the candy bar into smaller pieces put in the refrigerator over night. Alternate between the pieces as you shred them to keep them from melting in your hands. 4 stars

  Michele in Orange, TX  Dec 18, 2010
Would make this again.
These cookies are so delicious! My fiance is a cookie monster who LOVES tollhouse cookies. He tried these after I made some (expecting to be disappointed) and he loves them! 5 stars

  pegster in CA  Apr 28, 2010
Would make this again.
Excellent recipe. However, original recipe calls for 300-degree oven (see NM website). I baked smaller cookies @ 15 mins. I doubled the recipe but replaced one stick of butter with unsalted (I found the original recipe a bit salty). Cookies come out tall, crisp but chewy interior. Highly recommend this. (Ground oatmeal versions tend to absorb too much moisture from the cookie.) 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Canada  Dec 15, 2009
Would not make this again.
The Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe with the blended oatmeal & shaved hershey bars is the best I have ever tasted. 1 star

  A cookie baker in san antonio tx  Dec 15, 2007
Would make this again.
I, too, prefer the blended oatmeal and shaved hershey bar recipe. This recipe has enough sugar, my kids can do without the espresso powder! 3 stars

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