Monday, August 20, 2007

Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe available free.

If you want the Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe, chances are you have heard the urban legend.

One day a man and his children were eating chocolate chip cookies at Neiman Marcus. Impressed, the man asked the waited "Sir, Can I please have a copy of your chocolate chip cookie recipe?" The waiter replied "Sure, that will be Two Fifty"

When the man asked for the check, he was shocked to see a charge of $250 no his check, asking the waiter for a refund, he was told that they couldn't refund his money as he had already seen the recipe.

Wanting revenge, the man distributed the recipe far and wide, charging only $2.50 each.

Great so, this recipe is worth $250 right? What if I told you there was just one problem with this urban legend.

Neiman Marcus say:

"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."

And here is that famous chocolate chip cookie recipe.


  • 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

This recipe is available on the Neiman Marcus page here


Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe at the Feast of St. Rocco in Franklin

I love a good cookie contest, and the best chocolate chip cookie recipe award goes to Frank Niro, the attorney from Mendon!

How do I know this? I was at the Milford Daily News/Country Gazette Second Annual Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest! Thats how! I'm going clucky over choc chip cookies!

So 35 people entered the contest, second place went to Dan DeOliveira of Bellingham and third place to Pam Hodge of Franklin.

I love a big fat cookie and I think Frank will have very lucky grandchildren!

To read the full article, click here unfortunately I can't see the best chocolate chip cookie recipe published anywhere...

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Normal, boring chocolate chip cookie's are so yesterday, this cherry chocolate chip cookie recipe is magic!

This is my grans recipe, and I have to tell you, its AMAZING! They make great gifts for all sorts of occasions.

1 Packet Cherry Chip cake mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
1/4 cup Water
6 oz. (170 grams) dark chocolate chips
1 tsp almond extract (Alternatively you could use vanilla esence)

Using a spoon, put some dollops of cookie dough onto cookie sheet and at 325 F (165 Celcius) for 8-10 minutes.

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is an absolute winner!

The worlds best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

I always wanted to make those monster chocolate chip cookies you find at bakeries and coffee shops but I just couldn't find the right chocolate chip cookie recipe. Internet to the rescue!

On a blog recently I read about the BBFCCCC recipe, and the photos looked amazing, so I did a little google search and here it is!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Big thanks to Elizabeth, click here for her excellent recipe.