The best $250 Neiman Marcus cookies
Learn how to make the world-famous Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies at home. Large, buttery, filled with chocolate chips-these chewy biscuits will surely become a family favorite!
Neiman Marcus is best known for shopping, but they also have some famous dessert recipes! These cookies are one of the legendary recipes, but Nimman Marcus Cake is also a winner!
The legendary Neiman Marcus Cookie
Hello! This is Fiona from Just So Tasty. Today I am going to stop and share this recipe for Neiman Marcus biscuits. Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies are world famous. They are big, buttery, filled with chocolate chips, and definitely remind you of what you bought in a high-end bakery.
For many years, there have been rumors that a lady is enjoying one of the chocolate chip cookies at Neiman Marcus Cafe. She asked the waitress if she could ask for the recipe, and it is said that when she received the check, the recipe read $250.
Neiman Marcus debunked this rumor and said it was definitely not true. Now they have published the official recipe of their world-famous chocolate chip cookie on their website. So whether you live near one of their high-end department stores or not, you can still enjoy these biscuits.
Where are the oats? If you search for Neiman Marcus Cookie, you will find hundreds of recipes to choose from, most of which contain oat flour. Obviously (according to this article I found), when the $250 recipe story began in the late 1980s, Neiman Marcus didn’t even offer cookies in their restaurant. Not only is this story fictitious, but the recipe for oatmeal chocolate chips is also fictitious.Finally, in 1995, Neiman Marcus decided to create a chocolate chip recipe and share it with the world free. This is the official Neiman Marcus Oat-Free Recipe I will share today.
What makes it so unique?
Check out the official recipe on their website, this chocolate chip cookie recipe has some major differences:
- We start with real butter. This adds a lot of flavor.
- Then most of the sugar is light brown sugar. Brown sugar also adds flavor and more chewiness.
- You will notice that the ratio of flour to butter is higher than many other cookie recipes. This makes them thicker.
- Lots, lots of chocolate chips.
- We don’t have to cool the dough. This is partly due to the slightly higher proportion of flour.
- Grease the cookie sheet instead of lining it with parchment paper or baking mat. This results in a crisper edge of the biscuit with more browning.
- Finally-they cook for a longer time at a lower temperature.
notes: The recipe on their website also includes adding espresso powder. I ignored it because it is not an ingredient I left at home, and I don’t think it is necessary in the chocolate chip cookie.
Other recipe tips
Variety: You can easily replace the chocolate chips with another additive to create different tastes and textures. Try to use:
- Fragment of Reese
- Mini M&ms
- White Chocolate or Butterscotch Chips
- Chopped nuts
Why are they baked at a lower temperature? Everything is baked at different temperatures according to the ingredients. Bake at this lower temperature for longer periods of time to better control the melting of the chocolate chips and stronger biscuits.
Frozen dough: You can freeze the dough, but you may need to add some time when baking the dough later. When freezing, you can freeze the dough into logs or individual dough.
- Log: Make the dough into log shoes. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and then wrap with aluminum foil. Mark and freeze. Before shaping the dough ball, let the dough thaw in the ridges. If your bread is the right diameter, you can even slice the dough with a kitchen knife instead of making dough.
- Ball: Scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. Put the slices in the refrigerator until the dough freezes and hardens. Transfer the ball to a freezer-safe container. Mark and freeze.
How to store cookies? Put it in an airtight container on the counter. If they start to dry out, put a piece of dry white bread inside to help them stay moist.
If you like cookies with crisp edges, brown sugar and lots of chocolate chips, these Neiman Marcus biscuits are the perfect choice. If you have ever thought about their legendary recipe-you must try to make it yourself!
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Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 16 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
A serving of 20 biscuits
Calories 212 kcal
Author Little Luna
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter soft
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons 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 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease the cookie sheets*
In a medium bowl, whisk the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Carefully mix the flour mixture with the butter mixture.
Turn off the mixer, add the chocolate chips and stir.
Shape the dough into balls about 2 tablespoons in size and place them at least 2 inches apart on the prepared biscuit slices.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until you see the edges start to turn yellow. **
*For biscuits that are not too crisp, line the cookie sheets with a baking mat or parchment paper. **The original recipe called for the cookies to bake for 20 minutes, and I found this to be too long in my oven.Adapted from Neiman Marcus