This delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (aka the $250 Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies) is part of an urban legend that has been around or over 70 years.
The gist of the myth is that a woman bought this recipe from Neiman Marcus for $250, and when the store refused to refund her money, she decided to "share" the recipe with the world in an attempt to devalue the recipe.
The story turned out to be false. You can check out Snopes for more information. And to make the story even more unbelievable, here's a quote from Neiman Marcus:
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, and pass it along to friends and family. It's a terrific recipe. And it's absolutely free.
Check out this archived post from Neiman Marcus for more details. Now while the origins of this recipe are an urban myth, the cookies themselves are the real deal.
They are as good as my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. If you love chocolate chip cookies as much as I do, make sure you give these a try. You won't be disappointed.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, All Purpose Flour, Instant Espresso Powder and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.
🥣 How to Make Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with the two sugars until fluffy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract.
In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
$250 Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Bowl for Mixing
- Baking Sheet
- Wire Rack
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 3 tablespoon White Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 ¾ Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Instant Espresso Powder
- 8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with the two sugars until fluffy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract.½ Cup Unsalted Butter, 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, 3 tablespoon White Sugar, 1 Egg, 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.½ teaspoon Baking Soda, ½ teaspoon Baking Powder, ½ teaspoon Salt, 1 ¾ Cups All Purpose Flour, 1 ½ teaspoon Instant Espresso Powder, 8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 14 to 16 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.