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 de-value 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, 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 is 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 I do, make sure you give these a try. You won't be disappointed.
For more great recipes with Chocolate Chips, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make 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 $250 Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large mixing bowl, 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.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
$250 Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 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, Slightly Crushed
- 8 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, 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.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
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.