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Neiman Marcus Cookies

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We've got the famous Neiman Marcus cookie recipe for you. These chocolate chip cookies are amazing!
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  1. NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
  6. MORE COOKIE RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
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Neiman Marcus Cookies are no ordinary cookies, they just might be the most delicious, expensive and famous cookie recipe there ever was! Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie? It’s a classic snack that I think just about everyone can appreciate. But, a delicious chocolate cookie recipe with a story behind it? That’s even better.

For more easy cookie recipes, try our copycat doubletree hotel cookies or our peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

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NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups oatmeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 24 ounces of chocolate chips
  • 1-8-ounce bar of milk chocolate (grated)

PRO TIP: To make oatmeal flour, place the old-fashioned oats in a food processor and puree until ground into a fine powder.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Chocolate chips: You could use different types of chocolate chips including milk chocolate, dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

STEP TWO: Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

STEP THREE: Add eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture; mix until incorporated.

STEP FOUR: In a second bowl, combine flour, ground oatmeal, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

STEP FIVE: Add chocolate chips and grated milk chocolate bar.

STEP SIX: Roll into one tablespoon balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheets.

PRO TIP: Use a medium cookie scoop to make your dough balls nice and even.

STEP SEVEN: Bake for 8-10 minutes in a preheated oven at 375°F until just lightly golden brown. Cool on cooling racks.

PRO TIP: These cookies will continue to bake just a bit when you take them out of the oven. It’s a good idea to take them out when they look just a bit undercooked to how you like them.

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HOW TO SERVE

These Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies are a great recipe to whip up for an afternoon snack. Their taste is beyond amazing and it will be hard to stop at just one! Make a batch to share with friends or keep them to yourself. Serve with our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side to wash it down.

STORAGE

ON THE COUNTER: No need to store this Neiman Marcus recipe in a special place. You can store them at room temperature, on your countertop, but just be sure they are kept in a sealed airtight container. I will warn you, storing them on the countertop just means they are going to be gone that much faster.

IN THE FREEZER: If you plan to freeze a batch of Neiman Marcus cookies, be sure that they are completely cooled before preparing them for the freezer. You can store them in any kind of freezer bag.

REHEATING: When you are ready to serve them, reheat by placing them in the oven on low heat, keeping an eye on them and removing them from the oven when the chocolate has begun to melt.

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There are many versions of the Neiman Marcus cookie myth. It goes a little something like this: a woman was out to eat one night at the Neiman Marcus Cafe in Dallas. She ordered a cookie for dessert after dinner. She got the cookie and loved it so much that she asked her waiter if she could have the recipe for their signature chocolate chip cookie. The waiter said no, so she offered to pay for the recipe. He told her it would cost her “two-fifty” and she agreed. When she got her credit card bill in the mail, she realized that he meant “two-fifty” as in, $250. She couldn’t believe she’d been charged that much for a cookie recipe. So, as revenge, she shared the original recipe out to make sure that everyone would have access to it.

Regardless of if the tale behind the Neiman Marcus Cookies is fact or fiction, we know something for sure, these cookies are so good. The secret is the oatmeal that’s ground into flour and mixed in with the cookie dough. It’s the secret ingredient that sets these cookies apart from just any old chocolate chip cookie recipe.

FAQ

Is the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe story a true story or an urban legend?

According to the Neiman Marcus website, the story is in fact not true but it is certainly fun to believe that it could have happened and there is now an amazing cookie recipe that takes the taste of chocolate chip cookies to the next level.

Is oatmeal flour the same as oat flour?

Oat flour is the same as oatmeal flour. To make your own, measure oatmeal into your food processor or blender and blender until it turns into flour. 1 cups of oats will yield about ¾ cup oat flour.

Can I substitute all-purpose flour for the oatmeal flour?

You can use regular flour in place of the oat flour but we wouldn’t recommend it since this is the secret ingredient that makes these cookies so amazing! If you do want to make the substitution, the ratio is 1 cup of regular white flour for 1⅓ cups of oat flour.

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NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES

5 from 2 votes
We've got the famous Neiman Marcus cookie recipe for you. These chocolate chip cookies are amazing!
Servings 70 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups oatmeal flour *see note
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 24 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1-8 ounce milk chocolate bar grated

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; mix until incorporated.
  • In a second bowl, combine flour, ground oatmeal, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Add to wet mixture.
  • Add chocolate chips and grated chocolate.
  • Roll into one tablespoon balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until just lightly golden brown. Cool on cooling racks.

Notes

TIP: To make oatmeal flour, place the old-fashioned oats in a food processor and puree until ground into a fine powder.
TIP: Use a medium cookie scoop to make your dough balls nice and even.
TIP: these cookies will continue to bake just a bit when you take them out of the oven. It’s a good idea to take them out when they look just a bit undercooked to how you like them.
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