25 Days of Cookies: The Infamous Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The cookie recipe based on an urban legend: The Infamous Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. Yeah, it’s pretty darn good.
The Infamous Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by FamilySpice.com
We have all heard the story or have read the infamous email: Neiman Marcus wouldn’t give away their cookie recipe, but they did charge an unsuspecting customer $250 for the secret recipe. And as revenge, this scorned customer shared the recipe with the whole world! And an incredible cookie recipe and urban legend was born and is being highlighted today: The Infamous Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

I first got this recipe when I single and from my mother over 15 years ago. And, even thought it did NOT originate from Neiman’s, it makes an AMAZING chocolate-chip cookie. I’ve made many a chocolate cookie, and not to mention devoured many a chocolate cookie, and this is STILL my go to recipe.

It’s a little work, and I’ve modified a little by adding some whole wheat flour and wheat bran, but it is still full of chocolate, not too moist and not too crunchy. You can make it festive with green and red M&M;’s or use dark chocolate chips for a decadent touch. You can also omit the walnuts if your kids aren’t into nuts in their cookies (that’s my middle child). But one thing is for sure, kids and grownups will fall in love with this cookie.

To read about the Nieman Marcus urband legend, check out www.snopes.com for the whole story!

The Infamous Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

We have all heard the story or have read the infamous email: Neiman Marcus wouldn't give away their cookie recipe, but they did charge an unsuspecting customer $250 for the secret recipe. Well, this is the recipe that circulated the internet and created a delicious urban legend. And, even though it didn't originate from Neiman's, it makes a delicious chocolate-chip cookie. The only change is the modification of 2 cups of white flour with a healthier mix of whole wheat flour and wheat bran. To read more about this urband legend, check out www.snopes.com for the whole story! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, light, packed
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup old-fashion oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 12 oz chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  • 8 oz chocolate, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  3. Using a stand mixer, whisk until creamed (light yellow in color):
    • 1 cup butter, unsalted , room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup brown sugar, light , packed
  4. Add and whisk:
    • 2 eggs, large
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • In a blender blend until a fine powder:
    • 2 1/2 cup old-fashion oatmeal
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk oatmeal powder with:
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup wheat bran
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
  6. In batches, mix dry ingredients into wet until fully incorporated.
  7. By hand, mix in:
    • 12 oz chocolate chips, semi-sweet
    • 8 oz chocolate , grated
    • 1 1/2 cup walnuts , chopped
  8. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place two-inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Let cookies rest in the baking sheet for one minute, then using a spatula place onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Yield: 55 cookies

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