The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Better than the original, the Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is loaded with three different kinds of chocolate and a secret ingredient that will make your fellow cookie eaters wonder what makes them taste so incredibly amazing.

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Happy Tuesday!  I missed you all yesterday but I was recovering from a super, long 5k that I ran on Sunday. I didn’t really train that much for it and am still really tired but life moves on.  And I’m looking forward to getting back to the gym to try and burn off a little more of this winter layer that’s sticking around. In the meantime, I’ll make cookies. LOL!  Because they’ll definitely help me fit back into all my summer shorts and skirts.  Right?

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But these cookies are the perfect reward for anything….including running in any race, long or short. Or laying on the beach.  The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is adapted from the super famous Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that, supposedly, someone tried to buy at the swanky Neiman Marcus department store and later found out that they were charged $250 for said recipe. This story is totally false and you can actually buy a WHOLE cookbook from the department store with all their best recipes, like these triple chocolate cookies, for the super low price of $30, or something like that.  It’s just about the only thing in the whole store that most people can afford.

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Now, I do LOVE Neiman Marcus because I like to touch/feel/ smell/rub my face on really expensive designer items like Chanel tweed jackets and strappy Gucci sandals.  But everything in there is so flipping expensive that, even if I DO buy something in there, I always feel a bit nauseous when I leave the store.  And not because I ate a cookie.  The Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie is there to ease the pain, I think.  To make you forget you just spent a bazillion dollars on a tube of lipstick. They even give it to you in it’s own little shopping bag…just in case you want to save it for later.  Or show everyone that you just shopped with the rich and famous.

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The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is one that will wow your friends and family.  It’s really easy to make, not any more difficult than my original blue ribbon winning cookies or my dairy free versionThe recipe makes 8 GIGANTIC cookies or 24 “normal” size cookies.  They’re great for any occasion….big or small. 🙂

The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Course: Baking, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 495 kcal
Author: Kellie

The BEST cookie in town, this Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie is absolutely legendary!



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown 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 kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and both sugars. Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, approximately 1 minute.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla beating for an additional 30 seconds until well combined.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer while beating on low speed.
  5. Continue beating for 15 seconds or until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate and espresso powder.
  7. Place 1/4 cup mounds of cookie dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 3 inches apart and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cookies are browned around the edges. (You should be able to fit 3 cookies on a standard size sheet.)
  8. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 248mg11%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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26 comments on “The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe”

  1. I feel like I’m missing out on some big life experience by never having had a Neiman Marcus cookie before! This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of them but I had no idea they were a thing before the blog world told me so! I can’t stand shopping and Neiman Marcus is definitely not a store I’m ever in if I’m forced to go (lol) BUT, I will happily recreate these epic looking things at home now thanks to your recipe 🙂

  2. I love these cookies!!

  3. I’ve heard of the this recipe before and it looks fantastic!

  4. I can’t believe I haven’t had a Neiman Marcus cookie before! I love that they give it to you in it’s own little bag- adorable!

  5. These giant goodies look amazing! I’ve never had one from Neiman Marcus — how is that possible? Too wrapped in (window) shopping, I guess 🙂

  6. These definitely look like they could help induce comfort. I’m always on the lookout for tried and tested favourites. I love the combination of the different types of chocolate in this recipe. Seems like a bake say is coming up. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Girl, these look amazing! I am totally drooling over here and HAVE to make these today!

  8. Hi! I’m a French, passionate baker, and I would love to try your recipe, eventhough I don’t know neiman marcus cookies. But I wonder what’s the difference between semi sweet and milk chocolate? Thank you in advance!

    • Semi-sweet is at least 35 percent pure chocolate with added cocoa butter and sugar while Milk Chocolate is at least 10 percent pure chocolate with added cocoa butter and sugar. Most milk chocolates contain less pure chocolate than semisweet or bittersweet chocolates and have a milder flavor than darker chocolates. Thanks for visiting!

      • Oh I see, ok!! Thanks a lot. In France we have only white, milk or dark chocolate to bake and the dark chocolate family is declined thanks to its chocolate percentage (for instance 60% dark chocolate or 71% dark chocolate) but it’s still considered as a dark chocolate and not as semi-sweet for instance. This is why it was difficult for me to understand the nuance. In fact, our milk chocolate contains most of the time at least 30 to 40 percent pure chocolate so I guess I will consider my milk chocolate as your semi sweet one and search for a 10 percent chocolate (but I wonder if it exists though in France!). How complicated it is to translate recipes ahah!! Hope it’s worth the price 😉

  9. Can you make these smaller?

  10. Hi, i l check another recipes and all most put oatmeal.
    So its better with or no??

  11. Where does one find espresso coffee powder?

  12. This doesn’t have any chill time?

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