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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If you’re looking for the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE EVER….look no further. THIS is the OG of Chocolate Chip Cookies and you’re not going to believe how amazing it is. It has giant chocolate chunks, chocolate chips and a secret ingredient I added that makes them OVER THE TOP AMAZING!


The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is adapted from the super famous Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie that, supposedly, someone tried to buy at the swanky Neiman Marcus department store and later found out that they were charged $250 for the recipe.

This story is totally false, an urban legend, 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 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.  

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A chocolate chip cookie is just a simple drop cookie recipe that originated in the United States and is studded with chocolate chips that melt into the dough when baked.

To make chocolate chip cookies, you’ll start by making the dough. Simply whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside. Then, beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the remaining wet ingredients to combine.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Shape your chocolate chip cookie dough into 6 large balls and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake. Cool. Eat. So easy!

I like to add espresso powder to my cookie dough because it enhances the flavor of the chocolate chips. You can totally leave it out if you can’t find it easily but you can buy it on Amazon here.

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  • For the most intense chocolate flavor, use a variety of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. Feel free to experiment, too!
  • Allow your dough to rest a bit so your cookies don’t spread as much. My dough was quite warm in the video so it spread a ton contributing to my Oops! moment.
  • Don’t over beat the dough when adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula if you’re concerned about them breaking apart.
  • Want pretty cookies? Add a few extra chocolate chips to the top of your cookies so they’re not hiding inside. 

The 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. 🙂

For MORE EASY Cookie recipes, you should definitely try these fun FUNFETTI Cookies for a festive occasion or these Gooey Butter Cookies are insanely amazing. Like a buttery version of this Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe.


The Very Best Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The BEST cookie in town, this Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie is absolutely legendary!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baking, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 495 kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • Add the egg and vanilla beating for an additional 30 seconds until well combined.
  • 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.
  • Continue beating for 15 seconds or until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate and espresso powder.
  • 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.)
  • Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.



Serving: 1gCalories: 495kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 248mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 2gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 410IUCalcium: 87mgIron: 2.5mg
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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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