A couple of years ago for Christmas, my mom gave me this little jewel. It’s a cookie compendium. One of our favorite recipes is the one for chocolate chip cookies from Neiman Marcus.
This cookie has it all. It’s chewy. And crunchy. And delish!
There’s a funny story behind it, too.
A mom and her daughter were having a snack at a Neiman Marcus cafe. The cookies they were enjoying were delightful, and the mom asked for the recipe. The server said, “Sure, but we have to charge two-fifty for it.”
The mom got home and checked her credit card receipt. The store had charged $250, not $2.50, for the recipe. She vowed to share it with everyone to get her money’s worth. Who knows if the story is true, but it’s still fun (and delicious).
Preheat the oven to 375.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups (8 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips (or more to taste)*
Beat the butter and sugar together, and add the egg and vanilla.
Sift together the remaining dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix in the chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful onto a greased baking sheet (or use parchment paper). Bake for 8-10 minutes.
I use a disher to drop the dough (1.5 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon, depending on desired size). The ones shown above are the smaller size.
*It also calls for 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder, which I leave out because Mr. J doesn’t like coffee.