Saturday, July 18, 2009

{Not Quite} Neiman Marcus

I'm not sure if you are familiar with the urban legend surrounding this cookie receipe. Long story short a Neiman Marcus customer claims she was charged $250 when she asked for the recipe of a cookie she enjoyed in the retailers cafe. Outraged, she proceeded to email the recipe to everyone in her address book and so on. According to SNOPES (a site I personally find useful to sort the wheat from the chaff in my own inbox) the story is totally bogus. Even Neiman Marcus themselves have got in on the act though and posted the cookie recipe on their website - Brilliant! It's true what they say . . . "There's no such thing as bad publicity":)

I digress :) So this recipe is inspired by the genuine version of the recipe from the NM website.

I have played around with this one quite a lot but here is the version that I love the best.

From Food

Choc Chip Cookies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups plain white flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp instant espresso powder
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips

  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 160℃

    In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter sugars until fluffy

    Beat in the egg and vanilla, then espresso powder

    In another mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips.

    Place 2tbs drops of dough onto a greased cookie sheet allowing room for the cookies to spread. Gently press down on the dough with the back of spoon to spread out into a 5cm circle.

    Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges.
    I like my cookies soft and chewy, but they are equally nice as a crispy treat too. I also like to replicate the "just out of the oven" warm and gooey feeling so I zap them in the microwave for a few seconds - like 10 seconds :)

    (Makes 20 - 24 cookies)

    Omit coffee (or limit servings!) for children :)

    1 comment:

    Rochelle said...

    MMMMMMM warm and gooey Yummmy!!