I am a lover of chocolate chip cookies, but I’m not going to lie…I’m not one to JUST put chocolate chips in a cookie batter; how boring. So, on my search for a fancier (if you will) chocolate chip cookie recipe I came across this Neiman Marcus $250 Cookie recipe. I’ve definitely seen it before while wandering the internets, but for some reason this time it struck me as something I should actually whip up.
After reading through all of the ingredients I realized I had everything but the chocolate bar, so a quick stop at the grocery store two blocks away made this cookie creation an easy and quick one. There are many renditions of this recipe out floating around, and they are all about the same, but I did notice some require you to chill the dough for a few hours, while others do not. I simply compromised and made the dough, stuck it in the fridge while the oven preheated, then put it back in the fridge to chill while each batch baked. The cookies turned out perfectly with using my method…so I’d say you are free to chill, partially chill, or not chill your dough at all and your cookies will turn out wonderfully. Whatever churns your butter…ya know?
I hope you make these cookies for yourself. I’ve never tried them at an actual Neiman Marcus (not even sure if they sell them there anymore or not) but I did try the ones I made, and though I might be biased towards by own baking (it’s pretty bomb, and that’s me being humble), they are pretty damn delicious.
The other pretty cool thing about these cookies are they are super adaptable. You can choose your nuts or leave them out, swap peanut butter chips for chocolate chips, or even throw in some dried fruit if you’d like (though be careful…if I were to throw in some raisins the majority of my family would not be happy with me…and I’d be heckled for a good long while). So, I guess make swaps and such if you’d like, just be sure to cater to your crowd if you’d like for a peaceful event. If you’re making them for yourself, you do you gurl (or boi! I don’t discriminate…or judge…I am a firm believer all peoples should enjoy the magic that is baking)!
Neiman Marcus $250 Cookies
- 1 C Unsalted Butter
- 1 C Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
- 1 C Granulated Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 2 1/2 C Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 C Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 12 Oz Chocolate Chips
- 1 4-Oz Milk Chocolate Bar
- 1 1/2 C Chopped Nuts (I used Roasted Almonds)
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Cream together butter and both sugars, then stir in eggs and vanilla.
- Finely grind oatmeal in a blend or food processor. Combine the oatmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, and soda in a medium bowl, then slowly add it to the wed ingredients. Beat just until combined. Grate chocolate bar using a micro-plane grater and add it in, along with the chocolate chips and nuts to the batter. Mix just to combine (no need to over mix).
- Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls, two inches apart, on a Silpat lined baking sheet/sheet pan. Bake for a total of 10 minutes, being sure to rotate the pan at the 5 minute mark. Cool on cooling racks. Store in airtight containers.
Recipe adapted from: NY Times (Cooking)