Friday, December 23, 2011

NM Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is my last day at work then I am off for the holidays! Yeah!!

When I was looking for recipes for my Christmas baskets, I knew that I had to bake some chocolate chip cookies. Decided to try Neiman Marcus' recipe... mmmmmmmm!!!
I used chocolate chunks instead of chips to make them even better!
I hope these will be enjoyed by all my friends and family!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
from neimanmarcus


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated 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 salt
1-1/2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder (used regular instant coffee)
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (used chocolate chunks)

1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds)
2.Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.
3.In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.
4.Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.
Yield:2 dozen cookies




Maria said...

Nicki, these look amazing! And I have those little dishes, too! Aren't they the cutest? I'll be using mine on Christmas Eve. Anyway, back to the cookies: I knew you were a chocolate chip cookie kinda girl! You don't post too many recipes, but I just knew you'd go first class with the cookies. These are definitely going on the "To Try" list.

Nicki said...

Maria is hitting the egg nog (lol! - she probably popped over from my lame effort of photographing food)- but I have to say I love your presentation of your baked goodies lately and absolutely adore the square dishes. oh, and the chocolate chip cookies look pretty tasty too.

Cindy said...

i am going to just have to make these cookies...i see them all the time and they look great....