You may remember a certain fictitious e-mail regarding Neiman Marcus cookies circulating through e-mail back in the mid 90s. Years ago, I made these cookies and they are delicious, I would like to make them again. But that’s not the point of this post. The point is that Neiman Marcus has a different cookie recipe on their website that is their signature chocolate chip cookie. That was enough to entice me to try it.
We had the ingredients on hand to whip a batch of these up (sadly, only 24 cookies and they went FAST) and we baked them off. The addition of the instant espresso powder is perfect. It is barely detectable when the cookies are warm but develops into a bit of ‘je ne sais quoi’ when they cool.
I think Jason was especially appreciative of these cookies as they were simple chocolate chip cookies. No nuts, nothing else, except for that tiny hint of coffee flavor that just amplifies the chocolatey goodness. I can certainly see why these cookies are the staple chocolate chip cookie for Neiman Marcus’ cafe.