A long time ago my friend Lucy shared with me the Neiman-Marcus chocolate chip cookie recipe. Once I started baking these cookies they became quite popular with friends and family. I particularly remember that every time I was going to bake these cookies back home in La Victoria, Venezuela, my friend Roberto would come over to offer his valuable “quality-control expertise”, making sure every batch was as good as the previous one. Such a huge sacrifice for the perfect chocolate chip cookie! 😉
This is an updated version of that recipe found on the Neiman-Marcus website.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 + 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 + 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
1 + 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients except the instant coffee powder and chocolate chips, beat into the butter mixture and stir to combine well. Add the instant coffee powder and chocolate chips and stir to combine. Scoop the mix onto a previously greased baking pan using a teaspoon and bake for about 20 minutes.
If by any chance you forget what goes with what and you end up mixing the butter with the egg or something like that (which happened to me once) don’t panic, simply put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with your hands until everything is combined, the cookies will be just as delicious!