Fact or Fiction – Copycat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies. Soft, chocolaty and delicious! These Copycat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies are probably the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had (and I didn’t have to pay $250 for the recipe!) Regardless…they are amazing!

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The best Copycat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Copycat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

You may have heard the story where a woman was at Neiman Marcus for lunch and had their amazing chocolate chip cookies. She asked the waitress for the recipe and she was told that it would cost her “two-fifty”.

Well, $2.50 seemed reasonable for a recipe, so she said okay. When she got her credit card bill, she was charged $250 and they would not refund her – so now she has made it her mission to spread the recipe to all ends of the earth to get her money’s worth.

Neiman’s has responded that this story is no more than an urban legend and there is no truth to it.

So the other day, me and some girlfriends went out to celebrate our friends birthday and we had a wonderful lunch at Neiman Marcus – it really was wonderful – such a special place to celebrate a special occasion.

So this story came up and we HAD to order the cookies – OMG, let me tell you, they really are crazy good – I know why people everywhere are trying to copycat them.

My girlfriend, Erica, and I decided we had to try this – we had to try to make copycat Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies! Erica is one of my best cooking buddies – she taught me to make Grandma Gail’s Ice Cream Cake and the very loved Left Over Candy Cookie Skillet (biggest problem here is whoever has candy left over!)

So Erica and her adorable son, Brandon (who was off of school) came over and we got to work. Let me tell you, we nailed it! These cookies were amazing and the best news is that I have a new cookie tester – Brandon owned that job!!!

Copycat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Copycat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serves — 24
Soft, chocolaty and delicious! These Copycat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies are probably the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had (and I didn't have to pay $250 for the recipe!)
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 cup butter take out about 30 minute before to let it warm up
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar well packed!
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 ½ cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Hershey chocolate bars grated or approx. 4 ounces of any type of chocolate
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease your cookie sheet.
  • Blend oats into a fine powder (I used a blender, but a food processor will work too!)
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and both sugars.
  • Beat in one egg in at a time and then add the vanilla.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Slowly add this to the large bowl and beat until combined.
  • Stir in grated chocolate, chocolate chips and optional walnuts.
  • Drop heaping teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes (all ovens cook differently, you will want to remove them when the edges begin to brown)

Nutrition Info

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.4mg

Copy Cat Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. Love the recipe and makes a healthier alternative w added oatmeal with our treats. I’m an avid baker and tried this recipe as you have noted. I found, for our likes, baked at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes yielded a tender center yet crisp edge and was perfection. If you do prefer a crisp cookie, I would stick with your suggested temp of 375 degrees.
    My twin girls are very happy 😊

  2. Coincidentally, I have been holding on to this recipe since the nineties, and finally made them this week….I think they were good, but exceedingly sweet. I was thinking of changing the grated milk chocolate bar to something less sweet to see what that would be like…..but all in all it is a solid chocolate chip cookie recipe….and one worth giving a try…..

  3. You don’t need to copycat the recipe. Just go to the Neiman Marcus website and they have the recipe sitting right there for you to use.

  4. Thank you so much for this recipe. I made these and took them to work….one of my collegues ate FIVE! They were a hug success and I’ve made them over and over and they are always perfect. The main hint I can give you is to let them sit in the tray for about 10 mins after taking them out of the oven. They are simp,y the best! Thank you again.