So I originally got this recipe from one of our family’s favorite people, Tammi, who doctored up the Neiman Marcus recipe. They are SO fluffy and moist and delicious and the best part is that they are zero calorie (not actually, but we pretend). We’ve gotten to the point where we just always keep these ingredients in the house to whip up whoever we have company, or whenever we just feel like treatin’ ourselves.

Yield: 18-20 cookies


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened (not melted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (I usually do 1/2 cup of dark brown, 1/2 cup of light)
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips*

*This is a super unpopular opinion but I actually like my cookies to be more cookie and less chocolate so I do 1 cup of chocolate chips, but to each their own!!


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a mixer (or bowl with a hand mixer) cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt (ideally you would sift the dry ingredients but our sifter got rusty so I haven’t but they still turn okay)(hint to Car Car that we need a new sifter) and slowly beat into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (for easier clean up) and drop about 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto the sheet about 3 inches apart. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the ball a bit. I usually have to cook multiple batches because the cookies are bigger.

Cook for 18-20 minutes until golden on the edges. Take out and let cool/set.

Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!!

chocolate chip cookies



Hi Carmen!!
Just finished reading through your first ever CarCar website. Seriously? This is like reading your Chtistmas, er I mean New Years letter. I laughed (growing up in girl household should be published nationally!), I cried (sharing your most personal story) and I simply loved it all!! My mouth is watering for cookies, but I don’t want to make them today because I am making my famous red velvet cake on Sunday. Although nothing wrong with a little chocolate overload now and then! 😂
Thank you for inviting me to share your world. I really wish we would see each other on the real world but for now this will have to do.
Love you! Can’t wait for whatever is next!


Hi Abbey,
If my memory serves me, I think I bought that sifter for your mom many years ago. So sorry it has rusted. Let’s go ‘kitchen’ shopping on my next visit!! Love you!!


I make mine with less chips, too!! ;D

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