These million dollar cookies are everything you could possibly want in a chocolate chip cookie! This Million Dollar Cookies Recipe makes cookies that are chewy, buttery, rich and delicious, and will quickly become one of your family's favorite cookie recipes!
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Why you will love our Million Dollar Cookies Recipe
The secret to our million dollar cookie recipe is the brown butter and dark brown sugar. This was inspired by our best chocolate chip cookies recipe that we shared years ago on this site, and pairs well with these Peanut Butter Chocolate bars for your dessert table.
I must have been living under a rock, because I had never heard about the whole "Million Dollar Cookie" thing at Neiman Marcus Cafe until very recently. The Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie is a variation of a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe using ground oatmeal, nuts and a grated chocolate bar.
I that this ingredient combination sounds just a little bit familiar, am I right? A certain famous hotel has a similar recipe - the Hilton Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie!
I recall when we heard news that the Doubletree Hotel was releasing their famous chocolate chip cookie recipe during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. We were all SO excited!
As legend has it, a woman once paid almost $300 for the recipe for the chocolate chip cookies at the cafe. However, I think that this version of those famous million dollar chocolate chip cookies is probably every bit as good!
Are you looking for other Cookie Recipes?
Are you a cookie lover and always looking for other cookie recipes like this Million Dollar Cookies Neiman Marcus kind of sort of copycat?
One of my favorite things to bake is cookies, so I share lots of cookie recipes on the blog! I think that you should try these other delicious homemade cookie recipes:
How to Make our Million Dollar Cookies
Million Dollar Cookies are a delicious and decadent treat that will leave you wanting more! Made with butter, sugar, eggs, and flour, these chewy, buttery cookies are sure to become your new favorite.
Whether you are baking for a special occasion or just looking for a delicious cookie recipe to try, this Million Dollar Cookies recipe is sure to hit the spot. Read on to get the recipe and start baking!
Here are the needed Ingredients For Million Dollar Cookies
Before you begin to gather together your ingredients for our Million Dollar Cookies, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Now get ready to make what will quickly become one of your family favorites when it comes to homemade cookie recipes!
- Unsalted butter - I always recommend using unsalted butter in baking because using salted butter adds unnecessary salt to the recipe
- Dark brown sugar - Make sure this is DARK brown sugar, not light brown sugar. There will be a difference in the cookie if you use the wrong kine
- Granulated sugar - just plain white sugar
- Eggs AND Egg yolks - you will need whole eggs as well as egg yolks for this cookie recipe
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Chocolate chunks - You can replace the chocolate chunks with chocolate chips if you have to, but it will change the end result
Keep in mind, all of the exact ingredient amounts that you will need to make our million dollar chocolate cookies are in the printable recipe card below.
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Directions for How To Make million dollar cookies
We are going to first preheat our oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Hint: As our million dollar cookie recipes has a ton of butter, please do NOT grease your cookie sheet.
The most important part of making our Million Dollar Cookies is the browning of the butter. Take your time and pay close attention, as we want BROWN butter in this cookie recipe, and not BURNT butter.
Place your unsalted butter into a skillet or saucepan and heat it over medium heat.
Continue to whisk for about 5 to 6 minutes until the butter browns. You will see brown bits begin to form and then the butter will turn brown in color.
Whisk the butter frequently and cook it until it becomes a slightly brown butter. The butter will melt, bubble and froth and "puff up" in the pan.
Once your butter reaches the brown color, immediately remove it from heat and let it stand to cool for 5 minutes.
Add cooled brown butter, the dark brown sugar and the granulated sugar to a large mixing bowl and whisk well.
In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the all purpose flour, salt and 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda. Mix the dry ingredients together well.
Lastly, gently fold in the chocolate chunks.
Whisk in the eggs and egg yolks one at at time.
Gently pour the flour mixture to the large bowl containing the sugar and butter and mix it well until the cookie dough is thoroughly combined.
Using a 2 tablespoon portion cookie scoop, scoop your cookie dough into 48 rounds, and place them onto a cookie sheet. Refrigerate your uncooked cookie dough for about 30 minutes.
Depending on the size of your sheet, add 6-8 cookie dough balls to the baking sheet and bake for 14 minutes. Remove your cookies from the oven and let them stand to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
Our million dollar cookies recipe makes 48 cookies.
Equipment that you will need to make these cookies
Let's talk about the equipment we are going to use to make our million dollar cookies, shall we? You are going to need a few things to make sure that your cookies turn out perfectly! If you do not have these essential kitchen supplies, you can get them all on Amazon for a pretty affordable price.
Substitutions and Variations for our Million Dollar Cookies
There are plenty of ways to swtich up these million dollar cookies. While our home recipes are more accurately made if you follow our recipe to a t, as long as you do not stray too far from the original, everything should be okay.
- Even more chocolate - while the star of the show is really the browned butter, dark brown sugar, and chocolate chips, you can add ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips to make it even more chocolaty. You can add in regular sized chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips!
- Deluxe - you can add sprinkles to the cookie dough to give it some pizzaz!
You might also want to check out our Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on my website! Alternately, if you really just want a plain old sugar cookie, this White Chocolate Sugar cookie Bites recipe is really pretty easy to make and a lot of fun!
How to Store your Million Dollar Cookies
You can store your cooked million dollar cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. You can also extend their shelf life, so to speak, by putting that airtight container in the fridge!
If you want to freeze these cookies, make sure that they are in an airtight, sealed cling wrap and aluminum foil and they should keep for up to a month. Just make sure that you defrost them all the way before serving. Those chocolate chunks will definitely do damage to your teeth if you bite into them while they are still frozen!
Top tip for the best million dollar cookies
The most important part of this recipe for million dollar cookies is the browned butter. Make sure that you use unsalted butter and keep a very close eye on the butter as it cooks! If your butter burns, just throw it out and start over. It will completely ruin the taste of the cookies if the butter is burned and not actually just lightly browned.
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If you have loved this recipe for these Million Dollar Cookies, then I hope that you will take a moment to check out some of our other amazing and delicious sweet treat recipes! If there is one thing that everyone knows about me, it is that I hate cooking, but I REALLY LOVE BAKING!
We have spent a lot of time over the years coming up with all sorts of sweet treat and dessert recipes for you, so let us know if there are any tried and true favorite dessert recipes that you have tried and loved!
Check out some of our Blondies, Brownies and Bars Recipes!
As much as we love cookies here at The Rebel Chick, we also love to eat brownies, blondies and bars! Blondies are bars are really just square cookies, am I right? These are a few of my favorite blondies, brownies and bars recipes:
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Sometimes it is just easier to go off a recipe when it is printed right in front of you. Who wants to swipe their screen on their phone or tablet when their hands are greasy? So I love offering this option as well!
Million Dollar Cookies
- Place butter into a skillet or saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk frequently and heat to make brown butter. The butter will melt, bubble and froth and "puff up" in the pan. Continue to whisk, about 5-6 minutes until butter browns. You will see brown bits begin to form and then the butter will turn brown in color.
- Remove from heat and let stand to cool for five minutes.
- Add cooled butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar to a bowl and whisk well. Whisk in eggs.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Gently add flour mixture to sugar and butter and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chunks.
- Using a 2 tablespoon portion scoop, scoop dough into 48 rounds, and place onto a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Depending on the size of your sheet, add 6-8 cookie dough balls to the baking sheet and bake for 14 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let stand to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
FAQs for baking our Million Dollar Cookies Recipe
We have gotten into the habit of lining a baking sheet when making cookies for a very good reason! Not only will the parchment paper help your cookies bake more evenly, but the nonstick quality of parchment paper also helps your cookies to prevent them from cracking or breaking when lifting them off the sheet.
There are just SO MANY different brands of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks on the market. While some people prefer the tried and true Nestle Tollhouse brand of chocolate chips, and some prefer lower sugar options like Enjoy Life chocolate chips - does it really matter? It does actually matter! When you are making a dessert recipe, try to use a brand of chocolate chips that are semi-sweet or bittersweet for the best taste. A lot of store brand or no name brands of chocolate chips are mostly filler ingredients and you can really taste the difference in the finished product of your baking recipe.