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chocolate chip cookies

haven't heard anyone mention bristol farm's chocolate chunk cookies -- those are great after 15 sec in the microwave...(their thumbprint cookies are delish too btw)

i also like baking trader joe's chunky chocolate chip cookie dough or classic JUMBO tollhouse dough.

i LOVE the choc chip cookie at the counter...

what other spots would you recommend for the best choc chip cookies in LA?

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  1. I had a great, giant chocolate chip cookie at Square One on Fountain.

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    1. re: sku

      nice i just went to Square One for breakfast -- their french toast is AMAZING.

      Tried out choc chip cookie from Clementine today...moist but too thin for my taste. Reminded me of the cookies I used to get from PARADISE BAKERY...

      I've had the pretzel croissant from CITY BAKERY

      1. re: sku

        just tried the chocolate chip cookie at square one on friday and im totally addicted.
        its huge. probably fifty percent chocolate, fifty percent cookie. i wonder how they do it, its almost like a puff pastry but with chocolate and cookie dough, there are discrete layers of cookie and chocolate. we had to control ourselves to not eat it all, and now were rationing out the remaining morsels until we can get our next fix...

      2. CITY BAKERY's cookies. I wish I could highlight, underscore, and bold that.

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        1. re: chica

          Agree completely. The best I've ever had, ever.

          1. re: chica

            which ones do you like? I went in there today, and had the melted chocolate chip cookie and the regular chocolate chip cookie. the regular chocolate chip was fresh out of the oven.

            I gotta tell you... I think they are just too sweet. And, the texture was just way too soft. No real bite to it at all. I dunno. The melted chocolate chip was a little thicker, perhaps because it was sitting for a few hours. But, the same story with it being too sweet.

            Both cookies were just big sweet bites of chocolate. I couldn't tell when I was eating a chocolate chip or the actual cookie part.

            I will say that they look pretty, and for $2.50 and $3.00, it's not that ridiculously expensive. I was looking for the french toast, but they were out at 3PM.

            I can't think of a place here in LA that has exemplary cookies. LA Desserts has good small chocolate chip cookies, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them. Man, just nothing like the bakeries back east!

            1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

              "Both cookies were just big sweet bites of chocolate..." yeaaaahh?? Sounds good to me!

          2. Diddy Riese in Westwood!

            A little smaller than they used to be, but still 3 for $1.00, or 2 for $1.00 with a half-pint of milk !

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            1. re: jackattack

              i think they raised their prices a smidge (20 cents??) but the best deal anywhere. i mean, where else in los angeles can you buy three things for a dollar? a pack of gum is often more than that...!

                1. re: jackattack

                  Diddy Riese are great. Chocolate chip are good. Their other cookies are also really good, snikerdoodles, white chocolate w/macadamian nuts. Yum. Of course getting two as an ice cream sandwich (for $1!) is extra indulgent. There's always a line (but it move quickly) and be prepared to place your order and pay when you get to the counter- they really keep you moving. I believe they are cash only. Don't waste money on their day-old cookie deals. Ditty Riese are best the first day.

                2. Chocolate chip cookies...

                  The Ivy (or L.A. Desserts at The Ivy)
                  City Bakery

                  1. love clementine's chocolate chip cookies!! mmmm-azzing

                    1. I forgot to mention, Hotel Bel Air and Whist at the Viceroy offer fresh, hot chocolate chip cookies. The ones at Bel Air come with a plate of different cookies, but you can request only chocolate chip.

                      1. This is gonna sound crazy, and I don't know where else this is true, but in the Commons in Calabasas, the Barnes and Noble has a cafe partnered with Starbucks. They serve some drinks and sweets, and a few savory items, but they have these triple chocolate chip cookies, and Reese's peanut butter cookies that are soft, chewy, gooey, and sinful... even better heated just a tad as they do for you. I really like the peanut butter, and I don't usually go for pb cookies, but these... chocolate chips, peanut butter cup pieces... and what's really great about both cookies' doughs is the slight saltiness they have which counterracts perfectly the sweetness of the chips and cups.

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                        1. re: Emme

                          The B&N Chocolate Chunk Cookies are indeed amazing!!! They are chewy, yet slightly crunchy on the outside, and slightly warm. They are just perfect. The interesting thing is that these are NOT Starbucks cookies. The Starbucks version of this cookie are totally different, and pretty boring--not that tasty.

                          1. re: starbucks

                            I also love the cookies at the cafe at Barnes and Noble. I had the Chocolate Toffee cookie a few days ago and it was soft and chewy with crispy shards of toffee on top. I had the Reese's one today and it was also really good.

                        2. Leda's Bakery in Sherman Oaks has grand chocolate chip cookies,as well as quite a few others, cush as yummy macaroons and more!

                          1. Hmmm.... a topic that I know far too much about.

                            1. "Surprisingly excellent cookie, despite the fact that it has icing on it": Champagne Bakery on Sawtelle.

                            2. "Sometimes a good cookie, especially if you crave top-quality dark chocolate chunks in your cookie (and a lot of it)": Il Grano's little sister cafe on SM Blvd (Bottega something?).

                            3. "Crunchy, nut-ridden, burnt-butter tasting hard biscuit cookie (good with milk)": that bakery across the street from The Wine House on Cotner.

                            4. "Excellent, crunchy, addicting, bite-sized, guilt-inducing premium supermarket cookie": The World's Best Choc. Chip Cookie, or something like that... "seemingly" expensive ($7 or so a box) but cheap when you really think about how much individual cookies cost these days.

                            5. "Guilty pleasure, burnt-butter soaked wafer disk with barely enough flour to justify an obligatory glass of milk as accompaniment cookie": Le Pain Quotidian.

                            6. "Under-cooked, batter-tasting, gooey, it'll-take-three-before-you-relaize-they're-not-good cookie (despite the general excellence of all other baked goods here)": The City Bakery.

                            7. "tasty, unassuming, old-fashioned Toll House cookies that they may or may not sell to you": NY Bagel in Brentwood.

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                            1. re: Fidelixi

                              I just love the chocolate chip cookies at Le Pain Quotidian, but I recommend going and getting one (or more) to go, as I remember them (as well as the other things) being more expensive if you eat them there--and they're fairly pricy to begin with.

                            2. la maison du pain.
                              pico, just east of hauser.
                              call before you go to make sure they have them in stock
                              5373 West Pico Boulevard

                              Los Angeles, California 90019

                              323 934-5858 T