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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)
                  Clementine's
                  City Bakery

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