Best Chocolate Cookie in NYC (Wait for It . . .)
Nominees now being accepted.
Must be a dark cookie; regular chocolate chip not eligible (though my three nominees all melt chocolate in theirs, giving the cookies chips or chunks).
Baked (Red Hook)
I dare anyone to nominate a cookie with nuts. Or bolts.
Okay, ready for this, best ever... go to Sapa on 24th Street late at night and just hope and pray the pastry chef makes a tray of chocolate chip cookies. If you're lucky, a waiter comes out with a full sheet pan and offers you one, hot or for free! The only thing better is making them at home yourself.
Definitely Levain...followed by a close second City. There's something about that cookie -- -you just cant stop eating them. I hate to say it, but part of the appeal to Levain's cookie is that it appears raw, maybe from all that butter, or maybe it is a raw cookie, or slightly undercooked that gives it that yummy cookie dough quality.
I also enjoy their dark chocolate peanut butter cookie!