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Feb 24, 2008 02:22 PM

Commercial chocolate chip cookies -- my current fave

I found a brand at the local health food store, and they're really good. Brent & Sam's. They're crisp, but real; seems like real butter and unbleached flour in there. Better than any supermarket variety I know.

Not the fakey low-fat health food type cookie, just really good quality.

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  1. i can't vouch for them myself because i've never tried them, but i have several friends who swear by "uncle eddie's" vegan chocolate chip cookies. oh, and none of them are vegans, and the nutritional value of the cookies is far from low-fat health food.

    1. try the brent & sam's key lime white chocolate chip flavor... stellar.

      if i'm gonna indulge, i love a good Costco choc chip nuked in the micro for 10-15 seconds til warm and gooey... frankly, all of their cookie flavors are awesome.

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      1. re: Emme

        I love Costco cookies from the bakery section too. But have you seen how much "hydrogenated oils" are listed in the ingredients? Every time I try to eat one now I think of the trans-fats :-(

        1. re: tigerd

          if i'm indulging in cookies like that, im more focused on the fact that my gluten intolerance is going to produce undesirable responses... the trans-fats are the least of my worries, but thankfully, i oh so rarely ever get to ingest them in that ooey gooey manner.

      2. All Brent & Sams cookies are made in Little Rock, AR and are some of the best "store bought" cookies you can buy. Years ago, you could only find them in gourmet stores around town but now they've hit the big time and they are available nationally. It is a "homeade cookie" recipe though.

        1. Have you tried the Trader Joe's ones in the tub? They are a little crumbly, kinda remind me of Mother's "angel chocolate chip" (rip). They are really buttery with a LOT of tiny chocolate chips.

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          1. re: Oh Robin

            I really love those. Buttery + chocolatey = good. The best packaged chocolate chip cookie I ever had was Van de Kamps (RIP). Those and their Dutch Girl cookies were a couple of the best cookies I've ever had.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              Van de Kamp's are the best. I miss the assortment pack that had the pink shortbread, etc. But I do still get to enjoy those milky chocolate mini donuts!

          2. Sorry if this answer makes me seem like a junk food junkie, but I love Famous Amos, especially the bite-size ones. That's a great cookie, with a perfect balance of sweet, salt, chocolate and nuts. Perfect crunch too.

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            1. re: HSBSteveM

              I have to agree. Famous Amos rules! I like my chocolate chip cookies crunchy.

              1. re: puppymomma

                when i was a kid i used to buy a bag of famous amos at the corner deli every tuesday & thursday as a snack before hebrew school. i can't believe i remembered that!

                the brand of choice in our house was chips ahoy, but only because my mom bought them for my dad & brother. i preferred famous amos...or when i wanted soft ones, freihofer's.

                and in high school, they always sold those 3-packs of linden's chocolate chip cookies. i loved the crisp-chewy texture, but as i recall they always tasted a tiny bit stale.

                i can't recall a single chocolate chip cookie i've tried in recent years - either commercial OR homemade - that even comes close to the gluten-free ones my friend makes with pure irish butter, organic sugar, callebaut chocolate and espresso. they're so obscenely good they should be illegal. she's trying to get them on the market, and if she manages to, i can promise they'll be everyone's favorite.