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Jul 9, 2008 03:13 PM

chocolate chip cookies

Where can you buy the best chocolate chip cookies in Boston/Cambridge? Homemade is not a choice, because of my broken oven.

It seems like a simple dessert to bake, but I've had plenty of dry, tasteless cookies, or ones that were cloyingly sweet.

A great article in today's New York Times says that the better bakeries rest the dough for 36 hours after mixing it, to allow the viscous eggs to fully soak into the flour. Are there any Boston bakeries or restaurants that take that trouble?

If you could eat just one chocolate chip cookie -- must be from an area bakery or store -- before you died, which one would it be?

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  1. Rosie's Bakery. Crispy on the edges, gooey in the center.

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    1. re: mabelm4050

      I'll second Rosie's, it's the best I've had in the area!

    2. quebrada in wellesley has really good chocolate chip cookies when they're fresh.

      1. Believe it or not, I love The Chipyard cookies in Fanueil Hall. Or is it Quincy Market? They have a little stand in one of the side corridors off of the food court. They are small little cookies, made from a traditional recipe. Always really good, i think.

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        1. re: twentyoystahs

          I think the Chipyard cookies are really good, too! The traditional chocolate chip, and the chocolate chocolate chip. And the size is cute. I had a great milk chocolate macadamia nut cookie at Flour last week that was delicious.

          1. re: mcupcake

            I couldn't remember the name of the place and bingo, you said it. The Chipyard. Their cookies are absolutely excellent. They are always warm, fresh and chewy.

          2. re: twentyoystahs

            I love them too. A bit of a rip off since they know the lovely wafts of fresh baked cookies will pull in the tourists, but they are oh so good when you give in to the temptation.

          3. I love Flour's chocolate chip cookies. They are very thin, slightly crispy on the outside, but soft and oozing with melted chocolate chunks on the inside. I also had a chocolate chip and pecan cookie there (might have also had coconut) recently that was deleicious.

            1. Dancing Deer is fab. I think you could get them at Whole Foods.