Chocolate Chip Cookie
- ipsedixit Jun 10, 2011 08:12 PM
No doubt this has been discussed before, but I'd like to get the current pulse of where Chowhounds go for their favorite chocolate chip cookie.
Whether it's old school basic chocolate chip, or fusion-y with added flavors, or with nuts, or whatever, as long as it is a chocolate chip cookie of some sort.
I think my current favorite might be Bakelab in Inglewood. http://thebakelab.com/ It's this perfectly chewy cookie where the center is gooey, like being soft and al dente simultaneously, but the cookie itself has a nice crusty -- almost crunchy -- edge to it, so that if you have to think twice about biting into it if you've got loose dentures.
And what's also nice about it is that it's not too sweet. Oh sure, it's sweet in the sense that it's still a cookie and a dessert cookie at that. But it's not ickly sweet, like a Diddy Reese cookie. It's a nice restrained sweetness where you can actually taste the darn chocolate. Imagine that, a chocolate chip cookie where you can actually taste the chocolate.
What about you? Where do you go to get your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie?
I like Julienne;s in San Marino. Lots of nuts and chocolate chips. Crispy and big, also a little pricey but well worth it. Also have lots of other flavors.
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The Larder at Tavern in Brentwood offers 3 delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies.
3. No chocolate chips.
I love them all, but somehow, that chocolate chip-free cookie tastes great and your kid or grandkid isn't a mess afterwards:) It's not a sugar cookie. It really is a chocolate chip cookie before you add the chocolate and it is so-o- good.
OK, I know they are mass-produced and way underbaked. They are on the soft side and are quite mediocre. But they don't skimp on the chocolate and they are big and three for a buck! Yes, the lines have gotten ridiculous (though they might decrease now that UCLA is out) but they move fast. Yes, I speak of the famous or infamous Diddy Riesse. Note, if you put the cookies in the freezer, they crisp up.
didn't find them addicting.
spit out the first mouthful.
never went back.
on the other hand, the orange empanadas that you can get practically next door at La Galleta, which are stuffed with orange marmalade, are, imho, well worth the calories.
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