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Where do you go for your favorite cookie?

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  1. Dessert Truck on Clinton has great cookies.

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    1. re: bigalz

      Levain for chocolate chip
      Milk bar for the corn cookie (no seriously, my favorite cookie, possibly of all time)

    2. My two favorite places for cookies are:

      1) Levain for the chocolate chip cookie; and

      2) Milk Bar for the compost cookie.

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      1. Levain for the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
        Jacques Torres and City Bakery for Chocolate Chip
        William Greenberg for Red Velvet Black and Whites

        1. Ditto Levain. Chocolate chip walnut cookie is the best I've ever had.

          1. I go to Bouchon Bakery for their TKO (Thomas Keller Oreo, made with dark chocolate shortbread and white chocolate ganache) and Silver Moon Bakery for their chocolate chip cookie.

            1. Bouchon Bakery - the peanut butter and jelly macaron. I had it Sunday for the first time and it was fantastic.
              city bakery/Bird Bath Bakery has a great chocolate chip cookie.

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              1. re: adido

                I second the city bakery/Bird Bath Bakery chocolate chip cookie.

                1. re: adido

                  I second the peanut butter and jelly macaron

                2. Ginger cookie from Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Cafe on 40th St.

                  1. i like the mass produced Tate's formerly Kathleen's chocolate chip cookies

                      1. I too hit Bouchon, but for their Lizer's. OH. SO. GOOD.

                        1. The black & white at Junior's. It outshines the cheesecake.

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                          1. re: rifkind81

                            Hm… I had that once at Grand Central, but it was too dry to my liking. Not sure where else to find a good B&W cookie.

                                1. re: calf

                                  Finger's crossed, but not too tightly to stop the circulation... Leske's on 5th Ave. after their impending; any day now, reopening (under new "supposed" loving and respectful of the tradition ownership).

                                  ab

                                2. re: rifkind81

                                  A few threads exist on black and whites. Juniors and the vaunted Wm. Greenbergs have faded with the introduction of ingredients allowing for shipping and longer shelf life. All the other known ones are tasting more treakly by the year as well. The day of the fresh, authentic tasting black and white is probably gone. Like the jelly doughnut. Like the onion roll. Like a lot of baked goods we grew up with.

                                  1. re: addictedtolunch

                                    Clearly I must book a lunch at Eleven Madison Park this month. Just for their Black and White Cookie.

                                    1. re: calf

                                      EMP also ends their meal with Eucalyptus Oil infused toothpicks that are the highlight of the repast. < I don't believe me!

                                      ab

                                3. For those of you who like a soft/gooey inside paired with a crispier/crunchier outside, I am a huge fan of the chocolate chunk cookie at Dominique Ansel. I adore basically everything there and always passed over the cookie in favor of the almond croissant, DKA, or more elaborate pastries, but this is a mighty fine cookie.

                                  1. my favorites have been named:

                                    1. Corn cookie at Milk Bar
                                    2. Chocolate chip walnut at Levain
                                    3. TKO at Bouchon

                                    not in that order.

                                    1. I realize the question asks for a "favorite" cookie, but audacity aside; all earlier responses are incorrect. The correct answer is...

                                      ...the Maple Cookie at Good N Plenty To Go.

                                      A "cakey" cookie with a creamy; beautifully overly sweet authentic maple frosting which is intentionally tempered by the minimally sweetened "cakey" part of the "cakey" cookie below the hand swirled maple cap. The balance of sweet & not is art. The meat of the cookie is studded with precisely the correct amount of large walnut pieces.

                                      Perfection > particularly with a cup of hot coffee frothed with steamed milk.

                                      Tuesdays only > and sometimes; not even then < for me this adds an additional level of excellence: the intrigue, the anticipation of... will there be or won't there be. < That IS the question! < Apologies to Mr. Shakespare who's legendary love for food inspired the name for The Hamburger Shack < I made that up. Certainly more exciting then buying a piece of paper and scratching. Or scratching any itch for that matter.

                                      ab

                                      P.S. With a glass of ice cold milk > their Chocolate Chip Cookie with Dried Cherries is also singularly outstanding.

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                                      1. re: allenbank

                                        IMPORTANT "relatively speaking of course" NOTIFICATION...

                                        Good N Plenty To Go has up and gone! An end of an era.

                                        An end to my beloved Maple Cookies... Oh The Horror!

                                        R.I.P. G. N P. > the lesson > enjoy what you can, while you can; because tomorrow is just a possibility.

                                        ab

                                      2. I have to order mine. "The Gothamista" makes the most incredible chocolate chip/salted caramel cookie that I've ever tasted. It's ridiculous.
                                        http://gothamista.com/cookies/

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                                        1. re: LeahBaila

                                          Are the cookies available for purchase? The salted caramel cookie looks delicious.

                                          1. re: ellenost

                                            They are! You need to reach her via email, and she takes orders - and hand delivers! They're seriously TO DIE FOR: liz@gothamista.com.

                                            1. re: LeahBaila

                                              Thanks! May have to break my diet for these :-).

                                              1. re: ellenost

                                                Don't worry, it's high energy food.

                                                1. re: tpigeon

                                                  Seriously. They're worth every damn calorie! : )

                                        2. Veniero's on 11th street near 1st avenue, hands down.

                                          Favorites are their pignoli cookies and the rainbow-marzipan-with-chocolate,

                                          OMG! HOORAY!
                                          I just checked their site and they will ship those cookies anywhere.
                                          I live in SF now and guess what I'm getting myself for Christmas?

                                          Thanks for posing this question!

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                                          1. re: pauliface

                                            I'm a huge fan of Veniero's pignoli cookie, I've never found a cookie that is it's equal, although I must admit I love the momofuku milk bar compost cookie.

                                            If you google veniero's + pignoli they have their recipe online somewhere, the recipe for the cookies is very simple. I'm going to be making a batch for Xmas since I just moved to Texas and no longer live 3 blocks away from Venieros.

                                            1. re: alkonost

                                              Thanks! I hope I can find that recipe! I may very well try it out for Xmas this year!

                                          2. Olive cookie at Abraco. I too am a fan of the chocolate chip cookie at City/Birdbath.