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Mar 3, 2014 05:49 AM

Favorite chocolate chip cookies from an LA area bakery?

I'm visiting LA and would love to hear raves on great bakeries whose chocolate chip cookies you crave. (West LA, Pasadena area or Valley... Even OC as I am roving)

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  1. If you haven't tried the CCC's from Stella Barra I would say they ought to be on your short list for the Oscar (sorry...but they were on my mind for some reason).

    1. Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock has amazing house made chocolate chip cookies…Very large, and very thin.

      1. Clementine makes a good chocolate chip cookie.

        Tavern is also quite good. I adore the fact that you can order them crispy or chewy.

        1. I'm generally biased towards my own homemade version, but I also really like the ccc's at Farmshop in Brentwood.

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          1. re: cookie monster

            Will you please give me your recipe? I just made some and they kind of sucked :(

            1. re: schrutefarms

              This may belong on the home cooking board, but here goes. My "recipe" is more of a riff on the back of the Nestle Toll House morsels bag. Use more brown sugar and less white sugar. Make sure the butter is really at room temperature, and cream the butter and sugars very well before adding anything else. Use the best quality semi-sweet or bitersweet chocolate chunks / chips / discs you can get your hands on (i.e. not the Toll House ones - sorry Nestle), and add about 25% more than the amount the recipe calls for. Key tip, c/o the Jacques Torres CCC recipe in the NY Times - wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24-72 hours (longer is better) before scooping and baking. Speaking of scooping, bigger is better, if you like crunchy caramelized edges and softer middles, which I do. Bake for about a minute less than you think should.

              1. re: cookie monster

                Thanks-I'm going to try it out this week!!

          2. La Provance on Olympic and Lapeer - AMAZE balls!!!!