I’m just going to go ahead and say it – Levain Bakery’s chocolate chip cookies are the best I’ve had. Ever. I mean, look at the ratio of gooey chocolate to dough in that picture. Is there really any debate?
“Chocolate chip cookie” is a loose term often used to describe anything from bland dough with a morsel wedged in…somewhere, to the work of art that is the Levain cookie. Weighty, dense yet airy, and chock-full of walnuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or raisins, a Levain cookie can be a meal, a late night binge, a hearty breakfast if you will. I sampled the oatmeal raisin:
as well as the chocolate chip walnut, which I lovingly cross-sectioned in the first picture.
These cookies are not to be taken lightly. They are heavy and rich – you can almost taste the butter in each bite. I ate a whole one by myself (keep in mind, I think they must weigh about a half pound each). My stomach might have hated me, but I had no regrets. Put another Levain cookie in front of me, and I’ll devour it again in a heartbeat.
You need to try these cookies!
167 West 74th St. (off Amsterdam)