The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lovely chocolate chip cookies available at Croissant Brioche.
Lovely chocolate chip cookies available at Croissant Brioche.
Photo by Joanna O'Leary.

Sometimes, the only cure for a bad day is a warm, sweetly soft, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Here are our ten favorites in the city.

10. French Gourmet Bakery & Cafe

Although I usually favor the chewy chocolate chip cookie, I very much enjoy the cakey texture of the French Gourmet Bakery's version. And every so often, I double up two of the cookies with some vanilla frosting for a delectable sandwich.

9. The Chocolate Bar

Patrons of The Chocolate Bar are often too dazzled by the chocolate-dipped fritos and ginormous layer cakes to pay much mind to the seemingly pedestrian chocolate chip cookies. If, however, you're looking for a (slightly) less expensive treat from The Chocolate Bar, do go for the cookies, which are heavily marbled with ribbons and studded with large chunks of the same high-quality chocolate found in the other desserts.

8. Moeller's

As a general rule, I don't believe in mixing nuts into chocolate chip cookies. Moeller's chocolate chip pecan cookies, however, are more than just fine with me because the nut bits don't overwhelm the chocolate and actually enhance the brown buttery flavor.

7. DaCapo's Pastry Cafe.

You already knew they offer the best egg salad; you may not know they also have amazing BANANA chocolate chip cookies. Don't waste time (and headspace) sprinkling Nestle morsels into your banana loaf and telling yourself "it's still healthy, 'cause it's bread." DaCapo's got you covered.

6. Brown Bag Deli

Two things ensure a wonderful lunch at Brown Bag Deli: (1) Requesting your sandwich "pressed" and (2) buying a chocolate chip cookie for dessert. Each cookie's craggy, slightly crunchy exterior belies a softer interior laden with chocolate chunks. This blend of textures is almost as entertaining as the wise-cracking clerk who made your sandwich.


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