My dear friends.
I just returned from a fabulous trip to New York City and Philadelphia. I enjoyed fabulous time with my husband, his family, great food, Broadway shows, Central Park, lots of walking, Independence Hall, the Rocky Statue, The Liberty Bell and um...these freaking amazing cookies!
They are possibly THE BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever experienced/consmed/devoured/ate in MY ENTIRE LIFE!
They were so good in fact that I would say the memory of them outweighs the impact of the delicious and incredible cupcakes I tried on the SAME TRIP. Crazy, right!
Going into this trip, I had never even heard of Levain Bakery or their signature Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie. But our second night we happened to catch an episode of Bobby Flay'sThrowdown where he challenged the owners/bakers of Levain .
No joke, the very next morning Adam and I headed out the door and we made sure that we would only return if we had tried that Levain Bakery cookie. Well, we did.
This thing was everything I had imagined and more.
*ginormous - measuring 6 ounces
*crispy - on the outside
* chewy and ooey-gooey on the inside
* perfectly sweet and not too sweet
* amazingly chocolaty
* melt-in-your-mouth good!
* had amazing balance
* delicious walnuts
and last but not least
...THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE I've had in my ENTIRE LIFE!
I seriously wasn't expecting it to be so good. I didn't think I would eat the whole thing...but I did.
I will forever have a memory of this delicious treat. Eating all 6 ounces of it, laying on my back at a beautiful and shady part of Strawberry Fields in Central Park. Thank you Levain Bakery. Thank you New York City.
(Seriously, this cookie effected both my hub and I that he is now on a new quest to figure out this how to make this cookie at home. He is actually mixing up a batch as I type! :) You should also google Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie recipe or search it in the blogosphere because it is a hot topic!)
(This is only one of the many culinary adventures I had last week! I'm dying to share!)