Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie from Levain Bakery
If cookies are life to you, then forget the rest: the chocolate chip walnut cookie ($4) from Levain Bakery is the best money can buy. This 6 0unce (!) cookie's outer edges are crispy, and the semi-sweet chocolate chips melt in your mouth. Even better, a lot of the time you can get the cookies straight off the baking tray so they're still warm. The center is not only soft but gooey, a Levain trademark that I have yet been able to replicate in my kitchen. The big chunks of walnuts that stud the cookie compliment the chocolate so well, you'll have trouble sharing this one.
Levain Bakery: 167 West 74th St, New York, NY, 10023 & 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY, 10026.