I'm back on the chocolate chip cookie hunt. I really want to find someone who can take down City Bakery and Levain. Not that I have anything against them. God, no. But it just seems so obvious that these are the best. Certainly, there are other contenders?
Today, I hit up Petrossian. With its Armenian/French heritage, it seems an unlikely candidate. But they are not kidding around with the American classic.
The edges are nice, thin and crispy. The middle, and it's a giant one, is chocolaty, caramely and nutty—you might as well be eating a Tollhouse pie. And you can taste the eight pounds of butter.
There's no way to eat this monster without getting your fingertips covered in chocolate—the whole bottom of the cookie is melted chocolate, hardened again. And it's high quality, rich as all hell.
I'm normally not into nuts, but I understand why they add pecans: for the faint of heart, they cut the chocolate excess. It may not be the best in the city, but this cookie is no joke.
911 Seventh Ave b/w 57th & 58th