Friday, November 19, 2010

A good chocolate chip cookie is hard to find

Not so much in New York as in Paris.

This, I was reminded after annihilating a chocolate chip cookie from Birdbath last week. The stacks of deliciousness beckoned to me from the sidewalk, and I, dutifully, went inside for one.

There is something about the gritty-sweet combination of the butter and sugar. The simultaneous texture of crisp and chewy. The studs of dark chocolate. Birdbath’s cookies make my heart sing.

For a year and a half, I’ve been trying to find a replacement fix in Paris. So far, no luck. Eric Kayser is as close as I’ve come.

I know, I know—it looks quite delicious, right?

All those melty pieces of chocolate and the golden, crackling surface?

Looks are deceiving. Or maybe it’s just that I know better. While Paris is gunning to take the torch from New York for cupcake mania, no one has is onto chocolate chip cookies. Yet.


"All things French" said...

What can I say but YUM !! I want one to dunk in my coffee. Great eatable pics.
Dianne xx

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I agree with Dianne...these shots are very "eatable." Those choc chunks are looking super good right now.

a Broad said...

For most good things, chocolate-y and butter-y, I now have to depend on Myself.
My bakery can still make Toll House Cookies.
I have yet to find a cookie here that is acceptable to my cookie taste buds.
It is just a good thing that I can get all the Chocolate/Dulce de Leche Ice Cream I want at any given time of the day or night. :)

ParisBreakfasts said...

Trop americain toi...
But then I don't love choc chip cookies so I should not point a finger...try Petrossian's next time in NYC
And the chocolate cherry on Prince street at..I forget.
Admittedly a diversion but major YUM!

Violette Crumble said...

Ooh la la! Looks just like the City Bakery c.c. cookie. My personal favorite.

Fiona @ EdibleSociety said...

I know what you mean about the Eric Kayser cookies. I took a shot a recreating them using one of his recipes here - Salty Sweet Cookies Noir at Eric Kayser.

The window display at Blackbird looks lovely - thanks for the tip, will check it out next time I'm in NYC!