The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies In Chicago

No matter how fancy the desserts in this town get, you can never beat a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Get your glass of milk ready.

? Skillet Cookie at Smoke Daddy ($7)
A giant cookie served warm in a heavy iron skillet? That's a dessert we can really dig into. Throw a scoop of ice cream on top and go to town.

? Dipped Chocolate Chip Butter Cookie at Dinkels ($18.95/pound)
For the true chocolate lover, these rich, buttery cookies come dipped in milk or dark chocolate for extra punch.

? Double Doozie at Sensational Bites ($2.50)
This whoopie pie offers vanilla buttercream icing sandwiched between two soft chocolate chip cookies. In other words, it's practically an entire meal.

? Chocolate Chip Cookie at Senza Cafe ($1)
Who needs wheat? This gluten-free delight, made with sorghum flour, will cure your prejudices and satisfy your sweet tooth.

? Peanut Butter Chip Cookie at Insomnia ($1.35)
What's the only thing better than a warm cookie? A warm cookie filled with peanut butter and chocolate, delivered to your door along with a cold milk chaser.

Chocolate ginger chew at Lovely Bake Shop [Photo: Kailley Lindman]
? Chocolate Ginger Chew at Lovely ($1.25)
A small, spicy cookie that packs a punch of ginger. We like to pretend it helps our digestion–a good thing, considering we can down at least three at a time.

? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough at County BBQ ($2)
Skip the oven and go straight to the source. Here you buy cookie dough by the spoonful. Licking is obligatory.

? Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie at Hot Chocolate ($1)
This cookie combines our two favorite things: bacon and chocolate. Does it get any better than that?