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Cookie Monsters

Our favorite chocolate chip cookies in L.A.

Pour a glass of milk and get excited. Here are ten wonderful takes on the most classic of desserts: the good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie.

Nancy's Favorite Cookie at Short Cake ($2)
Made from Nancy Silverton's personal recipe, this cookie--studded with huge chunks of TCHO chocolate and hinted with vanilla—is a taste of pure Americana.

Salty Chocolate Chip Cookie at Quenelle ($2.75)
Former Lukshon pastry chef Jason Park accentuates his cookie with a light sprinkling of sea salt. They're also as big as a compact disc (if you remember those).

Chocolate Chip Cookie at Proof Bakery ($2)
If you love dark chocolate, then this Atwater Village treat is your jam: There's a huge chocolaty pocket in the cookie's center and the outside is a perfect balance between crispy and chewy.

Chocolate Chip Cookie at Diddy Riese (3 for $1) The only thing better than a couple of fresh-from-the-oven cookies at this Westwood institution? A scoop of vanilla ice cream between them.

Chocolate Chip Rye Cookie at Sycamore Kitchen ($2)
Rye flour and a drizzle of honey give this rustic baked good a hearty edge. Spoiler alert: It's still super delicious.

Chocolate Chip Cookie at Tavern ($2)
Would you expect anything less than perfection from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne? These crunchy, toffee-like cookies have the deepest, richest flavor in town.

Durango Cookie at Valerie Confections ($2.25)
Studded with milk chocolate chips, roasted almonds, cocoa nibs and hickory smoked salt, Valerie Gordon's signature cookies are as unique as they are tasty.

Chocolate Chip Cookie at Ramekin ($2.50)
These purposely under-baked cookies--heated in the oven just before serving--are little rounds of gooey joy. You're gonna need a fork.

Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookie at Stella Barra ($3)
Chef Jeff Mahin may be known for his pizza, but his built-for-two cookies are phenomenal. Look for variations topped with walnuts, marshmallows or candied bacon.

Chocolate Chip Cookie at Huckleberry ($2.50)
Soft and cakey, this is the dream cookie of your childhood. Even better? They double up on the chunks of Valrhona chocolate.

Short Cake 6333 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles CA 90036 323-761-7976 Quenelle 2214 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91506 818-843-1035 Proof Bakery 3156 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90039 323-664-8633 Diddy Reise 926 Broxton Ave. Los Angeles CA 90024 310-208-0448 Sycamore Kitchen 143 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles CA 90036 323-939-0151 Tavern 11648 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90049 310-806-6464 Valerie Confections 3360 W. 1st St. Los Angeles CA 90004 213-739-8149 Ramekin 1726 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles CA 90027 323-667-9627 Stella Barra 6372 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90028 323-301-4001 Huckleberry 1014 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica CA 90401 310-451-2311

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