Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

I spotted a cute little deli for lunch – Wild Sage. But, when we went there  they were out of the white pumpkin soup I spotted on the chalk board sign. Boo. IMG 2551 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

I decided to go next door to the fancy salad bar in the grocery store instead. The highlight of this meal is the Carrot Soufflé (bottom right corner). Ah-mazing. I’m considering recreating if for Thanksgiving!IMG 2542 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

I stole a bite (or two) of Ben’s chorizo empanada. It was really good!IMG 2546 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

He also got the Gaucho sandwich with lamb and chimchurri sauce.IMG 2547 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Then, we headed to the cute little downtown area of Healdsburg.IMG 2552 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

It’s the best, not the worst wurst.IMG 2556 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Finally, we stopped in a few wineries for tastings. Tastings are genius! I’m still trying to figure out what kind of wines I prefer so every time we do a tasting I learn more.IMG 2559 533x800 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Despite my attempts to like more distinguished varieties, my sweet tooth is relentless and I prefer dessert wines. This Kendal Jackson Chard was the jam.IMG 2563 533x800 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Mid-afternoon we need a snack and stopped at the Downtown Bakery and Creamery.IMG 2575 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

The lady at the counter highly recommended the Almond Tart. She said if she could only eat one thing from there forever this would be it. Yep, I can see why.IMG 2573 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

But, I’m not the biggest almond fan so I got a chocolate chip cookie and iced coffee from Flying Goat Coffee.IMG 2577 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

I’ve decided to make it my life’s work to find the world’s best chocolate chip cookie. This wasn’t it – too flat, kind of bland, not enough chips.IMG 2588 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

We drove around before dinner to enjoy the beauty.IMG 2601 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

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While driving I opened up my bag of Chick Pz – a Ferry Building find. IMG 2615 533x800 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

It’s a sweet chickpea snack! Check out the ingredients – IMG 2618 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

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We hit up Healdsburg Bar & Grill for dinner. Since I was denied pumpkin soup earlier I had to get it here. It is a Cream of Pumpkin soup topped with candied pumpkin seeds.IMG 2624 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

And I ordered the Cobb Salad for my entrée…IMG 2628 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

So I would have plenty of room for garlic french fries! These were SUPER garlic-y. I think they tossed them in a garlic oil because they were also super greasy. And delicious.IMG 2630 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

The waiter recommended the Peanut Butter Cup for dessert and I don’t have the ability to turn down sweets so I was nodding my head before he was done with the description.

It is a peanut butter mousse on a chocolate graham cracker crust with homemade whipped cream.IMG 2637 800x533 thumb Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

I’ll see you tomorrow wlEmoticon smile25 Finding the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Comments

  1. Leila says

    I think I’ve found the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! It’s from America’s Test Kitchen and it is absolutely amazing! You need to try it! I live in New York City and one of the most famous chocolate cookie’s here is at Levain Bakery. There cookies are 6 ounces each! I think they’re great, but not as good as the America’s Test Kitchen recipe!

  2. griselda says

    I want everything you ate! Looked delicious!!! :) I hope you lived “in the moment” for the soup…I have to remind myself of that too!

  3. says

    I don’t like mousse, but that peanut butter mousse looks amazing!

    As for chocolate chip cookies… my daughter made some really good ones this weekend. She is becoming quite the baker.

    Cow Chips? LOL. What a name. Not sure I’d want to eat a cookie from there.

  4. says

    If you are ever in NYC you MUST try a huge chocolate chip cookie from City Bakery – preferably the one in SoHo or the East Village. I’m very picky about my CCC’s and this is pretty much the main thing I miss about New York after having moved to LA. Huge choco chunks and the perfect balance of chewy and rich… Ok I’ll stop before I work myself up further.

  5. says

    What a great day of great eats! I want to on vacation with you!

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and there’s a deli that was down the street from my work that made these almost inch thick, buttery, chocolate chip dense cookies that were the best I’ve ever tasted. I miss that place.

  6. says

    I actually just went to a restaurant called Wurst last week and yes it was German inspired :)

    I tweeted you this too, but what makes a good chocolate chip cookie? I have a delicious recipe, but they are FAR from healthy

  7. says

    I have been told on numerous occasions that I make the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I started selling them to pay for my ballet lessons at 10 years old…I am now 29…that’s a lot of practice…Not saying I make the best ones, but I am saying that I will totally make some for you and send them your way if you want? :)

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