It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, meaning you don't have to have to be covered in blue fur for it to be socially acceptable for you to shovel in these buggers like they're the world's only known antidote to Zika. Here are three incredible cookies that you should try today — or any day, for that matter.
Ming Tsai’s hip Fort Point Asian gastropub Blue Dragon is better known for its small plates and killer cocktail program, but regulars know to stick around after work drinks or dinner for their signature homemade sweet. Rightfully named “The Cookie,” this deep-dish chocolate chip cookie is served out of a cast iron skillet with a grid of drizzled soy caramel and scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s supposedly meant to be shared, but should you not be dining alone, we suggest you order more than one. 324 A St Boston, (617) 338-8585, ming.com/blue-dragon.htm
Easier than chasing the ice cream man, the Cookie Monstah food trucks hunker down around the city to sling overstuffed ice cream sandwiches for several hours daily. The range of combos is seemingly endless (we like the Salty Dog — salted caramel cookies with totally turtle ice cream) but you can’t go wrong with the Classic, two chocolate chunk cookies straddling a lump of vanilla ice cream — especially on today. Check thecookiemonstah.com for current locations.
Anyone who has visited Ana Sortun’s Cambridge bakery Sofra knows it’s easy to go hogwild upon entry — almond-rose cakes, Dukkah crunch doughnuts, Turkish coffee creams! But relax; what you really want/need is one of their puffy chocolate chunk cookies, stuffed with thick, rich shards of Callebaut chocolate from Belgium. They’re small enough that you can eat two, or three, or a half dozen. 1 Belmont St Cambridge, (617) 661-3161, sofrabakery.com.