While a package of Chips Ahoy from HEB may be the convenient route to choose when you’re having a chocolate craving, Austin is home to lots of great options for fresh-baked desserts, particularly the humble chocolate chip cookie. Thanks to Kristin Leigh of The Austinot, we now have a checklist of 10 of Austin’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.
With a breakdown of the cookies into the categories of Texture, Size, Components, and “You Should Eat This,” Leigh takes most of the guesswork out of picking the perfect treat. The list includes a few less-than-traditional choices, a vegan and a gluten-free option, and it wouldn’t be a Texas chocolate chip cookie list without at least one pecan-packed cookie.
Though the list is near-perfection, we would also like to add one of our own favorites: The ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookie from Alamo Drafthouse that comes out topped with Amy’s ice cream that smells so incredible, you’ll be posting up that order card in two seconds flat when your neighbor’s arrives.