Here’s a little secret about me: I don’t love cupcakes. Sure, if someone offers me one I’ll take it, and I do get a hankering for them from time to time, but they’re not my all time fave. That distinction belongs to cookies. Cookies are my number one favorite food, xoxo times infinity and beyond.
Yet surprisingly, until lately, I hadn’t found the ultimate best cookie in New York City. Previously, my top three favorite cookies ever (all chocolate chip) were from Sueann’s Bagels (Green Bay, WI, now closed–RIP), Kavarna (Green Bay, WI), and the Eastern Market (Washington, DC). But those are all in the past now because I’ve officially hit the jackpot. The best cookie in NYC (and possibly the world) is at Momofuku Milk Bar.
- Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow (my absolute favorite)
- Blueberry Cream, with dried blueberries and milk crumbs
- Compost, with pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and chocolate chips (crazy intense flavors!)
- Chocolate Chocolate
What’s more, this place has flavored milk. And not just boring vanilla or chocolate, but cereal flavored milk. There is no way they could make this any other way besides actually letting cereal sit in milk and then bottling it. That’s how accurate it is. Outrageous.
While devouring my first box of Momofuku cookies back in March, I was perusing New York Mag’s Best of New York issue. When I arrived at Best Chocolate Chip Cookie, I greedily laughed (as I shoved another Momo cookie in my mouth), because no way in hell was there a better chocolate chip cookie than the one I was currently eating. Ma Peche? I’m so sure. But seeing as this place is only a couple blocks from my office, I decided I’d check it out (for comparison’s sake) when the time came for my Famous Amos afternoon cookie binge. Well, it turns out Ma Peche is part of the Momofuku empire, and now a second Milk Bar resides in midtown. Lord help us all (that would be me, and any civilians that get in my way while I rush over each day during my afternoon sugar crash).
Seriously. These are Grade A, change-your-life cookies. As a bonus treat, here’s recipes for the Compost, and the Cornflake Choco Marshmallow cookies. Enjoy!