National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is Thursday, August 4! Need an excuse to enjoy a chocolate chip cookie? This is your chance!
Whether you like your cookies crunchy or chewy, with dark or milk chocolate chips, homemade, bakery, or store-bought (nah), make sure you enjoy a cookie in honor of this sweet day! Check out some great options for chocolate chip cookies, as well as a special recipe for Fox in the Snow’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies to make at home (or stop by a location to get one or three!)
Where to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
It’s simple…enjoy a cookie or three! We aren’t judging! We gathered a list of some of the best chocolate chip cookies in Columbus,
Northstar Cafe: Grab a chocolate chip cookie to go, or enjoy on the patio where available! Various locations.
Chocolate Cafe: How does a jumbo triple chocolate chip cookie sound? Pretty good to me! You can also get milk and cookies, or chocolate chunk cookie ice cream sandwich. 1855 Northwest Blvd., Columbus
Lion Cub’s Cookies: They make thicc, warm gooey cookies, and now have a permanent location, but you won’t be able to get it on Wednesday. Visit the new storefront at 1261 Grandview Avenue, Grandview Heights. Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 8a – 10p and on Sundays from 8a – 9p. They tend to sell out a few hours before close, so get there early.
Sweet Tooth Cottage: Offering a couple of varieties of chocolate chip cookies. Priced individually or $26 per dozen. 10221 Sawmill Parkway, Powell
The Original Goodie Shop: This 60+ year old bakery has loyal fans for a good reason! 2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington
Resch’s Bakery: This multi-generational family bakery has been around for over 100 years, so they know what they are doing! 4061 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus
Insomnia Cookies: Delivering and offering curbside cookies well after the other bakeries are closed. Lots of varieties offered, including chocolate chunk, vegan/gluten free chocolate chip, cookie ‘wiches, and boxes of cookies. 2209 N. High St.
Schneider’s Bakery: The cookies are just $1, and I’m told they are amazing! 6 S State St. Westerville
Bake Me Happy: This gluten-free bakery makes amazing Sweet and Salty Dark Chocolate Chippies, as well as many other tasty sweets! Their treats are enjoyed just as much by gluten-consuming fans! It’s always smart to order ahead! 106 E Moler St. Columbus.
Cherbourg Bakery: Another amazing gluten-free bakery! You’ll want to try their chocolate chip cookies (among other items!). 541 S. Drexel Ave. Bexley.
River Road Coffee House: If you find yourself in Licking County, this coffee shop offers giant, delicious chocolate chip cookies (and excellent coffee). Locations in Granville, Downtown Newark, and 21st St. Newark.
McDonald’s Cookie Tote: McDonald’s reportedly makes a pretty good chocolate chip cookie. I’m gluten-free, so I can’t verify. But I’ve grabbed a couple of cookie totes to take to an event, and the cookies went fast! Prices may range, but I believe it was around $5 for 13 still-warm cookies.
BJ’s Brewhouse Pizookie: These cookie pie slices are so good. They have several varieties, including chocolate chip AND gluten-free chocolate chip. Sign up for Premier Rewards, and get a Free Pizookie® upon registration. You’ll also get one on your birthday!
Pattycake Bakery: This all-vegan bakery will blow your mind with how good there cookies are! They offer a variety of chocolate chip options, including bars, gluten-free, and more.
Make your own cookies at home!
Whether you’re a from-scratch baker or prefer a mix, making your own chocolate chip cookies at home is always a good option. It’s less expensive, cookies will be warm, AND you’ll have more to enjoy.
– Pick up a chocolate chip cookie dough mix, pre-mixed roll, or break and bake cookies for the simplest route. I like the Sweet Loren brand of break and bake cookies.
– Or grab a favorite recipe and try it from scratch!
– Try this recipe for a homemade skillet pizookie! It’s perfect for hot days when you don’t want to heat up the oven, and looks SO good. The BEST Chocolate Chip Pizookie Skillet Cookie by Mom on Timeout
These salted chocolate chip cookies are available at all Fox in the Snow locations for take-out or mobile order from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. every day. OR, celebrate at home with this how-to video and step-by-step instructions from co-owner Lauren Culley!
Do you notice how the hand underneath isn’t visible? That’s my kind of cookie!
FOX IN THE SNOW’S SALTED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
2 sticks cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Flaky sea salt (for topping cookies before baking)
Using an electric mixer and a medium bowl or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat butter on low speed until it loses its shape. You do not want to cream the butter in any way – just simply paddle it until its slightly broken down.
Using a spatula, scrape down sides of bowl. With mixture on low speed, add sugars and mix until just combined. With the mixture of low speed, add the dry ingredients at an even pace. Once all dry have been incorporated, the mixture should look dry, almost like a crumble.
Add in chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla together. With the mixer on low speed, stream in eggs and vanilla mixture until all dry pieces have disappeared and are combined. At this point, the mixture should resemble a traditional chocolate chip cookie dough.
Roll dough into large, 6oz balls, or approximately 1/2 cup of dough for each cookie. Place in freezer until fully frozen.
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with non-stick spray. Arrange fully frozen cookies on a baking sheet about 2″ apart. Sprinkle each cookie with a generous pinch of sea salt.
Bake for 20 minutes, rotate cookie sheet, and bake for an additional 10 minutes. When done, cookies should have a browned, crunchy bottom and a slightly firm top. The middle of the cookie will look underdone- they will continue to bake as they cool. The most important and most difficult part of this cookie is that you must allow them to cool 10-15 minutes, before eating in order for the middle to set properly.
Do ahead: Rolled balls of cookie dough can freeze, wrapped tighly in plastic wrap, for up to 1 month. Balls of dough can be touching when freezing.
Know of any other great chocolate chip cookies in Columbus? Leave a comment with your favorites!