Best of Boston

2014 Best Cookie

Flour Bakery + Café

It may seem like a simple task, but pulling off truly great chocolate chip cookies requires some serious baking chops. Pastry empress Joanne Chang tweaks her recipe with bread flour for chew, and luxe Tcho semisweet and milk chocolate to satisfy the designer-cocoa-bean fiends. The result is a gooey, crisp-edged confection exquisite enough to make all the fancier pastries in the case jealous.

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