At DC, we can’t tackle all the hard-hitting issues ourselves. So when a batch of chocolate chippers from new Long Island City-based Salt of the Earth Bakery arrived, we enlisted a panel of cookie experts. Their thoughts follow.
“Our smiles and Samoas are no match for their buttery texture, imported sea salts, and baked-fresh-daily standard. We’ll soon be forced to bank on nostalgia. Rude.” — Girl Scout Troop 487
“The company is run by lifelong New Yorkers: cousins Zeke Rabbani and Jonathan Weiner, and Zeke’s wife, Alexandra. That nice girl baked treats for Friday dinner parties, and those boys wanted to share them with the world.” — Grandma
“Alexandra employs two bittersweet E. Guittard discs to create stratified layers of chewy, crispy dough and dark chocolate reservoirs. Architecturally speaking, her recipes are infallible.” — cookie scientist Mack A. Roon, Ph.D.
“Me want more cookies. Me want salty, drippy caramel brownies. Me want soon-to-be-released chocolate chocolate chip version.” — C. Monster
We couldn’t have said it better.
Available at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, 900 Broadway, at 20th Street (212-466-3340); Zabar’s, 2245 Broadway, at 80th Street (212-787-2000). For more information and locations, go to saltoftheearthbakery.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Salt of the Earth Bakery