• Elizabeth Biar

Where is the best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Houston?


Plate of chocolate chip cookies
August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! I can’t think of a better reason to stop and celebrate a national treasure. Well, maybe National Champagne Day (December 31) or National Queso Day (September 20). But today, we have National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and I am thrilled to jump on board this one!


In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, I taste-tested six cookies from well-known bakeries in Houston. I had four tasting helpers, and here are our takeaways from the very arduous task of sampling delicious, delectable chocolate chip cookies. I mean, some days are just tough (wink wink).


Great American Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Great American Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies from Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies is a staple on a mall visit for me. Before covid days, Great American Cookies would always have samples. That was my favorite bonus on a day shopping. I miss those days. Nonetheless, their chocolate chip cookie is pretty good. We found it a little reminiscent of a grocery store cookie, like the HEB bakery cookies. The cookie was moist, soft, and chewy.


Memorial Bakery

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Memorial Bakery
Chocolate Chip Cookies from Memorial Bakery

The Memorial Bakery cookie was the crunchiest of all the cookies we sampled. It was crumbly and broke apart when I cut into it. All of the chocolate chips were on top of the cookie, not inside the cookie. That is not bad or good, just an observation. This cookie was the cheapest of our samples.


Three Brothers Bakery

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Three Brothers Bakery
Chocolate Chip Cookies from Three Brothers Bakery

The cookies from Three Brothers Bakery were the largest size of the cookies we tasted. They reminded us of a homemade cookie. They were chewy. I would have preferred more chocolate chips, but someone else liked that these cookies have a lower number of chocolate chips. To each his own! If you prefer fewer chips, this cookie is for you!


Tiny’s Milk and Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Tiny's Milk and Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies from Tiny's Milk and Cookies

I will say we were pretty biased going into this testing. We all love Tiny’s Milk and Cookies! These cookies are barely baked – similar in texture to cookie dough. And who doesn’t love cookie dough? They are rich in taste and texture. A little greasy to the touch, but a delicious cookie. The perfect amount of chocolate chips.


The Chocolate Bar

Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Chocolate Bar
Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Chocolate Bar

While I had high expectations for The Chocolate Bar, I wasn’t sure what to expect of their chocolate chip cookie. Their chocolate cakes are outstanding, and their chocolates are divine, but what about the cookies? Well, they were top-notch! They were better than I expected! These babies were the chewiest of all of our taste-tested cookies. The texture was delightful. Chocolate chips were consistent and dotted throughout. The outside had a little bit of crunch, but the inside was soft. This cookie was very satisfying. The Chocolate Bar was the most expensive cookie we tried.


Tiff’s Treats

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Tiff's Treats
Chocolate Chip Cookies from Tiff's Treats

Is there anything better than delivery by Tiff’s Treats? I mean, what is better than the warm cookies delivered to you at home or work? I love Tiff’s Treats. These cookies are soft and sweet but almost a little too sweet. They reminded us of a mass-produced boxed cookie that you would buy at the store.


The Winner!


Rating the cookies was a difficult task. Honestly. We overwhelming agreed that Tiny’s Milk and Cookies was number one, with The Chocolate Bar a very, very close second. While I was not surprised we liked Milk and Cookies so much, I was pleasantly surprised at how incredible The Chocolate Bar cookie tasted!


We were, however, in disagreement in the order of preference for the remaining four cookies. I will just say that it is hard to go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie. It was a great invention. Thank you to Ruth Wakefield for inventing the Chocolate Chip Cookie! (Read more about the history of the chocolate chip cookie here or which recipe for homemade cookies is best here).


Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

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