7290 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
I’ve been very fond of the cookies at Milk since my first visit – in 2008 – and I return every time I’m in Los Angeles. (I like L.A.) Four years ago I proclaimed Milk’s iced spice molasses cookie my favorite molasses cookie ever.
When I was at the shop during my trip to L.A. last week, I dutifully added one to my purchase in order to make sure it was still my favorite. (It is.)
I’m also fond of Milk’s breakfast breads (zucchini, banana) and their house made ice cream is better than most.
But what I’m telling you about now is the Ooey Gooey Double Chocolate cookie. This chocolate-on-chocolate genre has been on my short list of top fave categories probably my entire life, so please assume I’ve been around the double double chocolate cookie block a time or two. Because I have.
I will tell you that this is a solid contender in its genre. More than solid. It is one of the best I’ve eaten. It is difficult to say if I would put it above Grand Central’s triple chocolate or the Double Dark Chocolate at Woodlawn. And then there’s that insane beast from Levain: the Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip (holy shit is that a cookie). They’re all different, all great, and all have their raison d’être.
The Ooey Gooey is the smaller than the others, but packs a punch. I split one with my L.A. cookie monster bestie Heather the next morning – it was the perfect size for breakfast dessert.
On the rare (doughy) side, deep and dark chocolate flavor. Somewhere between a cookie and a truffle.
Dig: the cookie and its super fair price
Don’t dig: what’s up with the endless line of Asian tourists snaking out the front door EVERY time I drove by the joint during the week I was in L.A.? Is this now a regular thing? It never was before.
(Please note: I would be just as annoyed by a snaking line of Europeans, Africans, Australians or South Americans. It just happens that the line was overwhelmingly Asian-heavy and I noticed. And it made me curious. If this makes me racist, sorry.)