From dulce du leche and red velvet to ondeh ondeh and matcha, many bakeries are putting increasingly creative spins on the humble cookie. But sometimes when the cravings hit, all you want is a classic, old-fashioned, chocolate chip cookie.
Thankfully, Singapore’s home bakers have you covered. Whether you prefer yours crispy and studded with walnuts or want a gooey centre that’s packed with fudgey chocolate, here are our picks of some stellar chocolate chip cookies for you to sink your teeth into.
If ooey-gooey centres are your thing, look no further than Harina Bakery. This new kid on the block makes some seriously moist and chunky bakes that are packed with semi-sweet chocolate discs and lots of walnuts. These mammoth-sized cookies are great when warmed up, and are equally delicious if eaten straight out of the fridge.
Butterlight Bakery puts an elevated spin on the classic chocolate chip cookie. Rather than stick with the traditional walnuts, they make their decadent version with lots of pistachio crumbles – and add a dollop of pure pistachio butter into the batter for good measure. The nuts add a pleasing crunch, and pair superbly with the dark chocolate chips.
This popular home bakery makes its chocolate chip cookies in small batches, using thoughtfully sourced ingredients: including large Valrhona Guanaja 70% chocolate discs. The rustic cookies also come sprinkled with salt, which makes for a perfect bitter-salty-sweet treat that goes well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or an ice-cold glass of milk.
For huge, hockey-puck sized cookies, make a beeline for this home bakery. The offerings here clock in at an impressive 125g – hence, the bakery’s name – and come with a dense and chewy interior. The cookies take two full days to prepare and are freshly baked each morning, so you know you’re getting something that’s been made with a whole lotta love.
Fancy a chocolate chip cookie with a special umami twist? Frosted by Fang’s bakes are made with Valrhona Manjari 64% fèves and tahini. The sesame paste gives the cookie a lovely depth of flavour, and the nutty notes shine through without overpowering the rest of the cookie. If you like salty-sweet treats, you’re sure to enjoy these.
Made with plenty of chocolate and brown butter, these thick, flavourful and fragrant cookies have a pleasing bite. They also smell like absolute heaven when warmed up. We know this is a chocolate chip cookie story, but do also try their unique earl grey passionfruit cookies made with Valrhona passionfruit couvertures and Callebaut Gold chocolate.
Fans of New York’s Levain Bakery will be in heaven after trying Bakes by Bush. Their chunky bakes are studded with plenty of buttery walnuts and chocolate, and manage to achieve that elusive crispy-chewy balance. They also roll out seasonal specials that don’t stray too far from the original: such as peppermint chocolate chip cookies for Christmas.
Although Whiskdom recently upgraded from a home bakery to a brick-and-mortar store at Alexandra Mall – and even offers worldwide shipping – the bakes here are still made with plenty of care and consideration, and taste just as good as ever. Their chocolate chip cookie is a dense and fudgy delight that’s filled with pockets of melty chocolate.
Home baker Adeline Tan – the one-woman show behind Dee Bakes – may be best known for her creative brownies and colourful Instagram-worthy cakes, but she whips up some seriously good classic chocolate chip cookies as well. The ones here are made with brown butter and Valrhona chocolate, and are dusted with Maldon sea salt flakes.
What do you get when you cross a chocolate chip cookie with a chocolate lava cake? Bitten & Co’s milk chocolate lava cookies, of course. These cookies are crispy on the outside, and are filled with a generous, oozy pool of sweet molten chocolate on the inside. Be sure to warm up these babies before consumption for the full lava effect.