[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Celebrate Friday with a near perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie ($3) at The Smile To Go. They're baked by Brenna White (formerly of M. Wells) and feature that classic combination of soft, chewy center and crisp, buttery rim. I love them best when warmed in the toaster oven at home: the giant dark chocolate disks start to melt, and Maldon salt crystals seem all the more intense, puncturing each sweet, vanilla-rich bite. If you're feeling extra indulgent, go for the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie ($3) as well. It's smaller but dense with crushed peanuts, peanut butter and pockets of strawberry jelly.

The Smile To Go

22 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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