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"Warm, golden brown, chocolate chip cookies cooling on a rack. Shallow depth of field."

Thursday, August 4, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. So, by cookie law, you have to celebrate with YOUR favorite chocolate chip cookie! I don’t make the laws, I just put em’ out there.

Personally, I still think the original Nestle’s Toll House chocolate chip cookies are the best. Or as Phoebe from FRIENDS called them, “Nestle Toulouse” cookies. There’s just something about them that will always take you back to a simpler time in your life – childhood.

There are a lot of places to get cookies in Las Vegas, but this is where the “experts” at Yelp say are the best places for cookies:

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Company:  According to Joe G, the owner, they are “big, delicious, simple, and fresh cookies.”  Chocolate Chip Cookie Company is open to the public 7 days a week 10am-7pm. “Come in and have the best cookie you’ll ever have!”

2. The Cookie Bar: According to Jennifer B, owner, “The Cookie Bar specializes in small batch gourmet treats. You can purchase our sweet treats via curbside pick-up or for delivery from our online storefront. We also have the Sweetest Food Truck fleet in Las Vegas!”

3. Insomnia Cookies:   Madison K says, “Warm and delicious cookies range from classics to esoterica and the company culture is kindness. Don’t miss this slightly off your path Las Vegas gem.”

4. Dandelion Chocolate:  Rebecca P says, “The bean to bar chocolate shop is very nice and cozy. Their chocolate taste delicious and authentic.

5. Crumbl Cookies:   According to Julie L, owner, “Crumbl Cookies are famous for their gourmet cookies that are baked from scratch and served fresh all day. Their award winning warm chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookies are served each week along with four rotating specialty cookies.”

However, and wherever you decide to indulge, just make sure you enjoy NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY!

One last thing: Is there really such a thing as a bad cookie?

-Carla Rea

 

Want coffee with those cookies? Here’s where you can get it.

20 Best Coffee Shops In Las Vegas

I think it’s safe to say that coffee is often a saving grace. And Las Vegas coffee shops have definitely helped us recover after a night out.

It’s truly the perfect beverage that’s available in multiple mediums. Hot, iced, sweet, bitter, frothy or blended; coffee can quench any type of caffeine craving.

Coffee is also a ritual for many of us, often signifying as the gong that starts our day. When we smell the brewing beans and hear the bubbling noise of the carburetor, memories are often pulled from the back of our minds about cornerstone moments in our lives.

Along with the memories and conversations that are associated with the amazing beverage, coffee is also symbol in many cultures. Whether it’s the brewing method or the type of beans being used, coffee — like most things — vary across the world.

There are four types of coffee beans: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa. And according to CoffeeAffection.com, Arabica and Robusta are the most common and popular type of beans.

Arabica is known for having a smooth and complex flavor with a distinct lack of bitterness. Robusta, often associated with Vietnamese coffee, has a stronger and bolder flavor with a higher hint of bitterness laced within the coffee’s profile.

The other and less common coffee beans, Liberica and Excelsa, have different flavor notes and are grown in Africa and Asia.

According to CoffeeAffection, Liberica beans “has a controversial and polarizing reputation for wild inconsistency. Those who’ve tried this rare variety either love it or hate it.”

Some have described the flavor as nutty, woody and “burnt,” with a backbite.

Excelsa beans have qualities that are a mixture of light and dark roast traits. These beans have tart and fruity flavors with a lighter aroma. Yet, these beans still have a depth of flavor.

There’s also a science to the coffee brewing process that emphasizes and brings out certain flavors of the beans, which you can read more about here.

To celebrate our love of coffee, here are some of the best shops in Vegas.