Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

I did it again, I missed another national day of celebration. I accidentally blew off National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day because I was totally focused on going to see Metallica at MetLife Stadium this past Friday, if you know me, you completely understand.

I’m going to make up  for it  by finding a bunch of great places on the Jersey Shore for you to check out.

The quest for the best chocolate chip cookie is a journey that many of us embark upon.

It’s a challenge that requires just a few things;  a love for this sweet treat, and a willingness to venture into unknown bakeries, cafes and specialty cookie stores.

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is a delightful celebration that highlights America’s deep-rooted love for these delectable, sweet treats.

These chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies have become a symbol of comfort and indulgence, easily winning the hearts of Americans from all walks of life.

From classic homemade recipes passed down through generations to the countless variations found in local bakeries, cafes, and specialty cookie stores and kiosks,

Whether enjoyed warm and gooey right out of the oven or paired with a glass of ice cold milk, these cookies satisfy the sweet tooth cravings of Americans of all ages.

They have also found their way into a vast array of desserts such as ice cream sandwiches, cookie pies, and even as toppings for milkshakes.

You’ll find those insane milkshakes at places like Taylor Sam’s and The Brownstone Pancake Factory, both located  in Brick, New Jersey.

These sought after sweet delights evoke memories of my childhood. I clearly remember when the aroma of freshly baked cookies filled the kitchen and the joy of biting into a warm chocolate-filled mouthful made everything seem right with the world.

As adults, they fill us with a sense of comfort when things go sideways, or we suffered one of life’s little set backs.

Because I totally missed this special day,  l wanted to  take a moment to appreciate the magic that chocolate chip cookies bring to our lives.

Let’s celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day after the fact by visiting these places on or near the Jersey Shore





  • Must Get Sconed Decadent Baked Goods- Have Baked Goods, Will Travel - *IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLACING AN ORDER, YOU MUST CALL US AT 732-372-5278

    Lisa Elsis & Amy Adler Scotti are in a class of their own. Back in March, I wrote a story about their divine meeting during Covid, and how these two women in their 60’s raised the curtain on their 2nd act. You can read this incredible story HERE.

    There isn’t a cookie, pie, tart, scone, brownie, bread, roll, or pastry these ladies couldn’t elevate to royal status.

    When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, there are no limits. They’ve got Chunky Monkey Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies, that contain three different types of Belgian chocolate chips.  The Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies that have 3 types of Belgian chocolate chips.  The Cafe Au Lait, which are coffee and cream chocolate chip cookies that have Dark and white Belgian chocolate chips and chocolate espresso beans. That’s only a few different types of cookies, all baked with love.

    You can call the number above to place your order, visit  MUST GET SCONED at Bell Works Farmer’s Market in Holmdel, N.J. EVERY WEDNESDAY AND ONE SATURDAY PER MONTH  NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 20, 2023, or log onto their website for more information by clicking HERE.

    Cafe au lait chocolate chip


  • Confections of a Rockstar Bakery - 550 Cookman Ave #104, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    Kimmee Masi doesn’t mess around! This rockstar in music  and baking is best known for her super creative cupcakes. She also knows a thing or 10 about cookies. The chocolate chip cookies highlighted at Confections Of A Rockstar are called Vintage 77.

    About a month ago, I came across this review for the Vintage 77: “The cupcakes were good but the COOKIES they have here are possibly the best cookies I’ve ever had in my life. Being a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur and addict, I make it a thing to always try them at every bakery/restaurant. This place was top tier.”

  • Cookienapped - 627 Palmer Ave, Keansburg, NJ 07734

    I love passionate family owned Mom & Pop shops that have a deep passion for sharing their wares.

    They offer a wide range of cookie flavors, and the chocolate chip cookie will take you to a blissful place. I hear the Rocky Road Cookie is off the charts. Tell Patty, Rockyn Robyn sent you.

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    Personalized Creations You'll Adore Our mission is to create sweets that will put a smile on your face . We are able to create make-your-own cookie pizza kits for all of our customers upon request. Please message us at least 48 hours in advance to ensure we have all of your favorite flavors and toppings available.




  • Chocolate Carousel - 2510 Belmar Blvd, Wall Township, NJ 07719

    I used to go to a gym in the same plaza many years ago. The treadmill is my friend, but I’m even better friends with the confections at Chocolate Carousel. They make a host of baked goods as well as the best chocolate covered pretzels , cake pops, and beautiful custom cakes for all occasions, but don’t you dare sleep on the JUMBO Chocolate Chip Cookies. 



  • Cravings Desserts - 310 Main St, Allenhurst, NJ 07711

    Serving the Jersey Shore for over 30 years!

    Their classic Chocolate Chip Cookie is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s a shore favorite! 

    Gotta try the Monster CookieOats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, M&M’s and it’s flourless, or the Chocolate cookie with  chocolate chips; soft double chocolate goodness! Heck, try them all!!




  • La La's Gourmet Cookies - 283 Mantoloking Rd, Brick Township, NJ 08723

    Absolutely delicious with a large assortment of different kinds of cookies including the Original Chocolate Chip Cookie, The cookie that started it all! Jammed packed with chocolate chips…YUMMY!!!

    There’s the Bacon Chocolate Chip, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip, Walnut Chocolate Chip, Toffee Chocolate Chip…I’ll stop here, the list is long my friend.


  • 502 Baking Company - 502 Brick Blvd, Brick Township, NJ 08723

    These folks have popped up in, my articles from time to time, thanks to the Warrior’s food pages on FB. Well known for their Award Winning Key Lime Pie and the customers who rave about it. There are NO cookie slackers working here.  The gluten- free Chocolate Chip Peanut Cookies, and gluten-free vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies must be tasted.
    High quality, handcrafted goodness in everything they bake.



  • JG Desserts - 1806 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753

    I drive past this place three days a week on my way to the gym and have somehow summoned the will power to keep on driving. Don’t you do that or you will miss out on some donuts, cannoli, and of course the great selection of cookies. The Chocolate Chip Cookie has GIANT chunks of chocolate.

  • Crust & Crumb Bakery - 830 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

    I was told That Crust & Crumb has The best chocolate chip cookie on LBI! They have built a strong community business by adding the personal touch  and creating excellent tasty products.  They close up shop for the season in October.

    Chocolate Chip Crust & Crumb

  • Antoinette Boulangerie - 32 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

    This place is just magnificent. Loaded with beautiful pastries, macarons, the best croissants (especially the chocolate almond), cream filled cookies of various flavors and textures, and so much more.  Their chocolate chip cookies are fabulous, an absolute must try.

  • The Baker’s Grove - 524 Broad St, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

    Not just any ordinary chocolate chip cookies can be purchased here. You MUST try the Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie, mind altering goodness. Plus this place offers heavenly baked goods that are creative, unique, and oh so good!!

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