Dear SOS: Annie’s chocolate chip cookies at Clementine in Century City are darn near inimitable.
Rachel Davidson and Jeffrey Janger
Dear Rachel and Jeffrey: Annie Miler of Clementine bakes these in a convection oven to give them a wrinkled look. We found a regular oven will yield a smoother surface. Miler uses bittersweet pastilles (round chocolate disks), available at Surfas in Los Angeles and Nicole’s Gourmet Foods in South Pasadena. You can substitute 1 cup of coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate.