May 12, 2011 at 9:16 AM ET
Acclaimed chef Thomas Keller, whose restaurant Per Se was honored Monday night with a James Beard Award for outstanding service, is opening Bouchon Bakery in Rockefeller Center in New York City. If you’re like us, trying to decide between an array of cookies, pastries, chocolates and tarts can leave us spinning in circles like hamsters.
“My most favorite cookies are ones that I remember from my childhood,” Keller said. “I think the reason I enjoy Bouchon Bakery so much is because of the nostalgia and the new happy memories that are constantly created. Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth?”
To help you narrow down your options, Keller reveals his top five favorite items from the bakery:
Tell us, do baked goods take you back to childhood? What are your favorites?