Everyone's favorite cookie in 29 different delicious forms.
Picture the "Family Feud" Fast Money Round. The host tells the competitor to "name a cookie everyone likes." What do you think the number one answer will be? I'm going to guess it would be chocolate chip. Because really, who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies in one form or another?
Whether you like your cookies crispy or chewy, with just chocolate chips or with other mix-ins, gluten-free or vegan, or with white or dark chocolate chips, you'll find just the recipe you're looking for in this round-up of 29 irresistible chocolate chip cookie recipes.
Want to know the secret to the thickest, chewiest chocolate chip cookies? It's milk powder! It gives these cookies a distinct chewiness plus some subtle caramel flavor.
Get Recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
New York City's Levain Bakery is famous for its giant chocolate chip cookies, and these cookies are a copycat version of the bakery's Fall Chocolate Chunks. They're full of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and molasses, creating a hybrid of a chocolate chip cookie and a spiced molasses cookie that's amazing warm from the oven.
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If you enjoy those crispy cookies from Tate's, then this is the chocolate chip cookie recipe for you. The key to baking cookies that are thin around the edges and crispy all the way through is to bake them low and slow, as well as using a higher ratio of butter and sugar than many other cookie recipes.
Get Recipe: Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
You either like coconut or you don't, and these cookies—a cross between coconut macaroons and chocolate chip cookies—are for coconut fans. They're soft, chewy, and full of unsweetened coconut shreds and dark chocolate chips.
Get Recipe: Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate are a perfect pairing. These cookies add chocolate chips to a cookie batter made with creamy peanut butter.
Get Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
The nuttiness of tahini balances out the sweetness of these chocolate chip cookies. It's an easy ingredient to add to the recipe. The dough needs to rest for two hours before baking, but your patience will be rewarded with cookies that are slightly gooey on the inside.
Get Recipe: Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chewy, buttery cookie bars come together much more quickly than individual round cookies because there's no scooping or taking baking sheets in and out of the oven with each batch. Make the batter—with or without nuts—and bake it all at once in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Easy peasy.
Get Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
The ultimate chocolate lover's chocolate chip cookies, these treats have both cocoa powder in the dough that's studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips throughout.
Get Recipe: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
This may be the best use of your cast iron skillet ever. Use it to make one giant brown butter chocolate chip cookie that's gooey in the center and crispy all around its edges. Topping with vanilla ice cream is optional, but is it really?
Get Recipe: Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
Gluten-free snackers rejoice. The perfect cookie is here for you. They're crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and you can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter.
Get Recipe: Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal pairs well with chocolate chips, and in this particular recipe, browned butter. There's also optional shredded coconut.
Get Recipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Aside from satisfying the requirements of vegans, these cookies have some other advantages over traditional chocolate chip cookies. Coconut oil and non-dairy milk take the place of butter, making them quicker and easier to make since you don't have to cream the butter and sugar or chill the dough.
Get Recipe: Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sunflower butter and other allergy-friendly ingredients go into these cookies so that everyone can enjoy a tasty peanut butter-like chocolate chip cookie. With no butter or eggs, there's some special handling of the dough, but the result is a yummy cookie safer for many people with food allergies.
Get Recipe: Nut-Free "Peanut Butter" Chocolate Chip Cookies
If chocolate chip cookies and brownies had a baby, they'd make brookies. Make chocolate chip cookie dough and a thick brownie dough. Then press together and bake. A sprinkling of sea salt is the perfect finishing touch.
Get Recipe: Brookies (Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies)
Take the basic method for making chocolate chip cookies, add some oats, white chocolate chips, and pistachios. The result is a chewy cookie that's both familiar and phenomenal. They're also an unexpected delight on a holiday cookie tray.
Get Recipe: Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Cookies
These s'mores cookies have crushed graham crackers in the dough for the ultimate s'mores flavor.
Get Recipe: S’mores Marshmallow Cookies
Break out the milk to accompany these browned butter cookies. It's an extra step that simply makes the cookies more decadent, and if you're going to eat a cookie it might as well be decadent, right?
Get Recipe: Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Another cookie where brown butter creates a deeper flavor, these oatmeal raisin cookies also add chocolate chips, pecans, and orange zest for a chocolate chip cookie like no other. Each bite is a flavorful delight.
Chocolate chips, toasted hazelnuts, and of course some creamy Nutella in the dough makes these cookies the manifestation of a Nutella lover's dreams.
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Former First Lady Laura Bush was well-known for these cookies that she filled with oats, chocolate chips, oatmeal, pecans, coconut, and a dash of cinnamon. These cookies impressed Family Circle magazine in a 2000 bakeoff between Mrs. Bush and Tipper Gore, taking home the win.
Get Recipe: Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies
With oatmeal, nuts, and ripe bananas, you could almost make an argument that there is enough nutrition in these cookies to be something you can grab for breakfast on the run. They're great lunchbox treats, too.
Get Recipe: Oatmeal Banana Cookies
If you love red velvet cake, you'll love these red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips, the perfect stand-ins for the cream cheese frosting on the cake version. There's also cream cheese in the dough, helping to make them extra soft and chewy.
Get Recipe: Red Velvet Cookies
It's a copycat of that booth at the mall food court! Break out a 9-inch cake pan for this chocolate chip cookie cake that's easier to make than individual cookies. It'll make any occasion special in an instant.
Get Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
If it's edible, crunchy, salty, nutty, chewy, or sweet, you can pretty much throw it in these cookies. Chocolate chips—any kind you want. Salty pretzels or potato chips. Toasted nuts. Chopped up pieces of candy. Dried fruits. What'll be your combo?
Get Recipe: Kitchen Sink Cookies
Some oat flour that you make yourself in the food processor gives the dough for these gluten-free cookies a subtle sweetness.
Get Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tons of oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and M&Ms make these colorful cookies a perennial favorite. They're also gluten-free!
Get Recipe: Monster Cookies
How many times have you seen cookies like this at a coffee shop and fallen to their charms? These are that good, but better. A little espresso powder in the dough gives them some oomph.
Get Recipe: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
If brookies were bar cookies, they'd be these. You make one batter and then split it for both the brownie and the blondie halves. And of course there are chocolate chips as well, because chocolate chips.
Get Recipe: Marble Blondies
Raw and vegan, these nutritionally reasonable but still delicious energy balls may be just the thing to tide you over in between chocolate chip cookie bonanzas.
Get Recipe: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Balls
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