Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes Ever

5 Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

I am the go-to girl for how to make chocolate chip cookies. It's a bit of a sport for me. They're my favorite kind of cookies, and I love playing around with different elements to change the texture and flavor.

If you think about it, it's a simple concept really - a basic drop cookie punctuated by bits of chocolate. But there are so many ways to make chocolate chip cookies special. You can change the cookie base (make it healthy, whole wheat, chocolate, pumpkin), the texture (soft, chewy, crispy) and the add-ins (oatmeal, nuts, banana, even pretzels). You'll find recipes here for all of those variations and more!

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    Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    Healthy chocolate chip cookies
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    A lot of times cookies that claim to be healthy aren't really so healthy. They have a lot of added sugar to make up for less fat. Not so with this recipe. Made with rolled oats, bran flakes and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate chips, these healthy chocolate chip cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth and give your body something to keep it going strong, too.

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    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
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    Oatmeal and chocolate chips are such a wonderful combination together in this dense and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Vary this recipe by choosing different types of chocolate chips - kids might like milk chocolate chips. Adults might prefer dark chocolate chips.

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    Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    chewy chocolate chip cookies
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    If you like a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie that retains its texture even after a few days, this recipe is for you. The melted butter and extra egg yolk give these cookies their incredible texture.

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Recipe

    Chocolate peanut butter chip cookies
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    With a chocolate cookie base and peanut butter chips, this recipe turns the classic chocolate chip cookie on its ear. Anyone who likes the combination of chocolate and peanut butter will adore these cookies. They make a nice snack, picnic treat or holiday cookie.

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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

    Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie
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    Whole wheat flour and oatmeal give this moist chocolate chip cookie recipe texture and chewiness. Pumpkin pie spice adds a warm, homey aroma to these cookies that makes the whole house smell good. I like to make these chocolate chip cookies in the fall for Halloween and Thanksgiving.