The chocolate chip cookie is a classic for a reason. Whether you like them soft and chewy, crispy, with just chips or nuts, frisbee-sized, or small enough to devour in one bite, pretty much everyone loves this childhood favorite. We found our best chocolate chip cookie recipes, so you can enjoy them, too.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans
Adding chopped pecans to this classic chocolate chip cookie recipe gives them a nice crunch and nutty element that compliments the sweet chocolate perfectly. If you don’t have pecans, try walnuts instead.
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Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
This basic chocolate chip cookie recipe makes a big batch—about 5 to 6 dozen. They freeze well, so you can sock some away for later. But, these classic after-school treats also make excellent gifts, so you can boost a friend’s day. It also scales down if you don’t trust yourself not to eat the entire batch.
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you avoid dairy, try this tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses shortening instead of butter, and dairy-free chocolate chips. You can also make it totally vegan by using an egg replacement instead of eggs.
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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Try these delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies that contain no eggs, dairy, or animal products of any kind. The kids will never notice the difference, and you’ll find yourself making them over and over again.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Chocolate Chip Icebox Cookies
These slice-and-bake cookies have more of a shortbread texture than the traditional kind, studded with ground chocolate chips that distribute more evenly in the dough. They do need to chill for at least four hours before baking, so plan ahead.
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
With rolled oats, bran flakes, and less sugar than many other chocolate chip cookies, these tasty treats are healthier than the traditional. Walnuts give them a nice crunch, but you can leave them out if you don’t care for nuts or need to avoid allergens.
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Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies
This rich and decadent chocolate chip cookie has a gooey molten center, like the cookie version of the popular molten lava cake. Sandwiching melting chocolate between two scoops of cookie dough gives them that ooze. For a fun project, try putting several different types of chocolate in the center.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you can’t choose between chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies, make this delicious cookie recipe, so you don’t have to. They come out soft and chewy with lots of chocolate chips. Use creamy peanut butter for a smoother cookie or crunchy for a little more texture.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Lower-Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
While chocolate chip cookies are never a diet food, this recipe has fewer calories than the traditional for those trying to watch what they eat, along with oats for texture and nuttiness.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
If you love Mrs. Fields' treat, make this awesome chocolate chip cookie cake at home for a birthday party or other special occasion. Because it doesn’t require shaping dozens of cookies, it’s easier than making a batch of them too. Don’t forget to frost the edge and sprinkle it with your favorite colors.