Our All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

extraordinary chocolate chip cookies
Mike Krautter

There are many deeply satisfying desserts, but one of the most popular treats among kids and adults alike is a chocolate chip cookie. There's nothing like taking a bite of a crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside cookie as warm chocolate oozes out and butter leaves a faint residue on your fingers. Chocolate chip cookies are a simple delight, so we're celebrating them here with a collection of our most delectable recipes.

Start with a classic: Our recipe for Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies is timeless. The all-butter batter and combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar create a rich dough with an even texture. If you like your treats with a bit more chocolate, you can't go wrong with Martha's Chocolate Chip Cookies, pictured here. The batter contains a whopping four-and-a-half cups of chocolate chips, which means you get that luscious flavor in every single bite. If you're gluten-free, bake a batch of our Five-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies, which use almond butter to bind the dough together. Best of all, they come together in just 30 minutes, so who could resist whipping up a batch any day of the week?

Of course, classic chocolate chip cookie dough can be the base for so many other delicious add-ins. Anyone with a serious sweet tooth will love our Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Each cookie is stuffed with a store-bought caramel, which results in an ooey-gooey surprise on the inside.

If you're looking for an impressive way to serve chocolate chip cookies (that's actually easy!), bake a whole batch of dough in a cast-iron skillet. Our Chocolate-Chip Oat-Coconut Skillet Cookie is filled with rolled oats, sweetened coconut flakes, and chocolate chips for a textural sweet slice. Fancy a little bit of heat? Then our Spicy Chocolate Cookie is right up your alley. It's a double chocolate chip cookie inspired by Mexican hot chocolate—cinnamon and cayenne pepper are the key ingredients for creating bold flavor.

Whether you choose to chill your dough or not, use chocolate chunks or chocolate chips, everyone will agree that these chocolate chip cookie recipes are completely fabulous.

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Everything Cookies

everything cookies
Chris Simpson

We're starting with a super-large, super-delicious everything- goes approach to the chocolate chip cookie. In addition to semisweet chips, these giant cookies are packed with toffee bits, pretzels, and corn flakes.

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


When you want a classic chocolate chip cookie, this is the recipe to make. While some people prefer cakey cookies and others fancy crispy, we think this cookie will please everyone.

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Chocolate-Chip Oat-Coconut Skillet Cookie

chocolate chip skillet cookie served with ice cream
The Ingalls

We like to think of this is as the ultimate chocolate chip skillet cookie. That's because it contains instant oats and sweetened shredded coconut, which add to the texture. Make it even more decadent by serving it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Buckwheat Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

sea salt buckwheat chocolate chip cookies
Mikkel Vang

Looking for a way to upgrade the standard chocolate chip cookie? Try this recipe where buckwheat flour brings a distinctive nutty flavor to the traditional dough. The finishing touch is a sprinkling of flaky sea salt, which is a fabulous contrast to sweet chocolate.

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Armando Rafael

A fun twist on the chocolate chip cookie, a caramel surprise in every bite is sure to delight.

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Bacon Potato-Chip Chocolate Cookie


This is a fabulous combination of salty meets sweet. We can't get enough of finely chopped bacon, crushed potato chips, and chopped dark chocolate.

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Five-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Aaron Dyer

This low-maintenance, gluten-free cookie has won our hearts. The dough comes together in a snap so you can make these whenever you crave something sweet.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

chocolate chip bars
Sang An

In between a blondie and a chocolate chip cookie are these chewy bars. The genius combination of semisweet and milk chocolate chips provides an irresistible balance of chocolate flavor.

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies


The secret to these perfect chocolate chip cookies is a few tablespoons of sour cream, which adds richness and moisture to the dough.

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

chocolate chip skillet cookie served with ice cream
The Ingalls

Want a way to make a skillet cookie even better? Add cocoa powder! Chocolate lovers will adore the inclusion of just a few tablespoons of cocoa powder, which creates a devilishly delicious cookie.

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Farro Chocolate-Chunk Cookies


For a healthier take on a traditional chocolate chip cookie, try using farro flour, which adds even more dark, nutty flavors to the cookie dough. Another surprising inclusion is the dried fruit. The result is more texture and a fun complement to the sweet chocolate.

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Spicy Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Armando Rafael

If you love sipping on a mug of Champorrado, you'll adore these spicy chocolate chip cookies. Cinnamon and cayenne pepper add a hint of heat to the chocolate dough.

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Pecan, Oat, and Dark-Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Lennart Weibull

Chock-full of pecans, rolled oats, and chopped dark chocolate, these nutty, chunky cookies are a chocolate chip cookie with a bit more body.

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Cornmeal Chocolate-Chunk Cookies with Raisins and Fennel Seeds

Bryan Gardner

This just might be our new favorite chocolate chip cookie. Fragrant fennel seeds, bright golden raisins, sweet milk chocolate, and grainy cornmeal create a unique, absolutely fabulous treat.

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Giant White-Chocolate Pecan Cookies

giant white-chocolate-pecan cookies against a white background
Lennart Weibull

Make these bakery-worthy cookies that are as big as your head (well, almost). White chocolate and toasted pecans make this cookie taste as spectacular as it looks.

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