Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with these chocolate chip cookie recipes, from traditional and chewy to with a twist, like thick and chewy bar cookies and espresso-laced biscotti.

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Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies

These bite-sized cookies are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and have a mysterious sweet-and-salty contrast thanks to a sprinkling of sea salt.

Get the Recipe: Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flaky Sea Salt

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raisin haters, rejoice: These nutty gems are baked fruit free and, instead, loaded with chunks of chocolate chips. 

Get the Recipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Milk Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon Cookies

Bacon may be the not-so-secret ingredient in these smoky cookies, but it's the maple syrup that adds just the right amount of sweetness. Sprinkle sea salt over each one to draw out those flavors.

Get the Recipe: Milk Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you crave chewy chocolate chip cookies, give Alton Brown's recipe, aptly titled "The Chewy," a try.

Get the Recipe: The Chewy

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

By adding bananas, Kelsey Nixon gives her cookies body and richness without the need for extra fat. Go ahead, eat seconds. 

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Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

A blondie lover's dream, these bars are moist, dense and chewy.

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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giada De Laurentiis' dense treats are like a cross between a biscotti and a classic cookie. Serve them with tea or coffee so you can dip them if they're a bit too crunchy for your taste. 

Get the Recipe: Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Dream Cookies

These fluffy treats are loaded with coconut, making them ever-so-slightly reminiscent of macaroons. Dried cherries add tart sweetness to each salty bite. 

Get the Recipe: Coconut Dream Cookies

Candace Cameron Bure's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies

D.J. Tanner would be proud because these cookies are in a class of their own. Best of all, you'll need only a large bowl and a spoon to whip up a batch. 

Get the Recipe: Candace Cameron Bure's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Chip Gingersnap Chai Cookies

In this exotic recipe, the classic gingersnap cookie takes inspiration from Indian cuisine with the additions of cardamom and ground chai tea. Bake the cookies a day or two ahead of time: The chai flavor intensifies the longer they sit.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Gingersnap Chai Cookies

Broken Pretzel and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pretzel bits lend a playful touch to these gooey caramel-laden cookies. Make short work of quartering the caramels by employing the use of a large chef's knife.

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Chocolate Chip, Pecan and Toffee Cookies

Toffee candy bits and sweet, dessert-ready pecans give these thin and crunchy chocolate chip cookies an extra hit of sweetness and toothsome texture.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip, Pecan and Toffee Cookies

Giant Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

What's better than a frosty mint chocolate chip sandwich to finish off the day? These are really giant (and great for sharing).

Get the Recipe: Giant Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A parade of semisweet and white chocolate chunks and chips informs each bite of these soft, slightly chewy chocolate cookies.

Get the Recipe: Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These crisp, chocolate-studded biscotti are good the day you bake them, but they taste even better the next day. For a double coffee hit, serve with a coffee affogato, coffee ice cream or a shot of anise liqueur, like Sambuca.

Get the Recipe: Espresso Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Snack Bar Madness Chocolate Chip Cookies

Choose your own adventure with these addictive cookies. Any combination of nuts, candy or dried fruit works (just don't forget the potato chips).

Get the Recipe: Snack Bar Madness Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Elvis Cookies (With Bacon!)

Elvis Presley had a knack for making people swoon, and so does the flavor combination in this thick, sturdy cookie. It seems so wrong yet tastes so right: bacon, peanuts, chocolate and banana chips. It's unforgettable.

Get the Recipe: The Elvis: Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dried Cherry, Macadamia and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The secret to amazingly flavorful dough? Chill the cookie dough for a longer amount of time.

Get the Recipe: Dried Cherry, Macadamia and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole-Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

These easy cookies have a cakey texture and a deep, nutty flavor from the use of whole grains, which also gives them a rustic look.

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I Want to Marry You Cookies

Legend has it that proposals shortly follow a bite of these cookies, so serve them carefully. The soft cookies have heft thanks to rolled oats, a healthy dose of cinnamon, and both white and milk chocolate chips, so we can see why they wield such romantic power (and have more than 40 five-star reviews). 

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Tropical Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Studded with sweet chunks of dried fruit, these easy-to-make cookies are cakey and soft. They crisp up a day or two after baking, and the flavors of the spices and coconut permeate each bite.

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Triple-Chocolate Cookies

Cocoa powder combines with dark and milk chocolate to make these cookies a seriously decadent dessert, yet the cookies are also lighter than the average cookie. Bobby Flay adds in chopped pecans for extra crunch. 

Get the Recipe: Triple Chocolate Cookies

Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies have all the ooey-gooeyness you want from a cookie, but they are only 80 calories. Lose the guilt and indulge.

Get the Recipe: Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thin, chewy cookies use almond flour as their base. They are gluten-free, but they're great in their own right and stay moist for a long time, which makes them a good make-ahead cookie.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies