Try these five creative takes on the quintessential chocolate chip cookie.
November 30, 2009
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Recipe These chocolate chip cookies get a cool and refreshing twist from a touch of peppermint extract. Plus, the recipe calls for just eight ingredients, making these cookies an easy and budget-friendly option for holiday baking.
2 of 5Randy Mayor
Cranberry-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cranberry-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Dried cranberries and chopped walnuts are the not-so-secret ingredient in these festive cookie creations. The best part? Each cookie has just 75 calories and less than 3 grams of fat.
3 of 5Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Ginger Chocolate Cookies
Ginger Chocolate Cookies Recipe If you love anything sweet and spicy, then these cookies are for you. Brown sugar, white sugar, and molasses mellow the ginger's spicy bite for an irresistible combination. If you prefer softer, rounded cookies to flat, crisp ones, don't flatten the balls of dough.
4 of 5Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe While not exactly guilt-free, these cookies are a little heartier and healthier than the traditional recipe. Adding a sweet, moist banana means you don't need as much butter and sugar to bake a great tasting cookie.
5 of 5Randy Mayor; Leigh Ann Ross
Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Here's a test kitchen secret: adding coffee spotlights the chocolate flavor in foods in a major way. In this recipe, coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlúa) is paired with semisweet chocolate minichips and white chocolate chips for a flavor that's out of these world. No Kahlúa on hand? Substitue an equal amount of strong, freshly brewed coffee.