30+ Crowd-Pleasing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
Yep, that's right. All of our greatest chocolate chip cookie recipes, all in one place. By greatest we mean newest and highest rated. If you're looking for a go-to recipe, you're sure to find it here. There are no-frills, classic chocolate chip cookie recipes, chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter, and some super indulgent cookie mash-ups.
The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Everybody needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this is the one that you can rely on, time after time. Topped with flaky sea salt and bursting with bittersweet chocolate chunks, this sweet treat is not for the faint of heart. By baking them at a high temperature for a short burst of time, the exterior boasts a crisp texture and golden-brown color, while the inside remains melty, chewy and warm as ever. For the ultimate sweet deal, top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drink it alongside a tall glass of milk.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter
Brown butter takes these rich, seasonal pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to the next level, adding a nutty, fragrant flavor that is absolutely perfect for fall. Canned pumpkin puree lends moisture to these fluffy, cake-like treats while warm chocolate chips fill every bite. Make these for a Halloween party or a fall dinner party, and be sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies
This recipe includes a cookie base recipe that makes 40 cookies. You can add whatever mix-ins you'd like, but we're loving this nutty, chocolate twist.
Junk Food Cookie Bars
The next time you're at the end of an exceptionally rough week, we'd definitely recommend whipping up a batch of these kitchen sink cookie bars. The perfect decadent balance of salty and sweet, these chewy treats are here to satisfy all junk food cravings. We loaded them up with peanut butter, chocolate chips, pretzels, Oreos, potato chips, and M&M’s, but feel free to experiment with swapping in some of your favorite snacks and flavors.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for One
You don't need to bake a whole batch of cookies to get a taste of the good stuff, and you don't have to risk eating raw eggs either. This egg-less, personal-sized batch of chocolate chip cookie dough is just enough to satisfy any cookie dough craving that comes along.
They’re not called monster cookies because they’re scary… but they are monstrously delicious. In fact. these chunky, chewy monster cookies might just be the king of all kitchen sink cookies. Featuring peanut butter, oats, crushed pretzels, M&Ms, and chunks of milk chocolate, they hit every necessary cookie note—chewy, crispy, salty, sweet, chocolatey, and buttery. We opted for miniature M&Ms to use in these decadent monster cookies, as we often regular-size to feel a little clunky in the context of a cookie, but feel free to use whatever size you prefer. In fact, you can customize these kid-friendly oatmeal and peanut butter cookies in any number of ways depending on what you like—swap peanut butter for almond better, switch the pretzels for crushed kettle cooked potato chips, use semisweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate, etc. However you spin your personal batch of monster cookies, one thing’s for sure: Pulling out a platter of these loaded treats will always incite excitement.
Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
A no-frills chocolate chip recipe that stays warm and soft in the center with a slight crisp around the edges is just how we like it, thanks to an iron skillet.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
You probably have everything on hand to make these chewy, chocolaty peanut butter cookies. Pressing the cookies flat helps them bake quickly and get lovely crisp edges; otherwise they'll be too round and undercooked.
Mississippi Mud Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Mississippi Mud, a traditional Southern sheet cake filled with marshmallows and topped with decadent chocolate frosting gets a makeover in this skillet cookie dessert.
Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies
These 5-star, flourless cookies are a dream if you're going gluten-free, especially with the perfect pairing of peanut butter and chocolate.
Triple-threat Chocolate Cookies
All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
It doesn't get more classic than this chocolate chip recipe: butter, sugar and brown sugar, flour, vanilla, chips, salt, and baking soda. Pro tip: add pretzel bits.
Edible and Bakeable Cookie Dough
If you’ve ever been scolded for eating raw cookie dough straight from the mixing bowl, get ready to enjoy the satisfaction you were once denied. This edible cookie dough eliminates the fear factor of eating raw cookie dough by following similar safety protocols as manufactures who produce cookie dough that is intended to be eaten raw (like that used in cookie dough ice cream and the cookie dough served at the increasingly popular dessert spots like NYC’s DŌ). The 2 key details of this recipe that give you a pass to enjoy the dough in a raw state is using pasteurized eggs and toasting your all-purpose flour before using it to make the dough. That said, unlike a number of the edible cookie dough recipes out there, which oftentimes do not include an egg at all, this dough will also produce a delicious batch of chocolate chip cookies when baked. So if eating cookie dough by the spoonful isn’t exactly your thing, you can treat this recipe as you would any cookie recipe—except that you can “clean” the bowl with no worries.
Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
Try this cookie recipe that contrasts the tartness of the cherries with the cocoa and chocolate chips for an elegant, and delicious, addition to your holiday table.
Crunchy-Chewy Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This has been my go-to "house" cookie for years--when I tell the kids I'm making cookies, it's these guys, made with no-frills, good ol' whole-wheat flour. The good news is that they work with other flours, too. They're wonderfully crisp around the edges and chewy in the middle; that soft center comes from using all brown sugar (no granulated) and a drizzle of honey.
Peppermint Bark Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie with Salted Caramel
Start with a delicious warm oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie base and take it over the top with fun toppings like caramel or chocolate syrup, sea salt, and vanilla ice cream.
Jana's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ground oats and chopped pecans give them great texture, and a grated milk chocolate bar gives the chocolate morsels an extraordinary boost.
Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Browning the butter makes all the difference! Butter moves from nutty and brown perfection to bitter and burned quickly, so be sure to take the pan off the heat once it turns amber-brown.
Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you're of the school that thinks chocolate chip cookies should be soft and chewy, you'll love this recipe. If not, these cookies will change your mind.
Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookies
These large cookies hold lots of chocolate chips. If you ant to freeze them, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then store in a zip-top bag.
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Five dozen cookies in 30 minutes? Yes, please.
Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies
Use dark chocolate chunks and add oats for a thicker, richer cookie.
Add a cool and refreshing tough with peppermint extract. Using egg whites (rather than whole eggs) contribute to this cookie's lightness.
Chocolate-Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars
It's not a cookie... it's a cookie bar. We love that this recipe uses wheat pastry flour for a light, chewy texture.
Double Chocolate Cookies
The secret to these rich chocolate cookies is not to overbake them. For a gooey, creamy cookie center, pull them out of the oven when they are still a bit glossy.
Chocolate-Chip Meringue Cookies
These chocolate chip meringue cookies are light, crunchy, and have just the right amount of cocoa to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Ganache-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies
A stuffed cookie is like a sandwich cookie, only with more cream on the inside-it's fatter, fuller and (if you're the kind of person who twists apart the cookies to get to the cream) better.
Chocolate Chip-Snickerdoodle Jam Bars
This may seem like an over-the-top cookie combo, but trust us on this one—you’re going to love these decadent hybrid cookie bars. Just imagine a chocolate chip cookie merged with a snickerdoodle and a jam thumbprint to create a single, epic (and epically delicious) cookie experience. The great thing about these bars is that they rely on one versatile cookie dough, that you enhance with various add-ins to create your layers. Plus, you can customize the cookie bars with any jam you please. We used just enough sweet-tart raspberry jam to balance the chocolate chips and cinnamon sugar, but you could use blackberry, orange, or even cranberry jam.
Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
You’ve probably heard of olive oil cake, and if you’ve ever tasted one, you know how much rich character olive oil can bring to a dessert. And that’s certainly the case for these anything-but-average chocolate chip cookies. With their crispy edges and perfectly gooey center, they’re downright dreamy. Fruity olive oil subtly shines, complementing the melt-in-your mouth chocolaty factor in this distinctly delicious twist on the cookie jar classic. Although it’s tempting to go straight from the bowl to the oven, it’s important that the cookie dough is thoroughly chilled before baking. Not only will this step make scooping the cookies easier, but refrigeration solidifies the oil, which keeps the cookies from spreading too fast and becoming too thin. Being that olive oil is the star ingredient in this chocolate chip cookie recipe, be sure to use a good quality oil.
Chocolate “Chip” Cookies
These taste like the best chocolate chip cookies ever—with a crisp exterior and a decadently doughy interior—but with salty potato chips added in… because that’s exactly what they are. Pro tip: Once you’ve added the flour, mix as little as possible just to incorporate the chocolate chips and potato chips. The cookies will continue to firm up as they cool on the pan so do not be tempted to over-bake.