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These Are the 25 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes on the Internet

From adding peanut butter to including bacon, there are so many delicious and unexpected ways to bake a batch.
pile of chocolate chip cookies

Melty chocolate, buttery dough, that satisfying chewy texture… chocolate chip cookies are one of the all-time best desserts for so many reasons. They're super easy to whip up quickly for a get-together with friends or just a sweet indulgence at home.

Usually, you shouldn't mess with such a delicious, solid staple.

But, the thing about chocolate chip cookies is that they can provide ample opportunity for experimentation. From infusing your next batch with a smoky chipotle powder to packing them full of fun ingredients like orange zest, coconut, walnuts, or even bacon (!), the options are truly endless.

So, if you're looking for recipes that are a bit more unique—or you simply want a no-fail, classic dessert recipe—you've come to the right place. Below are 25 of the yummiest and most unique chocolate chip cookie recipes we could find on the internet.

Your next crowd-pleaser is definitely somewhere on this list.

1

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low-calorie chocolate chip cookies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect to have on hand for those last-minute, late-night baking sessions. Spice up the recipe by adding extra ingredients, such as cinnamon, pecans, or even peanut butter chips, to the batter.

Get our recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

2

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy oatmeal–chocolate chip cookies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Rolled oats and brown sugar transform these cookies into even more delicious comfort food. To make them vegan, swap out the eggs and butter for applesauce and a vegan butter alternative. That way, your friends with food restrictions won't feel left out at the party.

Get our recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

3

Orange Zest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect chocolate chip cookie
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An unexpected ingredient, orange zest, makes the flavors found in this unique chocolate chip cookie recipe really come alive. Just grate about a teaspoon or so of the citrus zest right into the batter for a surprisingly delicious treat.

Get our recipe for Orange Zest Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

4

Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

dark chocolate walnut cookies on cooling rack
Courtesy of The Baker Mama

These cookies are packed with tons of crunchy, earthy walnuts, which provide great taste as well as a wonderful dose of healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber.

Get the recipe from The Baker Mama. 

5

Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

plate of double chocolate chip chipotle cookies
Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

Chipotle chili powder brings this double chocolate chip cookie recipe to the next level. If you are looking for a cookie recipe that has a little kick to it then this is the one for you!

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil. 

6

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

plate of banana chocolate chip cookies
Courtesy of Lil Luna.

These banana chocolate chip cookies are super tasty and incredibly easy to make. A half-cup of mashed banana in the batter helps these moist cookies to achieve their irresistible cake-like texture.

Get the recipe from Lil' Luna. 

7

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip smores cookies topped with marshmallows and fudge
Courtesy of Sallys Baking Addiction

Get ready to indulge in a variation of your favorite summer campfire snack with this s'mores chocolate chip cookie recipe. Melted marshmallows, creamy chocolate, and crushed graham crackers all come together to create a mouthwatering cookie that's perfect to whip up any time of the year.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

8

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies

dark chocolate cranberry almond cookies
Courtesy of Sallys Baking Addiction

Dark chocolate chunks, tangy dried cranberries, and slivered almonds help make this chocolate chip cookie recipe one to remember. If you really want to get creative, swap out the dark chocolate chunks for white chocolate or yogurt chips.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. 

9

Browned Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

brown butter chocolate chip pecan cookies
Courtesy of Half-Baked Harvest.

Maple roasted pecans, browned butter, and chocolate chips come together in this cookie recipe that is perfect to make for any holiday or as a "just because." Want an even sweeter treat? Serve these cookies with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.

Get the recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.

10

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

lemon white chocolate cookies on cooling rack with bowl of white chocolate chips
Courtesy of Whats Gaby Cooking.

Tangy, sweet, and a tad unexpected, these lemon white chocolate chip cookies are a must-have to have on hand for any and every occasion. Lemon extract and white chocolate chips put an inventive spin on a conventional cookie recipe.

Get the recipe from What's Gaby Cooking? 

11

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

stack of pretzel chocolate chip cookies
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

If you love snacks that are both salty and sweet, these pretzel chocolate chip cookies are for you. Pieces of crunchy mini pretzels go hand-in-hand with the cookie's chewy texture to create a winning combination.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks. 

12

Inside Out Chocolate Chip Cookies

inside out chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack
Courtesy of Sallys Baking Addiction.

Easily impress family and friends alike with this inside out chocolate chip cookie recipe! Its fudgy chocolate cookie base and sweet white chocolate chips will definitely have you coming back for seconds.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. 

13

Jumbo Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

jumbo coconut chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack
Courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything.

What's better than chocolate chip cookies? Jumbo chocolate chip cookies! These are packed with tasty flaked coconut and semi-sweet chocolate chips and then dipped in a smooth, creamy white candy coating.

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything. 

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14

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

This scrumptious recipe uses just a handful of ingredients and puts a gluten-free twist on a classic cookie. If there are any leftovers, you can store them in the freezer for when you need a quick dessert to serve.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker. 

15

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

strawberry chocolate chip cookie on cooling rack
Courtesy of Sallys Baking Addiction

This chocolate chip cookies recipe is made using strawberry cake mix, which gives it a beautiful pink color and the perfect amount of strawberry flavor. It's like a chocolate-covered strawberry in cookie form!

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. 

16

Whole-Wheat Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

whole wheat olive oil chocolate chip cookie with bite
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen.

Olive oil and whole wheat flour take the place of butter and white flour in this elevated cookie recipe. Make sure to bake a batch of these for any future dinners you may be hosting, as they are sure to be a big hit.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen. 

17

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

plate of mint chocolate chip cookies
Courtesy of Well-Plated.

We love the edge that mint chips give this chocolate chip cookie recipe. An added bonus? Prepared dough can be stored in the freezer for up to three months, making this the perfect make-ahead cookie recipe for those busy days.

Get the recipe from Well Plated. 

18

Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip caramel corn cookies
Courtesy of Averie Cooks.

Caramel covered popcorn and chocolate chips prove to be a delicious duo in this unique cookie recipe. Even better? They take just 20 minutes to make.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks. 

19

Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

potato chip chocolate chip cookies
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats.

Crushed, kettle-cooked potato chips take center stage in this cookie recipe that's sure to get you hooked from the first bite. Both salty and sweet, these cookies will ensure you never have to pick between snacks again.

Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats. 

20

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet
Courtesy of Cookie and Kate.

This vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe is made using whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, and flaky sea salt. Coconut oil can also be swapped out for some extra virgin olive oil if you prefer.

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate. 

21

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

cherry chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack
Courtesy of Whats Gaby Cooking

Old-fashioned oats, dark chocolate chips, and dried tart cherries are the main focus of this delicious recipe. Be sure to sprinkle some Maldon sea salt on top of each cookie once they are out of the oven for that extra oomph.

Get the recipe from What's Gaby Cooking? 

22

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies with rainbow sprinkles
Courtesy of Sallys Baking Addiction

A dessert that is both cookie and cake? Sign us up! This out-of-the-ordinary chocolate chip cookie recipe uses yellow boxed cake mix, colorful sprinkles, and chocolate chips to give you the best of both worlds.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. 

23

Twix Bar Chocolate Chip Cookies

twix bar chocolate chip cookies
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

If you have a sweet tooth, look no further than this candy-packed cookie recipe, as it is the perfect balance of crunchy, chewy, and sweet.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks. 

24

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

bacon chocolate chip cookies on wax paper
Courtesy of Running to the Kitchen.

This chocolate chip cookie recipe uses almond flour, honey, melted coconut oil, dark chocolate chunks, and crumbled bacon pieces to achieve its deliciously unique flavor.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen. 

25

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough on baking sheet with parchment paper
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

A classic combination, peanut butter and chocolate pair just as well together in cookie recipes as they do in Reese's peanut butter cups. As a bonus, this recipe is gluten-free.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker. 

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