21 Recipes for Chocolate-Chip Cookie Addicts Everywhere

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Chocolate chip cookies are a tried-and-true dessert staple for a reason; whether you like them chewy, crunchy or packed with nuts and fruit, there’s a cookie out there for you. Ready to take your cookie game to the next level? Try our mix of classic and creative chocolate-chip cookie recipes, including one that gives you permission to eat all the raw cookie dough you want (yes, really). Plus, check out our guide to baking your version of the perfect chocolate chip cookie, complete with your pick of textures and flavors.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This simple recipe, featured in Food Network Magazine, will yield cookies that are light and crisp on the outside, with a perfectly chewy center.

Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies

The combination of dark brown and white sugars in this recipe balances the bittersweet chocolate to bring well-rounded flavor to these quick-fix treats.

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you prefer your chocolate chip cookies thin and crispy, look no further: These beauties boast a welcome crunchy bite (and no burn).

My Big, Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Instead of using chocolate chips, Tyler Florence puts coarsely chopped dark chocolate straight off a block in his oversize cookies, guaranteeing plenty of rich chocolate flavor in every bite.

Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These crispy cookies will give your old, full-fat recipe a run for their money, say the chefs at Food Network Kitchen. Adding ground oats to whole-wheat pastry flour, cutting the butter and adding some agave nectar cuts the fat and calories without sacrificing flavor.

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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giada De Laurentiis complements the nuttiness of toasted hazelnuts with a generous helping of English toffee candy mixed into the batter.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cookie dough lovers everywhere, we’ve found your dream dessert. This raw cookie dough doesn’t contain eggs, so you can enjoy it worry-free. Use it as an ice cream topping or the filling of a cookie sandwich, or just eat it with a spoon (no judgment here).

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

With pumpkin puree and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg running throughout these easy, speedy cookies, you’ll be able to enjoy tried-and-true fall flavors all year round.

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Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Relive childhood soda-shop nostalgia with The Pioneer Woman’s sweet, buttery chocolate-chip cookies laced with a heaping helping of malted milk powder.

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Skillet Cookie Sundae

What’s better than an ice cream sundae? One that sits atop a giant warm chocolate-chip cookie, of course. Pick your favorite ice cream flavor to scoop right on top, then finish with classic sundae fixings like sprinkles and whipped cream.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Indulge in the beloved combo of sweet and salty tastes in Valerie Bertinelli’s caramel-laced cookies, each sprinkled with flecks of sea salt.

Oatmeal-Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthier chocolate chippers that don’t sacrifice flavor? Sign us up. This light recipe, featured in Food Network Magazine, combines classic ingredients like eggs and semisweet chocolate chips with smart picks like oats and flax seed.

Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Triple the chocolate means triple the decadence. Ree Drummond adds cocoa powder to the base batter, then studs the cookies with both semisweet and white chocolate chips.

Snack Bar Madness Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have extra candy, dried fruit or nuts left in the pantry? Add them to the batter of these customizable cookies. You can switch up the mix-ins each time you make them — but don’t pass up the potato chips. According to the chefs in Food Network Kitchen, the chips “add a salty finish that really works for those who love the sweet and salty combination.”

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ree packs these candy- and chocolate chip-dipped sandwiches with some unexpected ingredients: hand-crushed millet and flax seed. “The seeds add a little nuttiness, and a nice texture without adding nuts,” she explains.

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

The applesauce and coconut oil in the batter ensure that these good-for-you treats turn out moist and chewy.

Waffled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have waffles for dessert by plopping chocolate chip-studded dough directly onto a warm waffle iron. After a few minutes, lift the top to find results that are crispy on the outside, with a cakelike center.

S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nancy Fuller brings the best of traditional s’mores to two-bite cookies by mixing crushed graham cracker pieces into the dough and dotting each cookie with marshmallow creme and milk chocolate before baking.

Tropical Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

One bite of these cakey cookies will transport you to a day at the beach; they’re packed with shredded coconut and dried fruits like mango and papaya for plenty of bright flavors.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

If you can resist eating all your chocolate chip cookies the minute they’re done, try using them in this frozen treat made from stacks of homemade cookies layered with vanilla whipped cream. Just stack the cookies with the cream and let the layers chill overnight; what you’ll find the next day will be a moist, tender cookie cake that cuts into soft slices.

Dried Cherry, Macadamia and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The chefs in our Food Network Kitchen share their secret for bringing extra flavor to this nutty dessert: The cookies develop a lot of flavor from chilling the dough for a longer amount of time, they explain.